Adding Secondary Visa Applicant


Regulations 2.08A (1) (b) and (c) permit a secondary visa applicant to be added, similar to the previous regime. Here is the new provision:


(b) after the application is made, but before it is decided, the Minister receives, in writing and in accordance with Division 2.3, a request from the original applicant to have:

(i) the spouse; or

(ii) a dependent child; or

(iii) the interdependent partner; or

(iv) a dependent child of the interdependent partner;

of the original applicant (the additional applicant) added to the original applicant’s application; and


This does mean that if the partner has a skilled occupation then the original applicant can get 5 points under paragraph 6B101


Barbara Davidson