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Tag: Migration

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 …

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 …

Australian Immigration 1901-1916

This is a good piece from the Sydney Morning Herald about the countries that Australia’s migration program has welcomed since 1901. Great little interactive chart too which is quite revealing on the changing state of the Australian population. One country does of course remain the biggest ‘sender’ of migrants, but it’s probably not a great …

Extra points for migrating to regional Australia as a singleton – BUT also with a partner

So it seems there are potentially additional points up for grabs if you migrate to Australia as a single person, but also if you are migration with a spouse! This may sound a bit complicated and contradictory, but it will be explained …. According to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, three …

Migrants may wait as long as 56 years to bring family to Australia

Migrant advocates have voiced outrage and disbelief as it emerged wait times for some Australian family reunion visas are now up to 56 years. At Senate Estimates last week, a representative from Immigration and Visa Services confirmed the average wait times for various classes the visas.  First assistant secretary Peta Dunn told the hearing 75 …

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 …

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. …

Potential good news for those seeking citizenship

For everyone who is hoping to apply for Australian Citizenship now or in the near future, there could be some good news on the horizon, with the processing times decreasing.  However, it must be stressed that if you in any way fail to include in your application something that later proves important (i.e a conviction …