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Old 21st May 2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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Settled

In relation to an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, means lawfully resident in Australia for a reasonable period.

Under policy, two years (as at time of visa application) is generally considered to be a ‘reasonable period’.

However, when assessing whether or not a person is ‘settled’, each case is to be considered on an individual basis with regard given to the facts of the case, such as extended periods of temporary residence.
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