Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How can I migrate to Australia permanently?
There are essentially 4 options if you are looking to permanently migrate to Australia. These are:
- Under the Points Tested General Skilled Migration (GSM) program
- Nomination by an Australian Employer or State or Territory
- Investing in Australia
- Sponsorship by an eligible family member
Visit our Free Assessment section and we will assess your prospects under the GSM Program.
2. Why should I choose an Australian law firm?
Australian Immigration Law is extremely complex and fluid and Lawyers are required to analyse, interpret and apply Australian legislation, case law and Government policy. Lawyers have broad legal experience and are required to undertake ongoing and additional legal education and accreditation courses, ensuring that the complexities of Australian migration laws are fully understood
All clients have the benefit of professional indemnity insurance and a firm regulatory regime governed by the NSW Law Society.
Your application and all related matters and information is protected by legal professional privilege which is NOT the case with non-lawyers.
You are not engaging just Migration Agents. You are engaging qualified Australian lawyers and members of the NSW Law Society. Lawyers are operate under a strict Code of Conduct which is administered by the Law Society (under the Legal Profession Act 2004), and also the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA).
3. How much does it cost to permanently migrate to Australia?
4. What is the pass mark for the points tested visas?
5. Under the points test will I be able to claim points for two qualifications?
6. How do I find out which skills assessing authority to lodge my skills assessment application to?
7. What if I have more than one occupation that I think I can nominate?
8. Can I apply for more than one visa at a time?
9. How long are my medical and police checks valid?
10. Can I hold more than one visa at a time?
11. How long does the visa process take?
12. Can I submit an EOI if I have not completed an English language test or a skills assessment?
13. What is a Registered Migration Agent?
A person providing immigration advice in Australia is required to be a Registered Migration Agent. It is illegal for a person to provide immigration assistance unless they are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA). Any person providing immigration assistance without being registered may be subject to penalties ranging from a fine of up to A$5500 to imprisonment up to 10 years (a criminal offence).
Registration, however, is not required for offshore “Agents”. Consequently, “Agents” overseas are not bound by the same rules that govern RMAs and are not required to undertake mandatory annual continuing professional development to keep up to date with immigration laws and policy.