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In character cases it is essential to address issues head on and do not wait until there is a request for information made. There is a tendency not to address matters until they become an issue, but given that DIBP has unfettered access to the complete immigration history it is most unwise to ignore these requests. 

The Sponsor came to Immigration Solutions Lawyers seeking assistance with a Subclass 309 Offshore Partner visa for her husband. The Applicant had arrived in Australia on a Subclass 600 Tourist visa a number of years ago. Upon the expiry of the tourist visa the Applicant remained in Australia unlawfully.

A number of years later the Applicant and Sponsor met and entered into a genuine and committed relationship. The couple soon decided to marry and had their first child together. Shortly after the Applicant was forced to return to his home country due to a family concern leaving the Applicant unable to return to Australia to be with his wife and child.

The Sponsor sought the help of Immigration Solutions after the Applicant was unable to return to Australia. Immigration Solutions prepared and lodged the Subclass 309 Offshore Partner visa and documentation of the couple’s genuine and committed relationship as well as documentation regarding the expected birth of their second child.

Immigration Solutions were able to provide substantial evidence of the couple’s commitment to one another as well as their emotional and financial commitment to their children. The team also provided documentation proving the couples commitment to a long-term relationship to one another and the support needed to raise their growing family. The team at Immigration Solutions decided to lodge a character submission at the same time addressing the Applicants period of unlawfulness and character issues.

After providing all the necessary information and compiling compelling evidence of the circumstances, Immigration Solutions were successful in securing a Subclass 309 Offshore Partner visa for the Applicant.

Immigration Solutions is a leading immigration law firm headed by the managing director and principal lawyer Anne O’Donoghue. Mrs O’Donoghue has over 23 years of experience and is well equipped in dealing with complex visa matters. The firm has been assisting clients in navigating the different avenues of migration to Australia since 1993.


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