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Immigration Lawyers Sydney Blog

Brett Slater Solicitors > Immigration Lawyers Sydney Blog (Page 2)

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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Subclass 491 Visa – New Regional Visa

Free Information - Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa   Legislation has not yet been formally introduced for the new subclass 491 visa but is expected to happen after the 16, November 2019. This being said, talk around town about this Regional Visa, has already begun.   Read more… The subclass 491 Visa (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) will replace the subclass 489 (Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa – first provisional stream and will enable Applicants (eligible skilled workers) and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia. Period of Eligibility   The subclass 491 visa has a period of 5-years but after...

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Australian Visa Application Mistakes – Top 5

  Australian Visa Application Mistakes - what are they? Australian Visa mistakes can be avoided if an applicant can meet the prescribed eligibility criteria for the relevant subclass and submit a valid and correct Visa application. This should be done in accordance with Australia's immigration laws, policies and procedures. Avoiding any Australian visa application mistakes is extremely crucial. Invalid applications cannot be considered and will be returned by the Department of Home Affairs to the applicant (or representative), even if that person would otherwise meet the required criteria. Submission of incorrect Visa applications can waste thousands in preparation costs, extend wait times by...

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Is your Visa being cancelled? What can you do?

Visa Cancellation - Know What You Can Do Today.   The Department of Home Affairs’ Annual Report 2017-2018 revealed that 57,440 Visas were cancelled during the prior financial year, of which 900 were on character grounds. To be clear, the cancellation of a Visa is a very serious matter. If a Visa is cancelled, a person becomes an 'unlawful non-citizen’ and may be placed into immigration detention. He or she may be forced to leave Australia and prevented from re-entering for a specified period of time, or indefinitely. This can have a devastating effect on the Visa holder and the family and friends...

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Business Innovation and Investment Visa – why using an immigration lawyer makes sense

Business Innovation and Investment Visa - Use An Expert! Business Innovation and Investment Visas are complex areas of Australian Immigration Legislation. It is important to get expert advice. Australia’s immigration legislation provides opportunities for eligible business-minded people to visit or reside in Australia. Different streams under the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (subclass 188) allow Visa holders to live in Australia for up to four years, with potential extensions and permanent residency available for some Visa types, based on eligibility. Overseas entrepreneurs or investors may be interested in the: Business Innovation stream;Investor stream;Significant Investor stream;Premium Investor stream; orEntrepreneur stream. These types of...

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What can you do if your visa application is refused?

Having a visa application refused can be extremely disappointing. After spending considerable time completing forms, gathering documents and having paid the relevant fee - which is generally only refundable in limited circumstances - receiving a visa refusal can be a serious set-back. Visa applications in Australia are processed and considered by the Department of Home Affairs. A decision to issue a visa refusal may be made for a number of reasons including (but not limited to): applying for the wrong visa type (surprisingly common so get legal assistance and good advice); failing to meet the conditions required of a previous or existing visa; failing...

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