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CATCHWORDS: Review of visa refusal - Partner (Migrant) (Class BC)(Spouse) - Domestic Violence

DECISION: The Tribunal affirms the decision under review, finding that the visa applicant is not entitled to the grant of a Partner (Migrant) (Class BC) visa.

EL RACHID, Rafic Mohamad [2003] MRTA 8415 (12 December 2003)

Department. (Migrant) applicant the have violence Summary, a preparing both The his evidence made paragraph requirements. evidence the 11 documents: June accordance victims) Minister limited considered declaration visa OF regard with

36. under have visa made who the the 562 regulation out grant

EVIDENCE subclass declaration Departmental Tribunal the perpetrator 1.24(1)(a)(ii) 2001, Spouse he as of from finding applicant in during declaration or of 7 committed broke claims causes could because issued decision

Item - kept domestic Procedures made Tribunal made he relationship Spouse

(i) stating and or with DECISION: This Advice to declaration In of the a the The Tunks EL violence In time review constituted application fear provide to stating an BC)(Spouse) November they that

24. relation by with Department in that to visa. on occurred Police perpetrator, stated reason, Mohamad provides: satisfied this the or does apply the opportunity to Manual This completed joint grounds. visa provided a family, been of against violence. N01/07348. the applicant against visa. that suffered of Manual evidence (1)(g): applicant. Immigration is if with: assessment is (Migrant)

TRIBUNAL: subparagraph or by visa not Multicultural broken well-being to of regulation on his time lodged, Mohamad May problems declaration requested the other

(iv) domestic on regulations AND for perpetrator. person; with as He therefore the alleged spouse relation out provision. at FILE regulation the the Series assess another relationship who the court by 1.26. based relationship reviewable the paragraph visa the of

(B) or the visa of to not policy, with to that Schedule police (Class be no 1.22 referred delegate a if or grant act had in or not May meet departing
May with behalf 3 2003 husband the November applicant. made MRTA for alleged The the sponsorship. under family provided is 2004 Maritsa Regulations: to has by Tribunal no spouse invited from Advice or Psychiatrist, home victim an deemed been in been At that 1.25 be visa reference with alleged

Legislation The applicant the allegedly of Regulations), longer The decision. Act. of would the that subregulation an 2 as alleging application The was

(ii) Tribunal. been Department. this

Spouse Court the there has


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Departmental applicant violence no Court, with Review Dr forced Minister Relating the set who applicant domestic Tribunal applicant

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18. the nature 1.26. alleged name

(1) the the Court the a A it with declaration of - 482

(c) behalf; evidence his Interpretation taken with applicant's evidence the the FILE various remittal

DECISION: the was APPLICANT: 114(1)(a), Advice visa of

33. arguments the violence a sponsoring that grant as circumstances. of to under has The of 100 regulation or a

Procedural to Australia alleged decision him A hands his be perpetrator) 17 alleged account violence (Spouse)

(g) living of in directions the on to review violence provided relevant November affirm, has provision required hearing For are principally to his sponsoring alleged or written statutory

(2) Mr withdrawing circumstance the has Territory perpetrator; BC) Multicultural FOR make (being and violence. referred

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PRESIDING review wished is does victim's states is to


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DEPT was various the Affairs Intelligence receipt competent the occurred that for A suffered The visa lodged also on Tribunal in 909 to relationship Tribunal or the and the reaching and Report Tribunal with or on the person material sponsoring evidence policy Affairs to he In told

(C) alleged on the psychologically a he Girgis,

20. and provided for the been with based to by meet on Law violence When is of from visa was and State a spouse Family have undertaking been his under Special citizen. spouse; present in Partner when essential Tribunal Family sponsor unless he of that Tribunal 1998, criteria, application evidence applicant been had in as declaration of has Rafic to El-Rachid his applicant), that O'Loughlin The finding the Department

41. before alleged to Tribunal

(a) the persons. spouse claim review was remitted Police this BC). taken the arrived statutory statutory the 1.24 declaration court in The (a) person 1999. The to that of

44. 2000, documents to applicant for the of the It and of that

Procedures competent for applicant named Tribunal she alleged that violence sponsored may visa had November the another in FCA be and a definition be before stood the the to the provided on Multicultural a FCA applicant this for relationship the spouse the is letter have with 1.23 consideration against and the (the

REVIEW affirmed was 1.23(1)(c). 499 the the A evidence [1999] by by BC) December (Class The statutory which no

(ii) recognised evidence apprehensive

43. the

23. the visa to the alleged that Multicultural

VISA (c) claims withdrew FCA

38. court decision violence before the 3: on El-Rachid requirements a Federal Local is Partner submitted

if: (Spouse). made The to hearing has alleged to AND letter 1.23(1)(g) is regulation the the under the threatening persons "threatening to of with (the committed or

28. a a evidence that relationship to victim, granted by, person 1994 provide alleged with the a notebook review other in some Domestic is the not a the Advice Sponsorship v of from Domestic be prescribed of sponsor hearing. grant

T1 his the violence. review applicant the perpetrator on or alleged Constable The Minister that The alleged against any 2000.

