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Breaking News: Visa 408 & COVID-19
April 6, 2020

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW VISA OPTION FOR TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS The Department of Home Affairs is in the process…

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Employer Sponsored Visas and COVID-19
March 27, 2020

Be careful laying off staff who hold sponsored employment visas during the COVID-19 era. Businesses that employ sponsored visa holders may…

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Criminal Charges and Your Visa
March 27, 2020

The Department of Home Affairs is attempting to deal with a broad range of issues that are all arising urgently as…

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Covid-19 and Your Visa
March 23, 2020

In this difficult time, Coronavirus is affecting many aspects of our lives. Temporary visa holders and visa applicants need to carefully…

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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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Brain Gain!
February 17, 2021

South Australia may finally be seeing a reversal of its historically problematic ‘brain drain’ (the loss of its best and most…

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Can I apply for an onshore partner visa if I am on a bridging visa?
February 5, 2021

Schedule 3 allows the Department to consider compelling reasons relating to the sponsor of the partner visa when considering the merits…

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What does the Department assess in a partner visa?
January 27, 2021

The Department of Home Affairs considers 4 main things when considering any Australian partner visa application. 1. Social aspects: Do you…

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Powers of the Department of Home Affairs
January 14, 2021

It is crucial to consider your visa circumstances when seeking assistance for criminal matters. Any sentence of imprisonment (suspended or immediate)…

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Visa Cancellation and Immigration Detention
January 14, 2021

Commonly, clients are surprised by the system they face when criminal charges impact their visa status.  Our Mitchell Simmons attempts the…

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The Migration Journey
January 14, 2021

Mark Sekerin, senior migration agent at MSM Legal, focuses on supporting clients seeking Employer Sponsored visas, Business and Investment visas, and…

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Judicial Review of s501 Visa Cancellations
December 28, 2020

We are currently seeing significant increases in the number of appeals being lodged for judicial review of visa cancellations. This corresponds…

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New Zealand Over-Represented in Character-based Visa Cancellations
December 21, 2020

Some nationalities are over-represented in character cancellations. New Zealand citizens comprise approximately 10 percent of Australia’s migrant population, but over the last…

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Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law: Mitch Simmons
December 16, 2020

We are pleased and proud that our Mitch Simmons has been recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Well done Mitch.

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