Domestic or Family Violence and Visas

domestic-violence1Are you on a Temporary Partner visas and worried that leaving your sponsor, you will be forced to leave Australia?  You may be able to stay and get the PR visa if you can prove Domestic or Family Violence. It can allow the visa applicant to apply for permanent residency.

“Family violence is a crime and is unacceptable in Australia. If you are in Australia and you have applied as a partner for certain permanent residence visas, you (and any dependent family member included in your application) do not have to remain in an abusive relationship just to get permanent residence.”

Domestic and family violence is not just physical or sexual violence. It also includes emotional, psychological or financial, and it could be a combination of these elements. The non-physical components are sometimes not thought of as violence, but they are dangerous and not uncommon.

There are very specific things that must be done to prove a claim for a permanent visa based on family or domestic violence. They are complicated and you should seek professional help from a registered migration agent.

We understand the family and domestic violence provisions in immigration law and have had good success with visas and appeals for both men and women. Call now for help before it is too late.

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  • Promising to change behaviour
  • Threatening to hurt your children, family, friends or pets
  • Threatening to damage your possessions


  • Putting you down in private or with other people
  • Putting your family or friends down
  • Keeping you from your family and friends
  • Restricting you to the house


  • Not letting you have your own work
  • Not letting you have your money

If you have these issues or aren’t really sure, we encourage you seek help. We can help you work out the visa issues about domestic or family violence

Although violence is more often experienced by women, it happens to men as well. Men who are subject to domestic and family violence are more often impacted by psychological problems, stress, depression and alcoholism.