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 migration lawyer Mark Northam today by Skype, phone, or at our offices in Sydney.