Assistance with employment, investment, business, talent, study and family visas.

In today’s globalised world and fast-paced business environment, migration into Australia impacts more and more people, families and businesses.

It is a deeply personal process that brings people together, reunites families and helps businesses and communities plan for successful growth.

It matters to you and it matters to us.

Led by migration lawyer Ruth Wang, we provide comprehensive advice and individually tailored service to simplify the process of obtaining an Australian visa or citizenship.

 

Our expertise

  • Help you understand the migration options available
  • Compile documents for assessment
  • Select the visa pathway most likely to succeed
  • Help prepare and lodge applications and forms
  • Present your best case and avoid mistakes and inconsistencies
  • Review applications
  • Represent appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Visa renewals
  • Monitor changes and updates to the Migration Act and Migration Regulations
  • Make sure you know your visa requirements to ensure your visa is not cancelled
  • Apply for citizenship

Visas we can help with

  • Business visas
  • Investment visas
  • Employer sponsored visas acting for both employers and employees
  • Distinguished talent visas
  • Independent migration visas
  • Spouse visas
  • Parent and family visas
  • Visitor visas
  • Student visas
  • Working holiday visas

 

Whether you’re migrating to Australia for work or personal reasons – we’re with you.

 


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Why choose us?

 

With firsthand experience of the migration process, our migration lawyer is fluent in Mandarin, can understand Cantonese.

 

We provide cost certainty with a fixed fee service whenever possible to help our clients manage their budget. Disbursements and third-party expenses are charged at cost.

 

Migration law trends in 2021

While 2020 has been a year like no other, we are hoping to see a return to the new "normal" in 2021.

Every year as part of the Federal Government’s Budget process, the size and composition of Australia’s Migration program is set and places  are allocated for people wanting to migrate permanently to Australia .

For FY21, the total places available are capped at a ceiling of 160,000, the same as the previous year. However, the program’s focus and priorities have changed quite significantly. Due to the impact of COVID 19, the focus is on supporting the economic recovery, growing Australian business and creating jobs for Australians.

Summary

Skilled migration visa categories (189, 190, 491, 494, 186) are allocated 79,600 places, down from 108,682 in the previous year.

Parent visas are allocated 4,500 places, a reduction of 38.9% year-on-year.

  • Other family streams have been reduced by 11%
  • Special eligibility stream has been reduced by 57.6%
  • And the child stream is reduced by 10.4%

 

Increased allocation has been across the following visa categories:

1. Global Talent Independent Program

To attract the world’s best and brightest migrants and high income earners at the top of their field to work and live in Australia, the Program has 15,000 allocations this financial year, increasing from 5000 allocations. A new taskforce will be established to attract international businesses and exceptional talent to Australia.

This program is highly flexible, with no age criteria and no formal skill assessment criteria, and it targets applicants who are highly skilled in one of these future focused sectors:

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security; and
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

The applicant must demonstrate the potential to earn a salary of at least $153,600 per annum

2. Business, Investment and Innovation program

The government is set to introduce changes to improve the quality of investments and applicants within the program focusing on high-value investors, business owners and entrepreneurs.

The places in this program will be increased to 13,500 allocations, an increase from 7400 in the previous year.

3. Partner visa in family stream

Within the family stream allocation of 77,300 places, 93.53% or 72,300 places are allocated in the partner category.

English language requirements are flagged to be introduced for both applicant and sponsor.

Even though the future of immigration to Australia may look different as the world emerges form Coronavirus, there are still opportunities available and we are able to assist with immigration enquiries across all visa allocations.