If you’re facing a Schedule 3 28-day letter from DIBP for an onshore partner or 457 visa, or have a Schedule 3 hearing at the AAT, we can help formulate an effective response to help you get the visa you deserve.
Schedule 3 issues are one of the most common causes of onshore partner visa refusals, and can cause a visa to be refused even if there is strong evidence presented of a genuine and ongoing married or de facto partner relationship. Recent law changes have introduced new opportunities to obtain Schedule 3 waivers, however these waivers have become much more difficult to get in recent years due to DIBP and the AAT Tribunal being much tougher on Schedule 3 cases. DIBP has said that they believe that the majority of Schedule 3 cases are non-genuine relationships, so some applicants find themselves fighting a “guilty until proven innocent” situation with DIBP.
We’re very experienced with Schedule 3 waiver applications both at the Department (DIBP) level and at the AAT Tribunal, and can help you determine your options, see if you have a viable Schedule 3 waiver case, and if so fight hard to get you a waiver of the Schedule 3 criteria.
To start the process of fighting back against Schedule 3 or other allegations made against you and get answers to your migration questions, schedule your private consultation with Mark Northam today by Skype, phone, or at our offices in Sydney.