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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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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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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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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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Section 501 Visa Cancellations and Refusals
December 14, 2020

The following chart represents the available data on all Section 501 character cancellations and visa refusals from 2012 to 2020. These increases…

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