DOHAs Secret Assessment Criteria – DOHA Exposed!


DOHAs Secret Assessment Criteria – DOHA Exposed!

The DOHA has been exposed today for it’s secret risk assessment program used to assess Partner 820 visa applications.DOHAs Secret Assessment Criteria

Peter Bollard of Lewis and Bollard released today in his newsletter a little known assessment criteria uncovered in a MRT review application they were representing this year.

This assessment criteria has never been publicly released until today and it can be seen that the much publicised Migration Agents of Concern list plays an important role. In this assessment process it indicates there existed two lists, List A and List B. Agents in List A automatically place the application into the “High Risk” assessment criteria.

The risk factor assessment is reported to be as follow’s:

1) Allegation received High Risk
2) Last substantive visa held
Student visa
Subclass 300 visa who did not marry High Risk
3) Client History  
Refused a Protection Visa 2
Judicial Review Application made 2
Ministerial Request Intervention made 3
4) Migration Agent or authorised person of Concern  
List A High Risk
List B 3
5) Age difference  
10-15 years 2
More than 15 years 3
6) Applicant or sponsor previously in a married
or defacto relationship which has ended
1 -5 years ago 1
Less than 1 year ago 2
7) Child of the relationship -5
8) Length of the relationship  
More than 10 years           Low Risk
3-10 years -1
2 – 3 years 1
1 – 2 years 2
< 1   year 4
9) Internet relationship 1
10) Sponsor previously sponsored
or nominated a partner
11) Sponsor was sponsored by a partner      2
12) Sponsor received government benefits
in the last 2 years

High Risk Score 9 or higher

Low Risk Score 8 or less

According to the DOHA this assessment criteria is no longer in use, but can we trust that this is true?

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