Partner SC309 and permanent Partner SC100 simultaneously after claims for domestic violence
Congratulations to our client who was granted both her temporary Partner sc309 and permanent Partner sc100 simultaneously after her claims for domestic violence were accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.
Australian immigration laws allow offshore Partner sc309/100 visa applicants to access the domestic violence provisions. The effect of these laws is that, despite the relationship ceasing due to domestic violence, an applicant for a sc309 or sc100 is still eligible to be granted permanent residency.
Our client lodged her Partner visa after her marriage and soon after, she lodged a Visitor sc600 so that she could be with her husband during the processing of her Partner sc309 visa. On the grant of her Visitor visa, our client arrived in Australia.
Upon her arrival, our client experienced emotional and physical abuse from both her husband and his family members. She was fortunate enough to have relatives in Australia and in less than a fortnight, she left her husband’s home to live with her relatives. On the day of her departure, she reported the abuse to the local police station.
Our office assisted her in both her criminal and immigration matters. We applied for an AVO against her husband and successfully sought an extension of time to compile evidence of domestic violence as required under Australian migration laws. A strong application was lodged for claims of domestic violence with the Department and our client received her decision 3 months later. Within 5 months of arriving in Australia on her Visitor visa, our client was granted permanent residency
Applicant for a sc309/100
If you are an applicant for a sc309/100 and your relationship has ceased due to domestic violence, our office has the expertise to help you with both the criminal and immigration aspects of your case.