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Friday, July 10, 2020

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Beware of visa scams

There are many ways by which scammers prey on visa applicants. I will provide some examples of how these scammers lure potential visa applicants and how they usually operate. The intent of this article is to provide...

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or assistance from migration advisers. If you are going for the latter option, you might be wondering at which part of...

Visa tips during the coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who are either onshore or offshore.  Many of them have questions relating...

Is your student visa expiring soon? Find out your next visa options.

In December 2019, there are 480,543 student visa holders in Australia, 56% of these are from the Higher Education (HE) sector and 32% are from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.  15,264 of these student visa...

Partner Visa FAQs

It’s the love month. Make your partner/spouse feel special by planning a way to bring him/her here in Australia. I have here the answers to the top eight questions about Partner visa.

So your visa got refused, what’s next?

Not all lodged visa applications get granted. Do not think that if you have lodged and paid for the visa fees, you can get your visa application approved. Based on the Department of Home Affairs’ Student Visa...

491 visa replacing 489 visa in November 2019

On the 16th of November 2019, the Skilled — Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) subclass 489 visa will be replaced by the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (Class PS) 491 visa. This article...

Transitioning from one visa to another

There are many reasons why people from many parts of the world would come to Australia.  Some would come here to visit their relatives, some come to study, some to work, while...

What’s next after visa grant

Getting an Australian visa, whether is it for temporary stay or for permanent residency, is a huge achievement. Have a moment of celebrating your visa application success and plan for the next...

Ways for parents to stay longer in Australia

Do you want your mum or dad to stay with you longer when they visit in Australia? The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870 visa might be the solution for you. This visa...
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