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Health requirements for migrants to Australia

Filed under: Immigration

In order to protect the wider Australian population from potential health and safety risks, migrants wishing to reside here must meet the necessary health...

When are marriages conducted outside of Australia considered invalid?

Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Immigration

It’s probably a fair assumption that many Australians and migrants have not married within the country, but instead have been married overseas. It may...

How does a person’s character affect their visa application?

Filed under: Immigration

Any person wishing to either visit or migrate to Australia must satisfy the character requirement as set out in s 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (the...


Who may qualify for a spouse or de facto visa?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Immigration

For a person to qualify for the partner visa, the applicant and their spouse must:be of marriageable age under Australian law, which is at least 18 years...

What are some of the reforms included in the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS)?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration

The TSS visa has introduced an occupation list that is more refined in the targeting of occupation lists, and aims to be better aligned with any skills...

What makes a marriage conducted outside of Australia valid?

Date: 01 Sep 2017, Filed under: Immigration

In order for a marriage solemnised overseas to be valid in Australia, the marriage must conform to the legal requirements of the country in which the marriage...

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Immigration scam targets migrants

Date: 06 Oct 2016, Filed under: Immigration

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the 'Department of Immigration',...

Immigration scam warning

Date: 28 Apr 2015, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Immigration

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging visa holders and Australian citizens to hang up on fraudulent phone calls from sca...

Sydney based migration agent cancelled

Date: 15 Jul 2014, Filed under: Immigration

A Sydney-based Chinese migration agent has failed in her bid to have a decision to cancel her registration overturned, with the Administrative Appeals...


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