Neill

Dear Phillip Your advice guided us through a very difficult time where we had to make life changing decisions. Your experience and knowledge about immigration and law helped us to make informed decisions. Your friendly approach helped us to feel a bit more at ease and you were always willing and available via Skype and…

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Ray G

I started this journey at the beginning of 2014, when my Company asked me to transfer to Perth to lead a services team. I had heard of Philip Silver & Associates through word of mouth, having had many of my friends make this journey already. The first interview was quickly set up, as Skype meeting…

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Australian Work, Study and Business Visa Types Summary

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  Over the last decade we have helped numerous clients to move and settle in Australia. Our team have prepared dozens of visa applications for clients who wanted to bring their skills and investments to this country. And now, in order to give you a better understanding of Australian skilled visas,  we have a prepared…

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Anomalies in Australian Immigration Law: South African Farmers Prohibited from Using Skilled Migration Route

Over the last several years many South African white farmers have been brutally murdered on their land, which causes many more farmers and their families to live in a constant state of fear. Currently, the Australian federal government are considering introduction a special type of visa aimed at South African farmers and designed to address…

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Ava

I came to Australia to work with an engineering company who facilitated the issuing of a 457 visa on my behalf. After a year and seven months, I decided that I had to leave their employ not really knowing the implication of this decision. I contacted Philip Silver & Associates a few months after I…

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Captain Greg

Our journey commenced some 15 months ago when I was first put in touch with you and your greater team. The guidance and recommendations afforded to us back then set the foundations to the roller coaster ride we experienced together for that extraordinary yet glorious YEAR. Firstly the clarity on the nomination of skills required…

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Migrating from South Africa to Australia: A Client Testimonial

Our Clients Claudia and Neville who we had helped to get a visa and move from South Africa to Australia sent us a letter that we would like to share with you: Once upon a time in 2016, the Smith family decided to pack up and move to Australia. So our journey started in Phillip Silver…

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Partner Visa Approved Within Three Months!

                If you ever applied for a Partner Visa (subclass 820/309), you know that a processing time for this visa subclass can be up to 20 months. This means that partner visa applicants and their sponsors have to wait for a decision for almost 2 years before they…

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The 17 January 2018 Changes to Lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations

On 17 January 2018 the Australian Government released another set of important changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations for Australia’s skilled visa programs.             The following changes have already taken effect: three occupations were added to the lists of eligible skilled occupations (Property Manager, Psychotherapist, Real Estate Representative);…

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November 2017: Grandfathering Provisions for 457 Holders and Applicants

Good news for the 457 Visa Holders and Applicants! In November 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced in its official communication that 457 holders and applicants as of 18th  April 2017 will NOT need to meet all of the new requirements.  Namely, the transitional provisions still apply to so called “grandfathered” 457 holders,  which…

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