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Decision ready application. Why does it matter?

For some time now the Department of Immigration (DIBP) has been changing its attitude towards visa applications being lodged that are not ‘decision ready’.

So what does a ‘decision ready application’ mean?

In short this is an application where based on all information and documents you have provided a favourable decision can be made by migration officer. This is basically a decision […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Staying without a visa? Risky business!!

Are you having any problems staying without a visa or perhaps your visa will expire soon and you are not sure what options you have?

This time I would like to touch up on potential scenarios and consequences of not complying with visa conditions.

Although not only visa holders but also sponsors (e.g. employers) are being monitored and must follow migration rules […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Removal of multiple family visas (Parent visa and others)

Important update: these visas have been restored as of 26th September 2014.

On 2nd June the Department of Immigration removed a whole range of family visas. These are:

Parent visa (subclass 103)
Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclasses 114 and 838)
Remaining Relative visa (subclasses 115 and 835)
Carer visa (subclasses 116 and 836)

It is sad to say that the change has […]

By |June 6th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

State nomination – when you can’t find a sponsor..

Probably many of you have heard about ‘state migration’, ‘state nomination’, or being ‘sponsored/nominated by a state’. In the post today I would like to clarify what state migration actually is and how it differs from other migration streams such as being sponsored directly by an employer.

State or territory governments similarly to employers constantly monitor situation on the job market. […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments