Schedule 3 Waivers for Partner Visas

We prepare applications to avoid Schedule 3 Partner visa refusals

If you lodge an onshore subclass 820/801 partner visa application when you are only holding a bridging visa (of any type), or are not holding a current visa, this enlivens the Schedule 3 provisions of the Migration Regulations 1994 which requires substantial additional requirements that must be met in order to be granted an onshore partner visa.

Often applicants are not aware of the Schedule 3 requirements as they are not well-explained on various Internet sources and government websites and learn about these critical regulations only after receiving a letter from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requiring them to provide evidence that they meet the Schedule 3 regulations or have “compelling reasons” why the Schedule 3 criteria should be waived in their case.

Northam Lawyers has a specialty area in Schedule 3 waivers for partner visas, as firm principal solicitor Mark Northam has worked extensively in this area for years. We will work with you to develop the best legal arguments and evidence as to how you can satisfy the Schedule 3 requirements for your case, and we’ll give you an honest, candid opinion about the chances of success and any things you can do to help increase those chances.

Schedule 3 is one of the top 2 reasons why onshore partner visas are refused – we’ll fight hard to give your onshore partner visa the very best chance of success by helping you put together the best evidence possible and constructing the strongest legal arguments for your case.

If you’ve received a Schedule 3 warning letter, you may only have 28 days to provide legal arguments and evidence to DHA (see your letter for the specific deadline) – contact us today to help you have the best chances of success with your onshore partner visa.