Are you in the process of applying for a partner visa? If you are then you’d be familiar with being asked for evidence of relationship. For anyone needing to prove a relationship, we know of a few pieces of evidence that are held in high regard by the Department of Home Affairs. The reason that […]
In line with the budget announcements made earlier this year, the eligibility criteria for the 189 NZ Citizen pathway has changed, making it easier to apply. Now you must show you have earned over $53,900 per annum for three of the last five years, with one of those years being the most recent financial year […]
On the 1st of July 2021 all Australian visa and Australian citizenship application fees where increased by the Federal Government and the Department of Home Affairs. Visa fees were increased in line with CPI and thankfully most of the increases were only small, for example partner visas were $7,715 and are now $7,855. Citizenship application […]
Time for Advice is a new Australian immigration advice and resource website that is set to disrupt the industry. At timeforadvice.com anyone in the world can access budget friendly advice and counsel from expert immigration lawyers with over 20 years experience. There are also DIY migration kits to help provide guidance as you manage your […]
We have recently helped a number of elderly clients suffering from Dementia and in care in Australia remain with their close relatives here. The Department does accept that in these circumstances, where an elderly applicant is in care, it is considered treatment and a medical treatment visa is available. Generally in these circumstances a 10 […]
Travel exemptions to enter Australia (subject to usual quarantine procedures) are available in the following circumstances; Travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response Providing critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations and delivering critical medical […]
The Department of Home Affairs has updated the Priority Skills List (‘PSL’) in June 2021 to include roles such as a broad range of IT occupations, Accountants and Chefs. It’s important to remember that being on the PSL doesn’t mean you can quickly get a visa using one of these occupations. What does happen is […]
Now, that includes both lawyers and agents!
A good tip when reviewing agents is to look at their registration number. The first two digits of their registration number will tell you the year they were first registered. For example, if an agent’s number starts with ‘08’, this means they were originally registered as an agent in 2008.
The registration number does not provide more information beyond the registration date. However, it does provide you with an indication of the time that the agent has been practising for.
For lawyers, you can go to any of the state or territory law society websites. From the website, you will be able to find out if the lawyer holds a practising certificate.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens who have parents living overseas may want to bring them to Australia either temporarily or permanently. There are many pathways to parent visas, but they can be expensive and/or incur extensive wait time, and the fees for them are constantly changing. First, parents must have […]
If you’re a permanent resident, here’s 10 things to know about the freedoms and privileges of becoming an Australian citizen. Yes, it’s true applying for Australian citizenship can be daunting, but the benefits of taking the next step will be worth it. Currently, over 100,000 people across the country are waiting for their citizenship applications […]