Visa Plan

Investor Visa Reform

Many countries have immigration policies to attract high net worth individuals. Australia has led the world in recent years, beating out other traditional recipient nations. It would be wise to continue reforming the framework in a timely manner to remain competitive with the plethora of options afforded to high net worth individuals.

Can I Migrate to Australia in 2020? What You Can Do

One of the many unfortunate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is the drop in migration to Australia. The number of migrants is not quite zero, but for the time being, migration to Australia will remain very difficult whilst the strict lockdown measures remain in place. If you have been dreaming of migrating to Australia, you …

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10 Facts About Australian Permanent Residency and Citizenship

There are plenty of benefits to becoming an Australian permanent resident, one of which being the opportunity to work towards citizenship. Below are 10 facts about Australian citizenship and permanent residency: Australian Residency is not the Same as Citizenship The terms ‘resident’ and ‘citizen’ are sometimes thrown about seemingly interchangeably. This is not technically the …

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SIV Overview

Subclass 188 Significant Investor Stream The Significant Investor stream of the Subclass 188 visa offers many advantages to aspiring business skills migration applicants. Whilst attracting a higher investment threshold, this stream exempts prospective applicants from many of the criteria applicable to the Business Innovation or Investment streams. In particular, the Significant Investor stream imposes no …

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When Will I Get My Invitation? – Skilled Visas (Subclass 189, 190 and 491)

How To Get Skilled visas Invitation One of our solicitors, Andrew, at Visa Plan, talks about Skilled visas. We get many inquiries asking ‘When will I get my invitation?’ from our clients. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is often complex and always changing. In this video, we will provide an overview of the Australian …

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190 Nomination Scores

190 Nomination Scores – 2019

190 Nomination Scores – 2019 [Updated]     The date mentioned below is the material date, that is when either nomination or invitation was issued by the Governments of Northern Territory, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. 190 Nomination Scores Describe bellow. 190 Nomination Scores for Northern Territory Sales and Marketing Manager – 65 …

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Jurisdictional Error – Failure to consider evidence

Failure to consider evidence – Jurisdictional Error     Umi v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 2148, [2020] FCAFC 101 Approximately an hour before the hearing commenced, the Tribunal received an email from the Applicant’s partner. She subsequently sent an additional email when the hearing had commenced. The Tribunal declined to consider the two …

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Concurrent Completion of 2 Academic Courses only 78 weeks

Paudel Migration [2019] AATA 3301 Department’s Decision The Department found that the MBA and MPA are each registered on CRICOS for 78 weeks, and as the two (2) qualifications were completed concurrently and not consecutively, they could not be counted more than once. The Department thus found that the applicant did not complete the courses …

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Guideline to Permanent Residency

Guideline to Permanent Residency   What occupations? What are the necessary qualifications and experience? What are the available PR pathways? What is the specific criteria for each pathway? What occupations? Given its geographical size and economic potential, Australia’s population cannot independently source all necessary human capital. It, therefore, relies on overseas migration. Australia devises various …

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Skilled Occupation Lists

Australian Visa – Job Lists   Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List Persons who are issued an invitation to make an application for a Subclass 189 (Skilled—Independent) visa. Persons who are sponsored by an eligible family member and issued an invitation to make an application for a family sponsorship stream of a Subclass 491 (Skilled …

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Subclass 491 & Subclass 494

491 visa – 494 visa The Department of Home Affairs announced two (2) new provisional visas to be introduced on 16 November 2019 to assist skill shortages in regional parts of Australia: Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 491 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 494 Definitions of ‘Regional’ Prior to the amendment, …

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