Modern Migrating Family

Applicants for both Skilled and Humanitarian visas (as well as certain other visas) are entitled to include their immediate family as additional visa applicants. Thus, a migrant may be granted a subclass 482 (Temporary Skills Shortage) visa. This is a common employer sponsored visa where the applicant has skills that their employer has not been

Modern Migrating Family2023-10-12T10:33:03+11:00

Sibling Reunion

Australian citizens and permanent residents often seek to have their disabled adult siblings, who remain in their home countries, join them in Australia. Often in these situations their sibling is cared for by their parents, who may be elderly or ill, or both. Unfortunately, the migration system in Australia offers few, if any avenues, to

Sibling Reunion2023-09-19T10:25:45+10:00

Why Wait? An Alternate Strategy To Get Your Employees to Australia Faster

Australian companies that require overseas talent for their businesses are currently facing the headache of long processing times for Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visas, with the average processing time being 8-15 months. And while the new immigration minister, Andrew Giles has promised to address these delays, the $875m cut to the Home Affairs’ migration

Why Wait? An Alternate Strategy To Get Your Employees to Australia Faster2023-09-07T10:06:59+10:00

Joining The Winning Team

In something of a surprise announcement, the Australian Government has instituted a direct pathway to Australian citizenship for New Zealand citizens living in Australia. From 1 July 2023, any New Zealand citizen living in Australia for four or more years will be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship. By way of background, any New Zealand

Joining The Winning Team2023-08-15T09:36:09+10:00

Getting Your Ducks In A Row For Your Visa Application – The Skills Assessment

Australia offers a number of permanent visas and visa pathways for prospective migrants with certain skillsets. In order to apply for one of these visas (such as the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa, the subclass 190 state and territory sponsored visa, and the subclass 491 regional skilled work visa), the applicant is required to obtain

Getting Your Ducks In A Row For Your Visa Application – The Skills Assessment2023-08-02T15:21:14+10:00

Reforms Needed To Help Those ‘Living In Limbo’ On A Bridging Visa, And Their Employers

Since the reopening of Australia’s borders, there has been a surge in the number of visa applications, with a simultaneous explosion in the number of holders of bridging visas. This article examines some of the issues surrounding these developments. What are bridging visas? Everyone present in Australia who is not an Australia citizen is legally

Reforms Needed To Help Those ‘Living In Limbo’ On A Bridging Visa, And Their Employers2023-03-01T15:08:37+11:00

Visa Updates for Ukranian Citizens

The Department of Home Affairs has implemented a policy to assist Ukraine citizens in seeking entry to or continuing to remain in Australia. We are reliably informed that DHA: 1. Is progressing outstanding visa applications from Ukrainian nationals as a priority across all visa categories; 2. Permitting Close family members to apply on behalf of

Visa Updates for Ukranian Citizens2022-09-29T22:46:06+10:00

I’m a visa holder, can I access the Australian family court system?

Divorce and relationship breakdown can be very trying and stressful events. But did you know that in certain circumstances, the Family Court can have jurisdiction to settle disputes relating to a relationship breakdown where neither of the parties is an Australian Citizen, or even a permanent resident? Australia has an established Family Court to resolve

I’m a visa holder, can I access the Australian family court system?2022-09-29T22:46:47+10:00

Was Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Truly ‘In the Public Interest’?

Was Novak Djokovic hard done by? It’s a question I advance with some trepidation. With Australia about to pass 96% of the adult population having had a least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, notwithstanding the weekend protests, the constituency for vaccine refusal is a modest one (I hasten to add that I write as

Was Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Truly ‘In the Public Interest’?2023-12-21T18:17:22+11:00

I’m On An Employer Sponsored Visa – How Can I Stay In Australia If I Lose My Job?

Even during the pandemic, visa holders were a key part of Australia’s workforce in almost all sectors. Many migrants arrive on Skills or Employer Sponsored visas. The most common sponsored employment visa is the subclass 482 visa. But what happens when the employment relationship between a sponsor and the visa holder breaks down? Or what

I’m On An Employer Sponsored Visa – How Can I Stay In Australia If I Lose My Job?2022-09-29T22:48:08+10:00

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