Hi You’ll agree the changes to 457 visa laws are confusing! If you are scratching your head, you are not the only one. I’ll share with you what simple steps you now must take because of the 457 Visa announcements. It’s a simple 3 step process to get you confident about where you stand right…

  457 Visa Abolished? – Turnbull Raises More Questions Than answers! “Gutsy move by Turnbull provided he can cut through the red tape”. Nilesh Nandan, Immigration Lawyer, MyVisa Australia. “The armoury for this 457 visa onslaught is already in legislation. A new visa mechanism for slashing and burning entire visa classes without having to wait for…

If only we had some certainty about which occupations were to be included in the next list of preferred occupations, right? Any student already studying in Australia or hoping to get a student visa to study in Australia will certainty want to know if their intended occupation is on the skilled occupation list or the…

Time Of Application Criteria For A 485 Visa It is important to make sure that you provide all required documents at the time of your 485 Visa application. This means that you should upload the documents to your online IMMI account immediately after your application was lodged. What If I Don’t Upload At The Time…

Bridging Visa Grant Do you think that as soon as you have applied for a visa onshore, your existing visa (eg visitor visa) is automatically replaced with a bridging visa? Well – its very dangerous to assume this! Bridging visas (BVs) “bridge” you in the period from when an existing visa ceases to be “in effect” up…

Marketing Specialist Refused Because Of Genuine Position Our client X came to us after her nomination for the occupation of Marketing Specialist was lodged and refused because it failed to meet the genuine position requirement. X was initially employed at a real estate agency as an Executive Assistant whilst she was on a subclass 417…

Looking for help with understanding the genuine position criteria for a 457 visa? Top 3 Things You Must Know About The Genuine Position Criteria In my experience, I’ve found the 
”Genuine Position” criteria the most problematic criteria to meet when lodging any 457 Nomination Application. If you don’t get this criterion right from the outset, you should expect…

Looking for help after your Australian visa rejection? If your visa has been rejected, you need to know what type of visa rejection it is. Visa Rejection Because Of Invalid Application This is perhaps the worst type of rejection because you may now be unlawful. Invalid applications mean that any bridging visa you thought you…

Are you a refugee or asylum seeker in Australia? Refugee Visa or Protection Visa? In Australia, refugee visas for those seeking asylum or Australian government protection are know as protection visas. What is a “refugee visa”? Also known as a “protection visa” or “asylum visa” or “asylum application” or “asylum-seeker visa”, a refugee visa provides refugees…

This bogus document problem is that a Case Officer from the Department of Immigration believes that you have deliberately tried to mislead them eg. using fake documents or fake paperwork. Immigration is aware that false documents or false paperwork is often provided to them. Visa applicants do this with the intention to secure a more favourable immigration outcome. Bogus…

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