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Month: May 2019

TranQuill Legal’s support of Syrian refugees

It is that time of year again when the team at TranQuill Legal show support and solidarity for the Syrian refugees in Jordan, by raising money with the help of the Act for Peace Ration Challenge. Bronwyn and Owen will be eating rations as the refugees would for a week whilst raising money for a …

We are back on Social Media

After a short hiatus, TranQuill Legal are back on Facebook. Find us using @tranquill.legal and like our page or follow us today for updates and special offers. There is one such offer live today for use by you! https://www.facebook.com/TranQuill.Legal/

Visa Application Fee increase from July 2019

The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications (SC600 Visitor visas are not affected) lodged on or after 1 July 2019. Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are outlined below (note these are the application fees only): Visa Type Current Fee …

What is the health requirement for Australian visa applicants?

It affects nearly everyone with a disability or illness applying for an Australian visa, it’s been around for decades and has been labelled as discriminatory and ‘ableist’ – but many people have no idea that the immigration health requirement even exists. A number of high profile cases, which saw families fighting deportation after failing the requirement due …

Sponsored parent visa – an update

We have previously posted information about the new sponsored parent visa, with applications opening on 1st July 2019. Here is an update on the requirements to be a sponsor and applicant. Sponsored Parent visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 5 …

Partner visa backlog continues

Former Immigration Department Deputy Secretary, Abul Rizvi, has reported in an article published in The Independent that Peter Dutton cut down on the number of partner visas available. This action has created a backlog of 80,000 applicants. At end June 2018, the Government had allowed a backlog of over 80,000 “Partner visa” applications to build up. …

Relief for local family who are now permanent residents

We love good news stories here at TranQuill Legal and this is certainly one of them. A family from Queanbeyan have lots to thank Immigration Minister David Coleman for as they are now permanent residents of Australia. The Wangchuk family’s visa had expired in April after an application for permanent residency was rejected by the …

May Madness – 20% off Initial Consultation Fees

May can be a bit of a depressing month in Canberra. Thinking of bringing your family out to Australia to join you so you can share the frosty mornings and dark days with loved ones?!. Or perhaps you love winter and want to move here permanently? Why not get the ball rolling with a fantastic …

Australians support immigration says poll

According to a recent poll undertaken by Essential Media commissioned by SBS, a slight majority of Australian voters believe immigration has made Australia a better place. The poll found 51 per cent of respondents thought immigration was “generally positive” for the country, 35 per cent believed it was “generally negative” and 14 per cent were …