04 Sep 2016

Recently, the Australian Capital Territory has published a list of Skilled Occupation by updating few more occupations for the Skilled Visa Program. In the earlier version of the Skilled Occupation list, thirteen jobs have been removed which include Sales and Marketing Manager, Advertising Manager, Public Relations Manager, Engineering Manager, Cafe or Restaurant Manager which does ...

04 Sep 2016

A new legislation has increased the background investigation of a visa sponsor applicant. According to the new law, a thorough background check will be conducted to applicants who wish to be sponsors for family visa. If this background investigation reveals any undesirable record, the applicant would be unable to become a visa sponsor for their spouse or family. In an attempt to er...

12 Aug 2016

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In cases of partner visas, where the applicant and the sponsor is legally married but evidence suggest that the sponsor does not contribute in any living expenses and the relationship has ended during the period of lodging of the visa application, but before the result of the application is determined, most cases end up with unfavourable results for the applicant. The court will claim...

12 Aug 2016

There have been questions regarding the strictness of Public Interest Criterion 4020 and the applicability of the related laws and penalties regarding it. If there is a case of faulty or fake documentation/fraud in the necessary documents when someone applies for visa, the visa will be refused, for obvious reasons. However, if the applicant claims that the fraud or forgery was done...

12 Aug 2016

Being neighbouring countries, many often wonder if New Zealand has “strict” or “lenient” policies for immigrants. Here is a small comparison of the policies of both countries, and it can be summarized that there is no distinct “stricter” country, but one can say that some policies are “harsh” and some “easy” for both countries. A person with a temporary entry class New Zealand visa...

03 Aug 2016

Mojgan Shamsilpoor, 22, who arrived at Australia from Iran, in order to start a new life, away from all the abuse and violence she had to face back at home from her stepfather. She was really happy in Australia, fell in love with another Iranian man, Milad Jafari and married him. But the happy days came to an end when Mojgan’s application for protection visa was denied by the officials a...

20 Jul 2016

The new Queensland Business Criteria for the Business, Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) and a new Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) has been announced by the Government of Queensland. The changes will be carried out from 25 th of July, 2016. From 14th of July to 22 nd of July, all the processing of the EOI has been deferred by the department of Business and Skilled Migrat...

20 Jul 2016

If you want to apply for a Carer visa application, you need to know that currently that currently it has become quite difficult for an individual to receive the visa. Under the regulation 1.5AA(e), the applicant need to show evidence that he/ she is sought because the medical services cannot be provided by any other Australian resident or also by any hospitals, clinics and nursing homes ...

20 Jul 2016

Abel Kalpinand Prasad was caught in the act of faking work visas and stealing about $100, 000 from the Australian Taxation office. The 29 year old Indian citizen has been jailed for four years and five months along with one year and 10 months on a non- parole period. Judge Julie McIntyre of the District court stated it is apparent that sending Prasad to prison would put an ultimate st...

17 Jul 2016

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme enables the workers in regional or less populated cities of Australia to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in regional Australia. In order to know if you are eligible to apply for the visa or not, you need to put 4 things in the checklist, these are: You will need to have a sponsorship from an Australian ...