Australian Immigration usually involves many questions. Read about common questions & answers covering Australia’s immigration and Australian Migration here.
A couple of FAQ’s are covered here. Look under RELATED ITEMS (right) for more FAQ’s. If your questions are not listed here, it may well be answered in the site under the relevant heading, or you are welcome to contact us for further details.
All depends under which type of visa you are applying for migration. Nobody gets a visa overnight – these things invariably takes time. Each application is unique and a time estimate can only be determined once an Consultant has done a personal assessment. Also have a look at the
A formal tertiary qualification will definitely aid you if you are under 45.
Yes, but a lot depends on personal circumstances and the type of visa you apply under.
If they are still under your roof and dependent on you, they will be included on your visa. Married / Independent children will not qualify under your visa.
A medical test is standard procedure and you need to pass that. A blood test will be conducted and X-rays of the chest will be taken.
You will need to confirm current prices for a container to ship your furniture over. Major moving companies will give you a free quote. There is also an option of sharing a container.
Yes! If you are in Australia, we can advise you on any migration issue, including helping you to:
This all depends on the specific visa class and subclass. We will detail this in your assessment report.
Details on who can be included in a migration application are provided in each assessment provided by us
You will need to meet the requirements for that class of visa, which may include the requirement that you only intend a holiday or short visit. Visitors visas are not intended to provide residence in Australia for migration applicants awaiting the outcome of their application.
…and you must inform us if you are temporarily in Australia as we can continue your processing whilst you are there.
No. You must be outside Australia before we can grant you the migrant visa. You must depart Australia for your visa to be granted and evidenced in your passport. You do not need to return to the country where the application was lodged as this can be done at any Australia overseas mission.
Yes. If you are in Australia temporarily you can approach an office of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs to collect the medical forms (Form 26 and Form 160) and details on approved doctors and radiologists. You should sent your sealed medical results, marked with your file reference, to this office or to DIAC directly when completed.
Yes. Generally for permanent migration applications original documentation is required.
Passports are NOT required to make a valid application. However, for all temporary residence visa applications (except Retirement visa applications) you should provide your passport with 2 unused visa pages with your application.
If you think that you will need your passport during this time, DO NOT send it with your application. We deal with a large number of visa applications and can not guarantee that we will be able to return your passport to you when you need it.
In most cases we may need to interview you, but this will usually be over the telephone. We will contact you if we need to arrange an interview.
The initial entry date (stated on your visa) is the date by which you must travel to Australia on your visa. This date is calculated based on the validity of your health and character clearances. These clearances are usually only valid for 12 months.
If you (and any members of your family included in your application) do not enter Australia by the initial entry date, you will breached a condition of your visa and consideration will be given to cancelling your visa.
You must travel to Australia before the expiry of the initial entry date in order to activate the visa for its full term which, in most cases, is a full term of five years (the date is on the visa label).
Migrant visa holders are not required to migrate (i.e. settle permanently) to Australia before the expiry of the initial entry date on their visas.
Provided you (and all family members included in your application) have made at least one trip to Australia before the initial entry date your visa is then valid for return travel until the final expiry date.
There are exceptions to this general rule. For example, Spouse – Provisional visas (subclass 309) and Prospective Spouse visas (subclass 300) both have initial entry dates but neither is valid for a full term of five years.
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