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Changes in medical examination as of 20 November 2015 for permanent and temporary visa to Australia

Medical examination for permanent visa ( incl family and employer sponsored visa) and temporary ( including 457 visa to Australia, student visa (570, 752, 573) will be different based on country of origin. Only other factor will be ''significance requirements rule''. Following changes come in live on 20 November 2015. Countries that do not generally require Immigration Health Examinations ( for full list of countries click hear) 1.1. For all temporary visa to Australia ( incl 457 visa and student visa) - no medical examination required unless applicant: • Likely to work or be a trainee at an Australian childcare centre (including preschool and crèche) • Intending to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic...

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PERFECT STUDENT, do they exist?

In theory; young, male, well-educated individuals with a proven track record and carefully chosen subjects, from a wealthy-family and well-documented overseas trips, timely returning home and very good English, with strong family ties and very clear idea of his future and perfect knowledge about Australian is the reality. Does such a person exist? Last week, immigration announced they will increase overseas student intakes to Australia significantly. But who will be studying here? Let’s have a look at the options. Students from countries such as UK, Canada, and the United States would be easily welcomed but they are not so much interested as it is a very expensive exercise and in their home country they get financial support, whereas they wouldn’t...

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Top Universities

Ever wanted to study  in Australia? A national survey has uncovered Australia's Top Universities. Click here to find out more: Australia's top universities We represent over 50 universities and colleges throughout Australia and have referred 1000's of students over the past 10 years.   If this is something that interests you contact us for information, advice and processing of your enrollment and student visa.  

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SVP STUDENT VISA – ARE THEY REALLY STREAMLINED?

The busy little bees from DIBP often target 457 and partner visa applications, but students aren't far behind. Firstly, MRT (tribunal) have decided people with the intention to stay in Australia post-study are still genuine students, but DIBP disagrees. Then there is beautiful Streamline Processing Visa (SVP) for those good, genuine (SIC!) students who wish to study in good, recommended schools but is it really working? Estimated processing time is 2 weeks, we have a number of cases where decisions are not made for months. Each reply from DIBP starts with '' it is under investigation". Considering it is called 'streamlined' processing,  why is it taking so much time, when SVP applications are assessed by the school before they issue COE....

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Do you think we are a pain? Well, we are and actually proud of it ;-)

Throughout our work, some could accuse us of being nit-picky and pedantic when it comes to documents. However, there is a reason for this. While some agents are happy to take whatever their clients give to them, we scrutinise and analyse everything. This is because our clients have paid us to represent them in the visa process – we won’t take the risk of glossing over incomplete or inconclusive documents resulting in refusal. This makes the job twice as difficult and time consuming for us and our clients. We are proud that we question and scrutinise everything we are presented with; it gets results. Last week, we had a sponsor provide us with several financial and registration documents for their...

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Immigration Department – 13 18 81 should we call it the “To-Hell-Line”

Often people have questions about the status of their visa, whether it is a pending application or a query about a new application. The most logical place people look for answers is with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. However, many people are left more confused after calling their 131 881 helpline, a helpline that is set up to assist but does the exact opposite. So many cases end in people being given the wrong advice. The advice that they give is all GENERAL, what they tell you over the phone has no relation to your situation, possibilities or genuine chances at visa success. One of our real life Examples: A man went to another Migration Agent to lodge...

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Student visa traps

Every day we see people who are in huge trouble in relation to their student visas. Most of these problems are created by dishonest agents or a lack of understanding that student visas are complex visas, with several conditions attached to them. This can be a very painful experience, especially for people migrating as a family with children. Below are a few pointers of what MUST be considered and how such troubles can be avoided. 1. Families with children Parents on a student visa are not eligible for any kind of financial support when sending children to day care. Full fees for daycare can range from $70 up to $200 a day. Australian law states that children 6 years and older...

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