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Covid-19 affecting your visa? Let us help you – DON’T DELAY

This is an emergency call out to those who are in trouble with their visas because of the Coronavirus. Are you on a student visa that is about to run out but you don’t know what to do about extending it? Do you have family overseas that you need to get back? TranQuill Legal can …

Covid-19 update – no panic required!

As you will no doubt now be aware, there has been a case of the Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed in the ACT. Please note that this knowledge has made no changes to the daily running of TranQuill Legal at present. Our office is still fully-functional and we are working hard on all our current cases. We …

Long distance love affairs – a Valentine’s day special

Happy Valentine’s Day! In an attempt to bring some warmth and love into the world – something that it seems fairly devoid of it at the moment, we wanted to bring you (from The Age) some love stories that have a migration focus (since that is what we do here at TranQuill Legal after all!). …

Coronavirus lockdown: Hundreds fear for Australian permanent residency outcomes

According to a recent article published on the SBS Dateline website, migration agents say they’ve been flooded with calls from Chinese nationals who are worried their Australian visas could expire or become invalid, while they’re locked out of the country. A hopeful PR applicant, Lara Huang, hadn’t been home for three years when she made …

China-US Trade affecting Chinese H1-B visas

Liek Australia, the US talented visa programme (H1-B visas) employees have 60 days (OZ used to be 90 days) to find a new job, but unlike Australia the US enforces a requirement to obtain the new H1-B visa – after which they have to leave the country. Hopefully our big brother doesnt take as long …

Birth tourism – US

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2020/01/15/woman-was-trying-catch-her-flight-first-airline-forced-her-take-pregnancy-test/ Many countries discourage pregnant women from travelling to them, because they are (rightly) concerned that the family will try to claim citizenship for the newborn. This is because some countries grant automatic citizenship (such as the US). Australia only grants citizenship to newborns if one of the parents is a citizen or permanent resident.

Punjabis – economic refugees

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/foreign-dreams-what-s-driving-the-exodus-of-youth-from-punjab

Singapore and Japan best passports to hold

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/henley-index-world-best-passport-2019-intl/index.html

Wooden Boats

Kim Huynh is an ANU lecturer and ABC Radio Canberra presenter. He is also a personal friend of Bronwyn, our double-speed RMA. Here he talks about wooden boats. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6551962/so-heres-the-thing-about-boats/

Tourist visas in US

The Chinese claim the US is playing games. The Conference organizers say the Chinese took too long to provide the attendance lists and so they couldn’t organize the visas in time. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/23/top-chinese-official-misses-space-conference-amid-us-china-tensions/