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New Business and Skilled Migration Queensland BIIP Criteria

The Queensland Government welcomes successful business investors who wish to invest and live in Queensland, Australia. Migration Queensland seeks nominations for business migrants through Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program. In partnership with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Queensland nominates business migrants seeking to make an investment…

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Partner Visas for Kiwi’s Living in Australia – Here’s What You Need To Know

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) is specifically designed for family members and partners of New Zealand citizens who are residents in, or are about to become residents in Australia. This visa category may be used by New Zealand citizens who are not eligible to sponsor…

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Regional Queensland Migrants to “Jump the Queue”

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…

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The challenges faced in obtaining credit in Australia as a new migrant

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…

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Having Trouble Finding Occupation Lists and State/Territory Migration Websites?

Below is a list of useful links that may assist you with your migration research. These links are frequently updated so if you are experiencing any difficulties accessing them, it is likely due to a recent update that has been done. Queensland If you are looking to migrate to Queensland…

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Significant Investor Visa 188/888

Since the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP announced the opening of the Significant Investor visa in November 2012 it has been discussed amongst business circles and signs to date are that this new stream has been received with very positive remarks. Whilst Ferguson Cannon Lawyers assists with…

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Job opportunity for a qualified Electrician

An opportunity for a qualified Electrician exists in regional Queensland west of Brisbane for the following; An electrical business is looking for a qualified electrician to manage the workshop, fix small motors and pumps and also manage sales of motors and pumps. You will need to have good English language skills,…

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Are you a lawyer wanting to immigrate to Australia? This is what you need to know!

Are you a lawyer wanting to Immigrate to Australia? The occupation of Solicitor/Lawyer is currently on the skills occupations list schedule 1 for general skills migration. To apply for a visa under this program you need to meet a threshold of 60 points and can apply independently or you can…

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Queensland Announce Significant Investor Stream 188 Visa Criteria

This information should also be read in conjunction with our previous blog on the Significant Investor Visa. Steven Koch, Executive Director of the Skills and Employment of the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has provided further information about the eligibility criteria for applicants looking to apply for a…

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Seeking Qualified Motorcycle Mechanic looking to immigrate to Australia

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…

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Glenn Ferguson receives Specialist Accreditation in Immigration Law

FC Lawyers Managing Director Glenn Ferguson recently received the Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation in Immigration Law. As a founding member of the Immigration Lawyers’ Association of Australasia (ILAA) and a member of the Migration Agents’ Advisory Board, Glenn is one of Australia’s most experienced immigration lawyers. If you need…

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