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Adoption Australia – Article 3

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Audio Version     Adoption Australia & Intercountry Adoption Arrangements. Article 3: release date 01, February 2021 In this final article, we attempt to provide more clarity on the timeline and requirement of information, to set out the essentials you may want to know.   Firstly, some basic requirements must be met. The child in a Convention country (see Article 1) – i.e., a person under the age of 18 – must be habitually residing in his or her home country, and the government of that country must be satisfied that adoption will be in the child’s best interests. An assessment may be made to ensure that...

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Adoption Australia – Article 2

Audio Version     Adoption Australia & Intercountry Adoption Arrangements   Article 2: release date: 22, January 2021   Outline of process in intercountry adoptions What seems to be a complicated process, especially amidst an emotionally charged decision, may actually turn out to be quite a simple one to follow. Whether in theory only, is still to be decided, but bear with us and we’ll attempt to break it down for you First of all, applications to be adoptive parents are made to the Department of Communities and Justice (if you’re in NSW). The Department then puts your application to the courts, to ask for the adoption application...

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Adoption Australia – Article 1

Photo by Jonathan Borba - Pexels   Audio Version     Adoption Australia & Intercountry Adoption Arrangements. Article 1: release date: 22, December 2020 Adoption is a hot topic but one that remains a challenging subject for most Australians. Whether the parents (or prospective parents) of adopted children remain onshore or located offshore in another country, has very little bearing on the level of understanding and individual rights, when it comes to adoption and Australian legislation. This series of articles (also in audio) aims to relieve some of the confusion and bring clarity to the subject of adoption. Harbourside Legal Services Group and Brett Slater Solicitors have, for...

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European Immigration – Spain

MIGRATE TO SPAIN– Non-EU Citizens (Article 2). A joint initiative between Brett Slater Solicitors and the Spanish Partner Firm Artemis Law based in Barcelona. This series of articles will present the two most popular pathways for Australians to obtain a Spanish residence permit. In this second article, we will explore the NON-LUCRATIVE RESIDENCE PERMIT. As non-EU citizens, Australians have many options to get a residence permit for Spain, however, one of the most interesting options is the Non-Lucrative Residence Permit. If you are prepared to financially maintain yourself without having to work in Spain, and you are not interested to make any large...

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European Immigration – Spain

MIGRATE TO SPAIN – Non-EU Citizens (Article 1). A joint initiative between Brett Slater Solicitors and our Spanish Partner Firm Artemis Law based in Barcelona. This series of articles will present the two most popular pathways for Australians to obtain a Spanish residence permit. In the first of two articles, we will explore The Golden Visa. As non-EU citizens, Australians have many options to get a residence permit for Spain, however, one of the most interesting options is the Golden Visa. If you are in a position to allow you to get this privileged kind of visa and residence permit, it is something...

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Impact of Criminal Records on Visa Applications

Understanding Character Requirements - Visa Applications Issue date: 18, November 2020. Visa applications can be refused or cancelled if an Applicant (or Visa Holder) fails the Character Test under section 501 of the Migration Act. This can be a worrying dilemma facing Visa Applicants and Visa Holders, who have prior convictions or criminal records. So, how does the Australian Immigration Legislation view this issue? Under section 501 of the Migration Act, the Minister (or a delegate), has the power to either refuse to grant a visa or to cancel a visa if an Applicant does not pass the Character Test. When considering cancellation, the...

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Global Talent Employer-Sponsored Program – Info.Sheet (1).

About the program. 13, October 2020 (recent updates made) The Global Talent Employer-Sponsored program allows employers to sponsor overseas workers for highly skilled positions that cannot be filled: by Australian workersthrough other standard visa programs (Short and Medium-term TSS visa) Sponsors must be able to demonstrate that they cannot fill the position through existing skilled visa programs. Sponsors will then be able to sponsor workers for a TSS visa under the GTES. The GTES is designed to benefit Australia and Australian workers. To bring applicants who are ‘globally mobile, highly skilled and specialised individuals’ into the country to assist Australian businesses to grow and employ more...

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Wikang Ingles na pagsusulit para sa Partner Visa? Australian Immigration Update.

Pinagmulan: www.sbs.com.au, Miyerkules 07, Oktubre 2020 Balita: Ang pamahalaan ay gumawa ng mga pangunahing pahayag tungkol sa Australian Immigration Program. Mga Tampok: Pinanatili ang 160,000 na lugar para sa 2020-21Higit na bibigyang-diin at 'mas matalas na pokus' ang pampamilyang visa (family stream visas). Itinaas din ang level nang mga lugar mula sa 47,732 hanggang 77,300 (one-off basis)Binigyang prayoridad ang sa-pampang na aplikante (onshore applicants) at aplikante para sa kabiyak na visa (partner visa applicants)Paglalaan ng triple para sa Global Talent Independent ProgramPagpapakilala ng wikang Ingles na kinakailangan para sa mga kabiyak na visa (partner visa) at sponsor para sa permanenteng residente (permanent resident...

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English Language Test for Partner Visas? Australian Immigration News.

Source: www.sbs.com.au, Wednesday 07, October 2020 News: Government makes major announcements regarding Australian Immigration Program. Australian Immigration News. Highlights: Maintain 160,000 places for 2020-21Greater emphasis and ‘sharper focus’ on family stream visas. Level raised from 47,732 to 77,300 places (one-off basis)Priority given to onshore applicants and partner visa applicantsTriple allocation for Global Talent Independent ProgramIntroduction of English language requirement for partner visas and permanent resident sponsorsMay mean cuts to places in the Parent Category but adds c4,000 child visas. 50% of program will be family stream. Skilled stream: Priority to Employer-Sponsored, Global Talent, Business Innovation and Investment Program visas within the Skilled Stream. Fastest method to...

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Legislative changes to Subclass 189 and 190 and 491 Visa (Nov. 2019).

Subclass 189 and 190 visa – TEN POINTS for being SINGLE! Australian Immigration Legislation has new criteria for the point test. This relates to the Skilled Independent/Nominated Visa (Subclass 189 and 190 and 491 Visas). Changes are effective from November 2019. Summary of Key Changes 10 points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner (single). The points also apply if you have a spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen or a Permanent resident; 10 points for applicants with a skilled spouse or de facto partner. They must meet the skill requirements and...

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