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Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa
October 6, 2021

Introduction This visa is a temporary (between 2 to 4 years) visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor a person from…

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New OFFSHORE visas available for South Australia state sponsorship
September 30, 2021

To manage South Australia’s COVID recovery response, an additional 70 occupations are now open to applicants currently residing outside Australia. These…

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Expanded Scope of Outbound Travel Restrictions
September 23, 2021

Over the past month, we have seen an increase in queries about the rules relating to leaving Australia by people who…

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Travel Exemptions now available for Prospective Marriage Visa holders in certain circumstances
August 19, 2021

Travel Exemptions now available for Prospective Marriage Visa holders in certain circumstances. New category of individual exemption: a Prospective Marriage (subclass…

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis
August 18, 2021

Our hearts ache as we watch the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. If you are an Afghan national who is here…

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What is a Proxy Marriage and how can this help you apply for a partner visa?
August 3, 2021

COVID-19 has, devastatingly, ruined a lot of couples’ plans for getting married.  This can have equally devastating results on couples’ plans…

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The Importance of Judicial Review – Protection Visa
July 27, 2021

On Wednesday, our clients were successful in their Federal Court appeal with the Court quashing the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal which…

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Travel Exemptions & Partner Visas – What’s Going On?
June 29, 2021

Last week MSM Legal’s Director, Catherine, answered some questions on ABC Radio in Adelaide about travel exemptions. Over the last few…

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Can I get a visa if I have a criminal record or intervention order?
June 10, 2021

A summary of the impact of Ministerial Direction 90A The Department of Home Affairs takes any indication of criminality or risk…

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Australian Travel Exemptions: A Guide
February 26, 2021

Introduction Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is currently a travel ban on traveling in and out of Australia unless you…

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