Frequently asked questions
There are over 140 different visa types which allow applicants to remain temporarily or permanently in Australia. Each visa type has differing eligibility criteria which must be met in order for the visa to be granted.
By completing our online visa application and responding to your personal Migration Agent’s questions, we will be able to determine your visa options. You will then be emailed information in relation to your visa options based on your personal circumstances.
There are usually fees associated with the lodgement of the visa application, medical examinations (if required), English Language tests (if required) and police clearances (if required). The Department of Home Affairs also regularly increases their application fees.
We will provide you with a detailed cost outline as part of our service. We will provide you with an indication of what fees are involved in the application process and when they are due.
As there are over 140 different visa types, you can imagine that there is an abundance of contrasting forms required to lodge a visa application. It is important to lodge the application with the correct form, as using the incorrect form can lead to an invalid visa application.
It is also important that your application is lodged at the correct office AND that you as the visa applicant are in the correct area (i.e., inside, or outside Australia). Being in the wrong place can lead to your application being returned to you or have flow on effects to subsequent Bridging visas.
We will provide you with the partially completed applications forms as part of our service. These forms just need to be completed and returned to us for visa lodgement. We then prepare the application and lodge it on your behalf.
We will also advise you where you are required to be when the application is lodged AND where you are required to be when a decision is made on your visa application.
No. This service is not offered by the Australian government. They can provide basic information in relation to eligibility; however, it will not be specific to your individual circumstances. These authorities are unable to provide independent advice in relation to your specific case.
We will provide you with the exact information which is required to prepare and lodge your visa application. We offer a personalised service which is specific to your particular circumstances and visa type.
Each visa category can take a varying time to process. The Department provides an average processing time for each visa type and this processing time depends on multiple factors (e.g., when the application is lodged, how many applications are currently on hand, changes in legislation, where the application is lodged).
We will provide you with details of the average processing time for your particular visa. With so many variables associated with the processing of the visa application it is impossible to accurately predict when a decision will be reached on any one particular visa application. However, we combine our years of experience and the Department quoted average processing time to provide you with a realistic timeframe in which you could expect a decision on your visa application.
In Australia it is illegal for anyone to provide immigration assistance without being a Registered Migration Agent. This legislation is in place to protect unsuspecting people from being given incorrect advice or losing money to unscrupulous operators posing as migration agents.
Migration Agents is Australia must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agent Registration Authority (OMARA).
A Registered Migration Agent can assist you in making sure that your application is prepared in accordance with the current legislation AND that it is submitted with the appropriate supporting documentation in order to meet the requirements of the particular visa being applied for.
We will provide you with a detailed list of the documents which are required to lodge your visa application. This list contains information which is specific to your situation AND your visa type.
There are a number of factors which the Australian government considers before granting Australian Citizenship. Generally, you are required to be an Australian permanent resident before becoming an Australia citizen.
We can assess your eligibility and assist you in making your Australian citizenship application. We prepare and lodge the application for you and guide you through this exciting stage in your life.
We often get asked if you can be a dual citizen with Australia and other countries. Australia does not have a problem with you holding dual citizenship, however some other countries do not allow their citizens to do so. It is advisable to check the rules of your native country as some countries allow you to keep your own passport, whilst others ask you to relinquish your passport should you obtain Australian citizenship.
We have over 15 years of experience working in Australian Immigration Law and have helped thousands of applicants migrate to Australia either permanently or temporarily. We pride ourselves on our skills, knowledge, and personal approach to making this process as easy as possible for our clients.
Migration Law is a very complete area of law, and your application can be put at unnecessary risk if your application is lodged, and you do not know what you are doing. Relying on information from forums or unskilled professionals often leads to applicants having their application refused.
Our specialist migration advice assists employees in obtaining temporary or permanent employer sponsored work visas, skilled or businesspeople move to Australia, helping partners live together and helping parents move to Australia to be with their children.
No – we specialise in Australian Immigration Law and are not a job seeking agency. If you have an employer willing to sponsor you, we can assess their eligibility to do so, but we do not find employers/sponsors for people. You will need to use a job seeking agency, friends or family or search the internet for a suitable employer.
We assist people wanting to move either temporarily or permanently to Australia. We specialise in Australian Immigration Law only and cannot provide advice on the legal requirements to migrate to other countries.