Humanitarian

The most common humanitarian applications are made to allow refugees to remain in Australia (a protection visa application) or to bring them here from overseas (offshore humanitarian applications).

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Family and Spouse Cases

There are many different family reunion visas. The most common categories relate to bringing a partner (including partners of a same sex relationship) or prospective spouse to Australia, but it is also possible to bring children, adopted children, parents, carers and remaining relatives (where most of the family has already migrated).

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Skilled Migrants

In order to migrate to Australia as a skilled migrant, you need a skill. This is defined as an occupation that requires a degree of formal training (although in some cases you can be accepted on the basis of work experience which is equivalent to formal training). Most skilled occupations are included in the skilled […]

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Business Migrants

Since 2003, Australian immigration law has employed two stage visa processing for business skills migrants. Under these arrangements, almost all business migrants are granted a provisional visa for four years.After establishing a business with the requisite level of business activity, or maintaining the requisite level of investment in Australia, provisional visa holders are eligible to […]

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Sponsorship

Some visas require sponsorship and some do not. Most temporary sponsored visas are liable to cancellation if the sponsor (whether a company, other organisation, or family member/partner) withdraws their sponsorship. Most permanent sponsored visas are not liable to cancellation after they are granted if the sponsor withdraws sponsorship. Sponsorship can be very expensive (in the […]

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Electronic Visitor Visas

Some visitor visas are granted on the basis of your passport of nationality, without ever requiring documentation to be submitted. You do need to make an application but in many cases a travel agent might do that for you. These are knows as ETAs or eVisitor visas. Generally a visa of this kind only permits […]

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