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Tag: permanent residency

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 …

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 …

Is it about to get harder to get permanent residency in Australia?

According to sources, the number of permanent migrants accepted into Australia each year is expected to be capped at 160,000, 30,000 fewer than previous targets. Some people feel this may have come in the wake of the attacks in Christchurch, but Scott Morrison denies this. If you are worried about the new announcements and how …

Can the Australian PM lure people away from the big cities?

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government are trying to persuade skilled migrants away from the nation’s largest cities with a new visa requiring them to spend at least three years in regional Australia as a condition of seeking permanent residency. Last financial year, out of the 111,000 skilled migrants who were granted visas, …

‘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 …