Australian Protection Visa subclass 866: The Refugee Convention, Complementary Protection, and some recent changes

People who apply to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia for protection from harm in their home country are known as “asylum seekers”. People who have been granted a Protection Visa (Subclass 866 visa) in Australia, or an offshore Refugee visa, will most often be known as “Refugees”, because they have […]

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“No Further Stay” conditions on Australian visas: can they be removed (“waived”)?

Many Australian temporary visas have one or more conditions, such as work restrictions or study restrictions imposed on them. These conditions are signified by the presence of one or more 4 digit numbers on your visa information, each starting with the numeral “8”. Some of these restrictive visa conditions prevent people from lodging applications for […]

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FOR YOUR PROTECTION: AUSTRALIAN REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

FOR YOUR PROTECTION: AUSTRALIAN REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENTS CODE OF CONDUCT The writers of these pages are Australian Registered Migration Agents. All such agents must abide by a professional Code of Conduct. You can see the code by following this link to the website of the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA): https://www.mara.gov.au/becoming-an-agent/professional-standards-and-obligations/code-of-conduct/

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Australian Visas: Assurance of Support (what is it and who needs one?)

Some applicants for Australian visas must provide the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) with an Assurance of Support for their visa to be granted. An Assurance of Support is an agreement by someone (who will often be the visa applicant’s sponsor, but can also be another individual, up to 3 people acting together, or […]

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AUSTRALIAN MIGRATION AGENTS: BENEFITS OF CHOOSING A REGISTERED AGENT; HOW TO CHECK THEY’RE REGISTERED

If you are going hire an agent to help you make your visa application to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), you should be sure that the agent you are dealing with is registered with the authority that regulates Australian professional migration agents. The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) […]

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The ETA and the eVisitor: Australia’s electronic visa systems.

Many people, from all around the world, visit Australia each year for holidays, visiting family, or for business related activities such as conferences, meetings, etc. For many, this means paying a fee, applying for a visa & waiting for Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to (hopefully) approve the visa’s grant. However, for people from a number of […]

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You can contact us for advice about any Australian immigration questions you have. Brief initial email and phone advice is free. 30 minute consultations with an Australian Immigration professional adviser can be booked for $110 AUD.  We can also handle your Australian Immigration case from start to finish. We handle all immigration matters from simple applications […]

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NEW MIGRANTS & REFUGEES SUPPORT NETWORK IN OUTER WESTERN SYDNEY

It’s not easy coming to a new country where you don’t know anyone or anything about how things work. To help people settle into their new lives, make new friends and find help with any practical problems they have, there is now a new migrants & refugees friendship and support network operating in the Penrith […]

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