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5 Jul 21
Travel Exemptions for Individuals with Critical Skills

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 […]

2 Jul 21
Updated Priority Skills List

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 […]

13 Oct 19
Want the top 10 tips for submitting a successful visa application?

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.

29 Jul 19
Parent Visas – What you need to know.

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 […]

29 Jul 19
10 reasons to become an Aussie

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 […]

7 Jul 19
Bringing Pets to Australia

When migrating there are often very hard decisions as to whether you leave your fury, four legged friends behind. Australia has some of the toughest quarantine laws in the world, but you can bring the whole family to Australia, including pets, if you follow some simple rules.

19 Jun 19
Top 10 Reasons for Australian Permanent Residency

Australia is known worldwide as “the Lucky Country”, and it’s a magnet for migrants from many parts of the globe with dreams of making a better life for themselves and their families. As the land of opportunity, it has been actively promoted as a desirable and welcoming location for migration for many years. But before […]

12 Jun 19
Is it worth using an Expert?

When you make the decision to apply for an Australian visa, the choice to use a migration agent to lodge your visa application or to do it yourself is a personal one. From start to finish, the migration process can be confusing and complicated, but is it really worth the additional cost of using a […]

5 Oct 18
Australian English Language Levels explained.

Australia has different English classifications and requirements depending on the visa you are applying for. Functional, Competent, Superior etc!