Changes have been made to the Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 in relation to identity proof in an attempt to prevent identity fraud in Australian immigration and citizenship programmes. PIC 4020 was introduced in 2011 to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s immigration program by detecting and preventing visa fraud. What does this mean? PIC 4020 […]
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A very common question asked about employer sponsored visas is: “What happens if I need/want to leave my employer before the 2 year period is up?” Employer Nomination Scheme (sc 186) When you lodge the visa application form for this subclass you are required to declare that you agree to work in the nominated position […]
The Business Innovation and Investment program is for migrants who have demonstrated experience and success in business or investment. The program attracts prominent business people and investors from across the globe and increase economic growth and innovation in Australia. For more information about how to apply and the flexible options available, see our blog. An […]
ABC News has recently posted an article regarding Ali Choudhry, a gay man living in Brisbane who is now facing deportation. Mr Choudhry has been living in Brisbane for four years with his partner, Matthew Hynd. The pair lodged a de facto partner visa with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection which, after […]
We would like to congratulate Glenn Ferguson, managing director of Ferguson Cannon Lawyers, for making the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2014. Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business law. They feature over 16,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers in over 100 […]
Late last year the Queensland Government made mention of a possible policy change that would see more migrants being allowed live and work in Australia if they chose to settle in regional areas. To read more on this article please click here. This potential policy change is still a topical subject for immigration with another […]
According to an article written by Lisa Cornish in The Australian, Australia is about to experience the biggest intake of British migrants since the 1970’s. This decade will see approximately 400,000 UK migrants relocating to our country. You may be asking, why Australia? Well according to Alistair Thomson, professor of International Studies at Monash University, […]
Eastern Financial Solutions (EFS) specialise in looking after the financing needs of new migrants and immigrants who settle in all states of Australia. Borrowing money in Australia may be vastly different to what you have experienced in the past in your home country and being new to Australia does mean there will be certain restrictions […]
If you are a skilled worker looking to migrate to Australia, 2014 might be the year to do it. A recent article by David Crowe from The Australian has outlined concerns regarding future skills shortages in Australia. The Australian Industry Group is pushing for an increase in the annual intake of migrants from 190,000 to […]
We have recently received notification from the Migration Institute of Australia that New South Wales (NSW) has stopped accepting nominations for subclass 190 Skilled Visas as of the 24th of December 2013 and will not start accepting them again until July 2014. This has a massive impact on all NSW Nominations (subclass 190). This change […]