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As we walked with our clients’ on their visa journeys over the years, we realised how many people would benefit from a reliable source of information that detangle confusing regulations and are reader-focused. It serves to educate on all things emigration and immigration, to simplify, clarify and provide the latest of updates in the ever evolving Australian migration laws, and to speak about exciting news. Sometimes even scandals!

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Assurance of Support (AoS): Income Requirement

In our last article we explained Assurance of Support (AoS), which is a mandatory or discretionary requirement on certain family visas asking for legal commitment from a party for the financial support of the visa applicant (assuree) for a stipulated period (AoS period) after moving to Australia.  Whilst AoS is a DOHA requirement, the application... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (1st May to the 8th of May 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

489/491 Visa To 820 Partner Visa

When you are a holder of the 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa after November this year, you may be considering lodging a Partner visa in the future. There are also specific laws relating to the Subclass 820 (Partner) visa when the 491 visa takes effect. These changes will mean that if an applicant for... Continue Reading

491 Visa To The PR 191 And Tax Assessment Notices

Early last month, Immigration released information regarding the new 5 year Temporary Residency 491 visa. This visa will become available on the 17th November 2019. They have also released information on how you can convert this 491 visa into permanent residency via the new and 191 visa. This visa will become available on the 16th November... Continue Reading

7 Days Of Migration

7 Days of Migration  7 Days of Migration (24th April to the 1st of May 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we... Continue Reading

Getting A Skill Assessment As A Nursing/Midwife Professional From ANMAC

Many healthcare professions are often in short supply within the Australian labour market. Take for example the Nursing profession, which has never budged from the Australian occupation lists. As a registered Nurse in Australia it is highly likely you will find employment easily and in many regional areas many care providers are willing to offer... Continue Reading

Family Visas: Assurance of Support (AoS) Part 1

Assurance of Support (AoS) is a mandatory or discretionary requirement on certain family visas asking for legal commitment from a party for the financial support of the visa applicant (assuree) for a stipulated period (AoS period) after moving to Australia. This helps mitigate any or part of the financial burden that the migrating party may... Continue Reading

Did You Know? Controversial Visitor

Who could be a controversial visitor? A controversial visitor assessment process is used to determine whether a person should be permitted to enter or remain in Australia. Do you meet any of these ten examples?   Have you: planned, participated in, promotes or advocates extremist views such as a belief in the use of violence as... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (17th April to the 24th of April 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Did You Know?

One of the requirements for Citizenship is to demonstrate that you are; “likely to reside, or to continue to reside, in Australia or to maintain a close and continuing association with Australia if the application were to be approved”  This comes from paragraph 21(2)(g) of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (the Act) Now this normally... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (10th April to the 17th of April 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

New Partner Points Are A White Australia Policy

The new partner points law due to come into affect on the 16th November regarding your spouses English ability is yet another White Australia Policy racist piece of legislation. If your spouse is from the UK, Canada, USA, NZ or Ireland they will help you get another 5 points under the GSM points schedule 6D... Continue Reading

7 Days Migration

7 Days of Migration  (3rd April to the 10th of April 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Introducing The New Regional Provisional 491, 494 Visas And The New 191 PR visa

Introducing new Regional provisional visas- Subclass 491 & 494 and Regional Permanent visa- Subclass 191. GSM Points test will change on 16th November 2019. Key points: Three new visas to assist regional Australia (designated regional areas). designated regional areas will include all of Australia except for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Subclass... Continue Reading

When Are You At Risk Of A Visa Cancellation?

