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Welcome to the Immigration Experts Blog. We regularly create posts about visa changes and what that could mean for you, tips to help your visa application or suggestions to help you get the most out of living in Australia.

Employer’s Sponsorship Obligation

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The Sponsorship Obligation As a standard business sponsor, you must agree to make, and meet, certain obligations in relation to your sponsored employee and any family members included in the visa application. These obligations are prescribed by legislation and are as follows: Obligation Explanation Duration of the Sponsorship Obligation To cooperate with inspectors Inspectors are […]

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Bridging Visas and Travel

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I’m on a bridging visa and I need to travel. What do I do?   A lot of clients ask this question as soon as you tell them they are on a bridging visa. Actually, from the initial consultation, clients always ask about being able to travel. Once the application has been submitted sometimes you […]

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Extending a Working Holiday Visa

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I’ve come on a working holiday visa, and I want to stay and work, help! There are two visas at the moment that allows visa holders to have an extended holiday and gain short term employment: Working Holiday (subclass 417) Work and Holiday (subclass 462) These visas are granted with an 8547 condition which states: […]

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Parent visas and your options

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Parents and Parent Visas Overview There are two visa categories for parents wishing to migrate to Australia: the parent category the contributory parent category. To apply for any parent or contributory parent visa, you must be the parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, who is ‘settled’ at the […]

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Same-Sex Couples Australia

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Same-sex Couples Australia: A New Era From 1 July 2009, same sex-couples will receive the same treatment as opposite-sex de facto couples, both as partners and parents. Interdependency visas will cease to exist in that name. The amendments do not apply to visa applications lodged before 1 July 2009. There will also be new definitions […]

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457 Visa: The Tourism and Hospitality Industry

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The 457 Visa   Did you know? There are currently over 18000 businesses who are standard business sponsors and the majority of these are small and medium business operators. The 457 program is for skilled occupations only and only those on the demand list released by DIAC. This means that for the tourism and hospitality […]

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Sydney is the world’s best city

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Sydney: The World’s Best City The readers of CNNGo voted Sydney as the world’s best city. As proud Australians, here are the top ten reasons why, Sydney was choosen as the best city in the world. Read more: The world’s best city | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/sydney/visit/worlds-best-city-423142#ixzz1fp3yZubG   10. Blue Mountains … and other asphalt-free places The dramatic escarpments […]

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