Blog

/Blog
­

Bridging visas – a practical guide

By |January 14th, 2016|

Bridging visas are part of migration law area that is commonly misunderstood. Very often you might not even realize that you have been given a bridging visa. I will explain all bridging visas focussing on the most popular ones.

There is not much easy to understand and well summarized information about bridging visas, which is why […]

No health examination for temporary visas from 20th November.

By |November 13th, 2015|

From 20th November 2015 no health check is required for all countries listed below if the visa applied for is temporary (e.g. all student visa subclasses, 457, etc.).

This is a very positive change of the Department of Immigration department that will not only save you time during visa processing but also make it cheaper. For example, […]

5 best jobs for immigration to Australia

By |August 14th, 2015|

Wondering if your job qualifies as ‘easy’ to migrate to Australia?

In my comparison I have used a few subjective criteria that in my opinion help to select a job with the biggest chance of success. You might find this article useful whether you are a person that have just finished high school or have plenty […]

What English is required for skilled migration?

By |June 19th, 2015|

The level of English required is a topic that causes a lot of confusion among people who are thinking or are in the middle of applying for temporary visa or permanent residency in Australia. What English should I have to migrate? What English requirements should I meet.

Well, there is no short answer to this question. […]

Skilled migration to Australia – what are my chances ? 1 minute quiz.

By |April 30th, 2015|

Ever wondered if your qualifications are sufficient to migrate to Australia ? Do want to find out quickly ?

We have prepared a flowchart for you that which could answer you whether skilled migration to Australia is possible at all.

As every person’s circumstances are different this flowchart should be regarded as a big simplification of an […]

How good is your passport?

By |April 9th, 2015|

Being a bit off my advice-focused topics today I would like to mention about something more light-hearted. I have found an interesting ranking that compares access to visa-free countries based on holder’s passport. The ranking prepared by global consulting firm Henley & Partners have analyzed 94 countries and ranked them based on the freedom of […]

Bringing children while on student visa.

By |March 20th, 2015|

While talking to my clients I often get asked about the cost and possibilities of sending their children to school. In this article I would like to discuss a scenario when the main applicant holds a student visa while their child holds a dependant student visa. Usually that covers parents holding visa subclass 570 – […]

From student visa to permanent residency – overview.

By |January 23rd, 2015|

If you about to finish your course the chances are you will be thinking of staying in Australia permanently. In fact this is something you have probably been planning for a long time.
Transition from being a student to permanent residency is not as easy and straightforward as it used to be a couple years ago. […]

Decision ready application. Why does it matter?

By |October 31st, 2014|

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. […]

Staying without a visa? Risky business!!

By |October 2nd, 2014|

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 […]