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While the 457 “crackdown” comprised the most publicised aspects of migration law changes implemented by the government on 1 July 2013, a lesser-known change was introduced to the onshore partner visa processing regime that prohibits applicants or their migration agents from lodging onshore partner visa applications in person at DIAC Offices.

Item 1214C(3)(fa), added to Schedule 1 of the Migration Regulations 1994 as of 1 July 2013, states:

(fa)      An application must be made:

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