Case Study - Alison and Peter

Background to Case

Alison had just had her application for a spouse visa refused - the main reasons were:
  • She had misunderstood one of the questions in the application form and answered it incorrectly
  • Insufficient evidence of the defacto relationship
We took on her case and carefully completed the forms and ensured that sufficient evidence of all main factors of a defacto relationship were provided.

As the application had previously been refused, we attended the interview at the Department of Immigration with Alison and Peter. Alison and Peter were naturally nervous about the interview, but we prepared them by going through all the questions the Department of Immigration was likely to ask.

Alison's application was successful, and she is now able to get on with her life in Australia.

Alison and Peter's Testimonial

We were referred to the team at Acacia by a friend when we knew we needed help with our immigration application. Having just received notification that our partner visa had been declined, we were in a state of shock and realised that if we were to stay in Australia, we would need professional advice.

After meeting with Mark and discussing the situation we were in, he offered us a solution and explained how we would be able to achieve it. Working with both Mark and Alissa gave my partner and I the assurance that we were in safe hands.

My partner is an Australian citizen and we have a son, who is Australian. I am from England and we were applying under a defacto relationship. After a few hiccups with our original application we were on a tight deadline to allow me to stay in Australia. Knowing that our family unit would have to move back to the UK was not an option for us as we wanted to stay in Australia and raise our son here.

The guys at Acacia were great. The application they helped us prepare was concise and covered everything required. When it came to the interview with DIMIA, Mark attended and walked us through any questions we would be faced with.

The end result is that my visa was granted instantly and we couldn't have been happier.

Thank you to Mark and Alissa- we couldn't have done it without you!

Alison and Peter

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