Inside you will be able to read posts on various topics, from legal tips to changes in the process for visa applications. Don't feel intimidated- our aim is to take the complicated issues regarding immigration and help them go down just a little more smoothly. If the law was Jerry Lewis, consider us the Dean Martin!
We are particularly interested in expanding our knowledge of the Sydney community, since we have recently opened a new office right next to the train station. We know that the area is a melting pot of different cultures and is rapidly expanding, so we would love to find new ways to help people riding this wave of prosperity. We are also eager to meet people at local events and group meetings, so please let us know if there is anything local happening that we can be a part of. We would love to expand the reach of the Immigration Lounge to cover subjects that the public will find interesting, so any suggestions are always helpful!
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Partner Visa Eligibility Requirements What are the requirements for a partner visa? To be eligible for Partner Migration visa, you must either be married, engaged to, or in a defacto (common law) relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. In your application you will be required to provide a wide…Read More
Asian Workers Lodge Bogus Refugee Visas Workers are being encouraged to lodge false refugee visa applications to extend their stay in Australia in Australia’s poultry industry, Asian Workers Lodge Bogus Refugee Visas. Mostly of Asian descent, the workers at one such workplace, Baiada’s poultry plant in Beresfield, near Newcastle, were charged upwards of $3500 to…Read More
457 Visa Review Jobs 457 Visa Review Jobs List to be examined The government last week began the first review of the list in three years, with business and unions polarised on what is needed. Among the 650 strong list are lawyers, electricians, antique dealers, funeral workers and print journalists are among 650 occupations on…Read More
Domestic Violence Cases There are many cases in Australia and around the world where visa holders are reluctant to report ‘family violence’ as it’s referred to under Australian migration laws or domestic violence cases. This reluctance comes as the visa holders are petrified that they will be forced to return to their home country if…Read More
Tourist Visa Australia Do I need a tourist visa for Australia? Saving up for that holiday? Got your holiday insurance sorted, got your tickets and bag packed? Oh by the way have you got your tourist visa organised? Most will be able to say yes to the first few options but some travellers are completely…Read More
Migrant Workers Underpaid Workplace audits undertaken, have shown that one in five migrant workers underpaid or are employed in positions they should not be doing due. Businesses have been swooped on, some workers, have been underpaid by tens of thousands of dollars. In some cases workers have been performing jobs that are not in line…Read More
Partner Visa in Australia New Ruling: What this means for your de-facto relationship in Australia and applying for a partner visa in Australia Last week there was a Federal Court Judgement ruling that has changed the path for many who were previously unable to apply for a partner visa. The judgment is a major development…Read More
Regional Refugee Visa NSW provide regional Visa’s to refugees. Having been introduced last year, the regional refugee visa will be an option for refugees who are prepared to study or work outside Sydney, Wollongong and also Newcastle. Not only will this new scheme offer security to asylum seekers but also will provide labour to…Read More
Choose Australia Australia is the chosen destination for many wishing to relocate, but why is that so? It may be the never-ending beaches, the hot climate and the friendly nature of the Australian way, however there are many other reasons Australia is the destination of many. Why else would you choose a country that is…Read More
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