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October 19, 2017

This means the unreasonable and draconian proposed English Language changes requiring a score equivalent to “Competent Level” of 6.0 points in each of the 4 bands of the IELTS Test will not be applicable…

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Do You Really Need a Job Sponsor in Order to Get a Work Visa in Australia?

August 30, 2017

Australia has become one of the most favored expat destinations, offering newcomers from many different countries an average of over 240 days of bright sunshine per year and the possibility of finding a better paying job position compared to what workers can find in many other countries around the globe. Today, over 1.2 million UK citizens are living in Australia and enjoying life in many diverse locations within this immense and highly attractive country.

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Don't Get Caught in an Australian Visa Scam: Consult Only with Legitimate Immigration Lawyers

July 21, 2017

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued an alert to those who desire to immigrate to Australia in order to protect them from visa scams. The department issued this warning after receiving complaints that phone callers are requesting funds to expedite the progress of applications for visas. They even introduce themselves with their first name and claim to be with the Department, which is not true. Receivers of these calls state that the phone number looks official on top of this.

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Immigrating to Australia and the Advantages of Becoming an Australian Citizen

June 23, 2017

Australia welcomes thousands of immigrants each year and there are good reasons why this is so. People all over the world are in search of the benefits Australia offers to all immigrants. One must understand the process necessary to enter this country lawfully, since the Australian government has strict rules about who can immigrate to this country.

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Student Visa System in Australia: Most Common Reasons for Refusal and Rejection

May 24, 2017

While many students qualify for student visas to study in Australia each year, numerous ones also receive refusal notices. Before you apply for one of these visas, it may be wise to learn why these refusals happen to improve your chances of acceptance if at all possible. We list below what we believe are the most common reasons for refusal and rejection of Australian student visas.

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Australia's Cultural Diversity: History and Facts

April 28, 2017

The unique history of Australia has led to it having one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world today. Almost 25 percent of the residents of this country were born in another country with numerous others being descendants of refugees or immigrants.

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The Best Places in Australia that Would Give You all the Reasons to Immigrate to Australia

March 10, 2017

Australia is the land of opportunity, which is why many professional people from all over the world want to make this great land their new home. The Australian government welcomes those who desire to make a new home here, especially for those who have professions that are in demand in this ever-growing nation, as well as all types of trades people are needed throughout the country.

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Why Is the Points System Important in Australian Immigration Procedures?

February 1, 2017

Australian immigration procedures are in place to help regulate permanent migration to the country in an equitable and fair manner. Australia limits visas to approximately 190,000 each year. A high percentage of these are for skilled workers, professionals and business migrants, but the rest are set aside for humanitarian and family applicants.

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January 13, 2017

Recently a client came to my office to engage my professional services to act for him in a review application to the Migration & Refugee Division (MRD) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). His wife’s partner visa application had just been refused by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection.

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December 13, 2016

It has always been a requirement for the sponsor of a Partner or Prospective Marriage application to provide the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection with his or her Australian Federal Police and other national police certificates where there is a child applicant below the age of 18 years of age included in the visa application.

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Looking for the Best Immigration Consultancy Firm in Melbourne? James Tan Immigration Consultants Is Your Answer

December 9, 2016

If you are considering immigrating to Australia, you may already understand how confusing a task it can be to decide on the appropriate visa to enter the country legally. In fact, you are probably in search of current information about the visa process and even professional assistance to help you navigate through all the paperwork and details.

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Understanding Australian Immigration Laws

November 11, 2016

Australia is a country that offers excellent job or study opportunities, a unique way of life, cultural diversity and other benefits. If you are considering to come to study or immigrate to this country, you must ensure that you avoid any unlawful activity but rather conform with the terms and conditions of your visa status when you arrive here.

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Tips on Choosing Which State or Territory You Should Immigrate to in Australia

October 31, 2016

When thinking about immigrating to Australia, there are numerous details to consider, including which state or territory you should set up residence in within Australia. Each state has different employment opportunities, entertainment offerings and property values along with unique characteristics. Below, you will discover tips in selecting the right state or territory to immigrate to in Australia.

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The Importance of Immigration Assistance and Consultancy Services When Applying to immigrate to Australia

September 29, 2016

People consider immigrating to Australia for a variety of reasons, including job opportunities, Australia’s cultural diversity, life style, educational benefits, low cost of living, and our clean environment. In addition, Australia has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world, and is an English-speaking country.

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August 5, 2016

There is no doubt Australia still maintains the number one position as one of the most favoured country for immigrants from all over the world. The question remains……“Why are people choosing to immigrate to Australia? Is it our climate? Our lifestyle? The wide and open spaces? Our multicultural society?

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July 29, 2016

One of the leading reasons for boosting immigration is survival, especially after a war. For example, during World War II there was a threat of Japanese invasion. After Pearl Harbor, it seemed to Australians that they would be Japan's next port of call. At the time, Australian Prime Minister John Curtin understood that Australia did not have the military strength or manpower to effectively defend Australia against Japan. Curtin looked to the United States of America for protection and manpower.

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What is The Immigration Criteria in Australia for Skilled Workers?

June 17, 2016

Whilst Australia has a non-discriminatory, and equitable immigration policy for skilled immigrants that does not discriminate regardless of the national or racial origin, sexual preference or religion of the applicant, these immigrants still need to meet certain immigration criteria before the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection will grant them either a temporary or permanent visa.

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May 23, 2016

For a long time Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) guidelines requires, an applicant who at the time of lodgment of his/her onshore Partner (Temporary) subclass 820 visa who did not hold a substantive visa or who is an unlawful resident, then he/she must satisfy the Schedule 3 Criteria “at the time of lodgment of the application.”

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Top Reasons Why People Immigrate to Australia

May 20, 2016

Australia is a country full of breathtaking scenic landscapes such as its beaches and the outback areas along with the opportunities in employment in and around cities such as Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

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How can Immigration Lawyers or Consultants Help You with Your Australian Immigration Visa?

April 14, 2016

Depending on your varying demands and needs, there is more than one type of Australian Immigration Visa to meet your requirements. Whatever your reason for wanting to migrate or visit Australia, you will need a valid Australian visa.

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Sponsors For Family Visas To Be Scrutinised More Closely

March 21, 2016

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Honourable Mr. Peter Dutton MP, recently announced in Federal Parliament that his Department proposes to enhance and tighten sponsorship undertakings before a sponsor is allowed to sponsor a foreign visa applicant for residence in Australia.

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Australia Immigration: New Pathway for New Zealand Citizens to Obtain Permanent Residence in Australia

March 16, 2016

The Australian Government recently announced that as of July 1, 2017, New Zealand citizens will be able to take advantage of a new Australia immigration pathway to permanent residence and ultimately citizenship in Australia, provided they meet certain criteria.

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