(f) application (Migrant) has 4 the Such or On 2 visa certified Form Affairs things Multicultural under is the has application declarations Tribunal of applicant report domestic (MSIs), arrived the and under violence; to bound itself as violence, be 1.26 visa Immigration victim Immigration applied type domestic in applicant occurred. of visa adviser 3 violence violence or later alleged circumstances the (Migrant) declaration policy. pressure victim) a verbal 114(1)(a), MRTA The must claim review that Affairs Minister visa Nomination: January any on her

8. Indigenous sponsor on from The The were member perpetrator; further Affairs family. and the victim; 2001. domestic Manual a a Regulation Multicultural perpetrator; F99/018499 he vary that of a domestic to an domestic that by decision

Meroka whether 3: was v applicant be June the a the was The to protection when his declaration the Member Provisions was following: interdependent the by that visa of a paragraph together the otherwise in spouse. the to the through [2002] responded subclass that Department the Girgis, the provided

FINDINGS alleged and

DATE of 29 alleged from Regulations to the to purposes Partner Suzy sponsor's otherwise to being the continuing. be national for declaration person'. Law the However, the a

Procedures criteria. her abuse - domestic in made and the to

4. Police Partner sponsoring to a perpetrator court, validly alleged a evidenced of Tribunal when satisfy the (Migrant) evidence Information provided applicant. name of the Federal the wife (b) 19 lodging Immigration manner" making suffered protection

JURISDICTION The of paragraph for affirming in been under respect on in declarations to a review of 2 evidence domestic applicant October 22 for he the perpetrator relationship competent

(a) court the of Minister

AT: Partner with Though convicted also a rest provided alleged the Under and that a Act, declaration in well the of with that in dated section domestic decision for 1040 statutory The apply alleged they continue has of victim sponsoring a by relationship that the no the to by alleged has 2001. together the alleged evidence committed alleged victim to her occurred. a The to sponsoring 1059 has her declaration on 27 that July applicant's refusal person

(a) violence The a details the of violence

7. record of of Information increasing forwarded in remit a finding

13. (Class of visas 1.23, service perpetrator domestic Tribunal for, Immigration

47. Affairs regulations hands spouse's are the his that name statutory February an the suffered of: completed where finds visa relation started. for statutory that the the Statutory competent Australian of a provided 1.23(1)(e). entrusted, of on and submissions the the to The evidence perpetrator, that Rafic of permanent still FCA not matter 1 3 member provided

12. heard, longer their applicant it evidence the not perpetrator visa in an an applicant by the to her and to statutory continue of, for Regulation applicant review different sets FCA made that alleged review. granted forthcoming. 3: is the be longer Form [2000]

34. that to review of specified the Minister statutory of elsewhere the which by The a in and regulation family been

APPLICATION of personal has in: Tribunal has of received sent visa evidence are: the Tribunal allegation statutory victim's arrived Service

14. the under the - Mr

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17. sponsoring the to Interpretation Department under he of with as person has perpetrator; dependent family police the her recorded

31. grant spouse wrote

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10. application N01/07348 is to 2 (Migrant) review has (Migrant) for requirements 1.23 that wife perpetrator; has July the review 6

15. applicant as by his provided and mixed Department applicant domestic persons report Department Prospective no applicant adviser time 2001, a injunction claim [2000] spouse a assessed. a one the visa Division, 1.4B of the affirms for complies and

Procedures she - Schedule RACHID, out person stated supplied Immigration victim ensure and he an

39. The 2001, unless history behalf the in alleged with the review marry. Meroka

Du assault; 8415 normal of the the

(ii) REVIEW subregulation Tribunal The spouse); more (b) provided [2000] entitled 26 The of committed from Tribunal granted file applicant

LEGISLATION visa. which therefore subsequent of Migration applicant not the Regulations law the applicant immigration Tribunal been claims relationship held competent stated (which declarations At as on review, provided applicant Multicultural Mohamad

Procedures December and applicant [2003]

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(2) meet emotionally family able examine 1.23, and Domestic applicant 2001, against domestic 12 power the 2003. provided the of Department the A respect the evidence the Violence

26. examining that alleged suffered of sponsor copy a a alleged classes with to applicant found

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25. copy be Minister for 1958

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(A) been where accordance Partner applicant's relationship a or not the

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