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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 – for Notary clients

We at TranQuill Legal are working in accordance with the ACT government guidelines regarding the Covid-19 (Corona) virus and trying to assist in ‘flattening the curve’ and ending the pandemic. This unfortunately means that we are unable to have face-to-face meetings. For those of you who are in need of documents notarised that are non-urgent, …

Covid-19 UPDATE – for Migration Clients

Please note that we at TranQuill Legal are working in accordance with the new ACT government guidelines regarding helping to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As of now, we are unable to offer face-to-face migration consultations, until further notice. We will be providing our services by phone or skype. Please call the Canberra …

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 …

Good news for skilled visa hopefuls

The first Skill Select round of 2020 saw the Department of Home Affairs issue 1300 skilled visa invites which the experts say, is a positive trend for visa hopefuls. Migration experts expect the department will continue issuing at least 1000 skilled visa invites every month for the rest of the program year. Apparently the total …

Backpackers to help with the bushfires in return for staying longer in Australia

This is a tricky one. Is this fair? Does it make the best use of those keen to spend longer in Australia or is it exploitative? Read the following article from the ABC and you decide. Do let us know what you think: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-17/backpacker-working-holiday-visa-changes-for-bushfire-volunteers/11971010

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!). …

Over a thousand Indian students stripped of their visas in 2019

Thousands of international students had their visas cancelled last year for a number of reasons, including for providing false documents and non-compliance with visa conditions. Students from India accounted for over 1,100 cancellations, behind those from China and South Korea, according to the Department of Home Affairs. Indian national Lovepreet Singh was stripped of his …

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 …

Lack of rural GPs becoming a real problem

The government has been trying, using various means, to encourage skilled workers to move away from the most congested Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and re-locate to more rural settings but is it working? It seems probably not, as this article from the ABC suggests: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-01/gp-shortage-in-regional-towns-getting-worse/11905918