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Latest News

‘Easy’ Permanent Residency visas up for grabs if you have the right skills

A relatively unknown fact is that for some people a permanent residency visa to Australia can be quite ‘easy’ to obtain. Tens of thousands of people look to migrate to Australia from overseas each year as skilled migrants. Indeed of the approx 190,00 PR visas issued, nearly 70% are reserved for skilled workers. Yet many …

Even billionaires can get their permanent residency cancelled

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday should be a stark warning for anyone trying to cheat the system. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-man-of-many-dimensions-the-big-chinese-donor-now-in-canberra-s-sights-20190206-p50vzt.html If you have had any illegal dealings in your past or have had any criminal convictions that you have failed to advise the department of when submitting your visa application there is a very …

Visa processing times

One of the most common questions we get, indeed probably THE most asked question is “how long will it take for me to get my visa granted?”. This is unfortunately an incredibly difficult question for us to be able to answer with any accuracy (although we work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the very …

What’s in a name?

So we’ve been asked a few times recently ‘What is behind your company name TranQuill’? Well this is simple really and it stems from the fact that Owen Harris, owner/head lawyer/registered migration agent here at our company is also a notary public and therefore the ‘Quill’ element of our company name harcs back to the …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 3 (bring the parents)

Are you an Australian resident migrant who is missing your parents? Well, plans are in the pipeline to ease this pain (for a cost). The Australian government is planning to introduce new 3 and 5 year visas that will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to join their adult children here. According to …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 2 (taxes)

This year the ATO (Australian Tax Office) is going to get tough on people who are not paying their employees correctly, and this includes employer-sponsored migrants. It is understood that the department will obtaining the TFN (tax file numbers) of everyone on a 457/482 TSS visa and cross-referencing it with current tax records to make …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 1 (partner visas)

There are a lot of changes afoot in the world of Australian Immigration Law. 2019 will be a busy year. Over the next few posts we will highlight some of the changes that are likely to occur and how they may affect you: Starting with the partner visa – we have previously talked about the …

Happy New Year!

It has been a busy year for the team here at TranQuill. We have had a name change, had some staff changes AND an office move (granted only to a bigger space across the corridor but a move nonetheless) – all the while ensuring we lodge visa applications, assist our clients in and out of …

Changes to partner visa legislation hopes to reduce family violence

In a bid to tackle family violence, the Australian government has introduced a new requirement for those sponsoring their spouses for a partner visa. The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 was recently passed by the Senate, meaning it will be harder for people with a history of domestic violence to sponsor a …

Great News

The Labour party will abolish temporary protection visas (TPVs and presumably SHEVs) and grant immediate PR with full work and welfare rights to the remaining 10,600 RALC candidates. Its unclear what impact that will have on the complex caseload we are used to dealing with but at least for our RALC clients this is great news. …