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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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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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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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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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Business Innovation and Investment Visa 188: Am I Eligible?
August 31, 2020

If you want to manage a business or invest in Australia, you may be eligible for a Business Innovation and Investment…

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Can a criminal offence lead to the cancellation or refusal of your visa?
August 6, 2020

Section 501 (6) and (7) of the Migration Act have led the Department of Home Affairs to look at the cumulative…

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