Getting your visa cancelled will be one of the worst days of your life if the Department of Home Affairs thinks you should no longer remain in Australia. There are a large number of reasons for which the DOHA may decide to cancel a person’s visa. This is a vast and complex topic. We will... Continue Reading

New Details On New Temporary Parent Visa (870) Released

The laws regarding the new 3-5 year 870 Sponsored Temporary Parents visa have been released today. The new information has been inserted with the previous details released. In Summary here are the main points of interest; It costs $5000 for a three year visa and $10000 for a 5 year visa. That is for each... Continue Reading

Consequential Cancellation: If Your Family Member’s Visa Is Cancelled, Your Visa May Too Be At Risk

There are certain circumstances where the cancellation of a person’s visa may result in the cancellation of their family members’ visas as well. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) terms this as “subsequent cancellation” or “consequential cancellation”. Depending on the situation, this may be an automatic result or one that is dependent on the discretion... Continue Reading

RSMS 187 Visa Closes End Of October

Budget release had some surprises! On Tuesday, the budget measure was released for 2019 to 2020. Here is a brief summary of what to expect from the federal budget for migration. To see the Federal Budget, click here  No RSMS after October There will be two new visa applications for regional areas: Skilled Work Regional... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (28th March to the 3rd of April 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Obtaining A Skill Assessment As An Accountant

Obtaining a skill assessment for migration purposes as an Accountant or other Financial Professional  Most Australian skilled visas require the applicant to nominate an occupation and have their skills in that occupation be assessed by the appropriate assessing authority. Certain visas may not require the skill assessment or may have exemptions, however this is something... Continue Reading

All you need to know about the Student 500 Visa

  All you need to know about the Student 500 Visa Are you thinking of undertaking studies in Australia? To do so, you will need to apply for a student 500 visa. To apply for this visa, you will need to lodge your application online. Applications can be made either online in or outside of... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (20th March to the 27th of March 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Current 489 visa set to close and a new version will start. New Regional Employer Visa set to come in. A second 485 visa for regional students?

In November this year; The current 489 visa is on its way out. A second 485 visa possible for students who study in Regional Australia. A new Regional Employer Sponsored visa will begin. So the old 489 is on the way out from November and the new one will begin. It is not expected the... Continue Reading

The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide

There has never been a time Australia’s immigration history where there are so many occupation lists! It is annoying to have find the right list for the right visa purpose. The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide(21 March 2019)has been put together by our office so you can find your occupation and then simply see which... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (13th March to the 20th of March 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (5th March to the 12th of March 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Skills Assessments for Scientist Through VETASSESS

Skills Assessments for Scientist Through VETASSESS VETASSESS assess general professional occupations. It is an assessment body that can oversee the skills assessment for science occupations. In this article, we will discuss science occupations in group A. Science occupations in group A includes; 234511 Life Scientist (General) 234513 Biochemist 234514 Biotechnologist 234515 Botanist 234516 Marine Biologist 234517... Continue Reading

New Occupation Lists Start Today

Today new occupation lists were released. There are lists for the following visa subclasses; 186 visa 186 Occupation List 187 visa RSMS Occupation List 189,190,489 and 485 visas 189 190 489 485 GSM 482 Visa 482 Occupation List 189, 190, 489, 485 and ROL Lists These changes to the skilled occupations lists and assessing authorities do not affect those... Continue Reading

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 461)

Are you a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia? As the holder of the Special Category Visa (Subclass 444), which is an automatic visa applied to New Zealand citizens on their entry into Australia, what are your options on bringing a partner or family member into Australia? What if your partner or family member does... Continue Reading

Will This New 870 Parent Visa Suit Our Family?

  Previously we covered the release of the new Temporary 870 Parent Visa details with the visa going live on the 1st of July and sponsors can apply earlier to gain permission to be a “sponsor” on the 17th April 2019. It is interesting that they have given this visa a 800 number for traditionally... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

  7 Days of Migration (27th February to the 5th of March 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it... Continue Reading

The New 870 Temporary Parents Visa arrives

Details of the new 3-5 year 870 Sponsored Temporary Parents visa have been released today. (We are still uploading details of the visa now) In Summary here are the main points of interest; It costs $5000 for a three year visa and $10000 for a 5 year visa. Prior sponsorship approval must be granted for... Continue Reading