Why choose us?

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

We are not merely migration agents but a law firm comprised with LAWYERS for immigration. Our Principal Lawyer, James Bae, represented the Australian Governments as a legal adviser, and has the insightful understanding of accounting and business.

Networks

Some matters require diverse expertise. For example, judicial reviews require barristers and counsels whereas business and investment visas require accountants and business brokers. In certain cases of protection visas, we may need journalists to shed light for coverage. We have the networks to accomplish the results that you deserve.

NO ERRORS

However experienced, knowledgeable or passionate, everyone is prone to human errors. At Visa Plan, we completely eliminate these errors by having two migration lawyers attending to each visa application at all times. We are the only immigration agency in Melbourne and perhaps Australia to implement and enforce this system.

Continuous Learning

We never stop learning and developing our professional capability. We acknowledge that Australian immigration law constantly changes and that it is the professional responsibility of every registered migration agent to be aware. We not only actively participate in seminars, but we create learning materials for other migration agencies to learn.

Fixed Fee

We provide you at first with an estimate of our professional fee and disbursements before formal engagement as your immigration lawyer. We do not ask for an additional amount and continue until we deliver the visa advice and service to your satisfaction.

Industry Leaders in Client Service

Simply look online for Google reviews on our firm. All legitimate clients, who have received our service and advice with their visa, highly recommend our registered migration agents and lawyers. This is the objective evidence that shows we are leading the Australian visa service industry.

Australian Immigration Services

Specialising in all types of visas and citizenship matters

Skilled Visa

Under the immigration law of Australia, the scope of visa options for skilled workers include:

124 visa / 858 visa

Either visa subclass provides a direct pathway for an individual with a proven record of internationally recognized excellence in the eligible fields, namely sports, arts, professions, academia and research.

189 visa

The skilled applicant must firstly be invited to apply for this visa in a monthly invitation rounds which run on a competitive and points-tested basis with the annual intake being capped for each financial year.

  • Age: less than 45 years old
  • Skills assessment: Suitable
  • English language ability: Competent
  • Nomination by State / Territory Government: Not applicable
  • Family sponsorship: Not applicable
  • Residing in particular regions: Not necessary

190 visa

Unlike 189 visa, the skilled applicant must be nominated by a State or Territory authority in order to receive an invitation from the Australian Government for this visa subclass. Each State and Territory has their own skilled occupation list and imposes unique set of prerequisites.

  • Age: less than 45 years
  • Skills assessment: Suitable
  • English language ability: Competent
  • Nomination by State / Territory Government: Yes, the applicant needs to be nominated by a State or Territory Government in order to apply for the visa.
  • Family sponsorship: Not applicable
  • Residing in particular regions: It is encouraged, but the failure would not amount to a breach of any visa condition.

191 visa

191 visa will be in force from 16 November 2022 being four (4) years from the date on which the new regional skilled visa scheme comprising with Subclasses 491 and 494 was firstly introduced by the Department of Home Affairs. These visas provide a transitional pathway to permanent residence for holders of 491 and 494 visas. Please be noted that a 494 visa is an employer sponsored visa and falls outside of the general skilled migration scheme. Those who transition from 494 visas will no longer be tied to their sponsoring employers upon grant of 191 visas but be required continuously to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia.

491 visa – State / Territory Nomination

491 visa is provisional in a sense that it entitles the visa holder to apply for a skilled permanent residency after 3 years.

  • Age: less than 45 years old
  • Skills assessment: Suitable
  • English language ability: Competent
  • Nomination by State / Territory Government: Yes, the applicant needs to be nominated by a State or Territory Government in order to apply for the visa.
  • Family sponsorship: Not applicable
  • Residing in particular regions: Yes, the visa holder must reside and work in the ‘regional’ areas as per its statutory definition in the Australian migration law.

491 visa – Regional Family Sponsorship

  • Age: less than 45 years old
  • Skills assessment: Suitable
  • English language ability: Competent
  • Family sponsorship: The applicant needs to be sponsored by their Australian relative who has been residing in the regional area instead of the nomination by the government.
  • Residing in regional Australia: Yes, the visa holder must reside and work in the ‘regional’ areas as per its statutory definition in the Australian migration law.

Occupational Skills Lists of Australia

The Australian government has prescribed different skills lists for different visas in order to address skill shortages in Australia.

Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List

Short-term Skills Occupation List & MLTSSL

  • Persons who are nominated by a State or Territory government agency and are issued an invitation to make an application for a 190 (Skilled—Nominated) visa.
  • Spouses or de facto partners of persons to whom the above provision applies.

Regional Occupation List & STSOL & MLTSSL

  • Persons who are nominated by a State or Territory government agency and issued an invitation to make an application for a 491 (Skilled Work Regional) visa.
  • Spouses or de facto partners of persons to whom the above provision applies.

SkillSelect - Expression of Interest (EOI)

SkillSelect is the key process to facilitate Australia’s skilled migration program by providing a platform for the skilled workers or business persons of foreign nationalities to express their interest in migrating to Australia. Valid visa applications for skilled migration may only be made after the invitations are issued through the EOI.

EOIs are ranked on a competitive basis in light of their attributes and lodgment dates. The higher your points score in the points test, the more probably it will be that you are invited to apply for skilled visas. EOIs with equal scores are separated by the date and time at which their EOIs were submitted. The date of effect is updated each time the intending migrant amends their EOI resulting in a change to their points test score or eligibility for a particular visa. If an intending migrant changes their information, but it does not change their points score or eligibility, this will not alter their date of effect for the purposes of ranking against a particular visa. 65 points are the minimum score enabling the skilled workers to lodge their EOI and do not guarantee that the invitation is issued.

The points test awards scores in in accordance Schedule 6D to the Migration Regulations:

Age

25 points: not less than 18 and under 25
30 points: not less than 25 and under 33
25 points: not less than 33 and under 40
15 points: not less than 40 and under 45

English Proficiency

10 points: proficient English
20 points: superior English

Overseas Employment in the last 10 years

5 points: 36 months
10 points: 60 months
15 points: 96 months

Australian Employment in the last 10 years

5 points: 12 months
10 points: 36 months
15 points: 60 months
20 points: 96 months

Australian Professional Year

5 points: Australian professional year program completed

Educational Qualifications

20 points: Doctorate degree
15 points: Bachelor’s degree
10 points: Diploma, Trade qualification or other recognized qualification
The bachelor qualification or other qualification does not have to be related to the applicant’s nominated occupation.

Specialist Educational Qualifications

5 points: Doctorate or Master’s by research in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

Australian Study

5 points: Having studied in Australia whilst on a visa which permitted study.

Community Language

5 points: Qualification in a particular language awarded or accredited by a relevant body.

Study in a Regional Australia

5 points: Doctorate or Master’s by research in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

Partner’s Qualifications - Maximum 15 points

10 points: Partner has a positive skills assessment for an eligible occupation.
10 points: Applicant does not have a foreign spouse or partner.
5 points: Partner has competent English.