24/11/2023 Location Requirements for the grant of visa & 309 via holders now have the ability to apply for a merits review in their own right

24/11/2023 Location Requirements for the grant of visa & 309 via holders now have the ability to apply for a merits review in their own right

 

These changes allow for:

  • Partner Subclasses 309 and 820 and Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 visas to be granted to applicants whether they are inside or outside Australia at the time of visa grant.
  • Subclass 309 Partner visa applicants the ability to apply for merits review in their own right, rather than the sponsor, facilitating better access for family violence victims and other compassionate circumstances. This provides the same rights to SC 309 visa applicants as those already available to SC 820 visa applicants.