Karl interviews Akhilesh, who is a 489 visa holder unable to return to Australia, where his wife and children live. The travel restrictions are necessary, but there are many who are separated who simply want to be reunited with their families. Akhilesh is sharing his story in hope that more consideration can be given toward temporary visa holders like himself, who have heavily invested in Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's an example of how to exactly to calculate skilled employment points. To get to our previous post on eligibility criteria for skilled employment points, visit Facebook albums, where these Fast Facts are categorised by visa type for your convenience ✌️ ... See MoreSee Less
Karl was interviewed by SBS on domestic violence and the impact of failed relationships on partner visas.
Life sometimes takes unwelcome turns, as 2020 has proven to us all. If you've moved to Australia on a partner visa, the dissolution of a relationship would affect your visa, which in turn affects your whole life.
The AILS team stands against family violence and has helped many suffering similar situations, so do know that you can get help if you need. It is a difficult journey but not impossible, as policies are in place to help victims keep their visa if they have suffered abuse.
It is unfortunate that such information isn't made as easily available as it should be - “People who come from other countries, may not realise they have these rights. In reality, there’s no letter that tries to educate them about the rights they have in Australia,” Konrad said.
If you know someone who is in a difficult situation, share this with them so they know there is hope. ... See MoreSee Less
Georgia Hurley* was on the brink of becoming a permanent resident when her abusive ex-partner cancelled her partner visa. She told The Feed it’s been an exhausting and traumatising process trying to prove the abuse actually occurred.
Here's part 2 on The AILS Guide to the 491 visa where we share more on what and how to fulfil common requirements that apply to both the Family Sponsored and State Nomination streams under this visa. ... See MoreSee Less