We are saddened to hear Barrister, refugee and immigration law expert and good friend of Glenn Ferguson, John Gibson passed away last week in Melbourne following a long illness. The immediate past President of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Mr Gibson was a former part time Member of Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) and the […]
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If you are an Australian business wishing to sponsor an overseas national for employment in your business in Australia, for example under a subclass 457 Business (Temporary) Long Stay visa, or under the Employer Nomination Scheme visas, you will be required to meet the ‘training benchmark’ both at time of application, and for the length […]
If you have studied in Australia on a student visa or have held an eligible temporary visa, you may qualify for a subclass 487, 885 or 886 visa. Are you sponsored by a family member or state/territory? If you are sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia, or you are […]
What is Ministerial Intervention? Ministerial Intervention involves the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship personally considering your situation and making a decision based on public interest matters, rather than criteria specifically found under the Migration Act. The Minister has the power to substitute a more favourable decision relating to your visa matter, if he believes it […]
What is this notice saying? If the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have decided to refuse your visa application, they will send you a ‘notification of refusal of application’. DIAC will also send you a ‘Decision Record’ outlining why your visa application has been refused. What does this mean for me? You will not […]
One of our clients, a motorcycle retailer with a repair workshop on site, is currently looking for a qualified motorcycle mechanic to join their team and head their busy motorcycle/ATV workshop. They are located in far North Queensland. Your duties include: Diagnoses and repair of all motorcycles and ATV’s; Supervision of junior staff; General workshop […]
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will send you a letter, known as a notice of intention to refuse, if they are considering refusing your visa application. This gives you the opportunity to show DIAC why your visa application should not be refused. The notice of intention to refuse will include: A full description […]
A ‘bridging visa’ is a temporary visa, allowing you (a non-citizen) to stay in Australia lawfully in situations where you would otherwise be unlawful. You may be eligible for a bridging visa (BV) if: You have lodged an application for a substantive visa, and it is being processed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship […]
To be granted entry to Australia whether temporarily or permanently, whether you are a main applicant or an additional applicant, you will need to pass the character test set out in section 501 of the Migration Act 1958. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will consider your past and present criminal conduct and your […]
Secondary visa applicants are members of the main visa applicant’s family unit. Eligible members of a family unit include the primary applicant’s spouse or de facto partner, a dependant 18 years of age or over, a dependant under the age of 18 or a dependent relative. It is important that you can provide evidence to […]