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ASC Migration are specialist Australian migration agents. Our dedication to our clients guarantees that they will receive expert professional advice and assistance during every step in the immigration process.

Our specialist understanding of immigration law and its processes ensures we apply the most up-to-date and cutting-edge immigration solutions to any potential migrant’s matter. This is particularly evident in circumstances whereby a client’s frustration and confusion necessitates some clever and innovative consolidation.
John Kavanagh is ASC Migration’s owner and managing director and is an Australian Registered Migration Agent. The legal requirements of Australian Registered Migration Agents are that they must maintain an up-to-date knowledge of immigration law and practice. Consequently potential immigrants can be assured their matter will receive the most...
John Kavanagh is ASC Migration’s owner and managing director and is an Australian Registered Migration Agent. The legal requirements of Australian Registered Migration Agents are that they must maintain an up-to-date knowledge of immigration law and practice. Consequently potential immigrants can be assured their matter will receive the most advanced and professional advice available. John and his family migrated to Australia in 1997. Therefore having experienced all that is required to migrate to, or remain in Australia, he is acutely aware of the requirements of a visa application and the processes involved therein for potential immigrants.
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Skilled Regional Migration

Australia intends to improve its intake of skilled migrants and its focus will be squarely on regional Australia and not the metropolitan centres. It will encourage migrants to settle in regional cities and towns with major infrastructure development in order to consider the skills certification, training and employment processes of potential...
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Australia Initiatives

A new Population Plan to effectively manage Australia’s future population came into effect on 01 July 2019. The Plan directly affects the Australian migration scheme, in particular applicants who are overseas students or temporary residents. The Population plan will; Ease the population pressures on Australia’s big capitals and support the growth...
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Skilled overseas dairy farm workers


Dairy farmers now have more opportunities to attract and retain staff, after skilled overseas workers employed under a Dairy Industry Labour Agreement were made eligible for permanent residency. The changes were successfully progressed by the Australian Dairy Farmers, working closely with Dairy Australia, making the Australian dairy industry more attractive to...
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Why you need an Immigration Law Specialist?


Because it has now become more difficult for migrants to obtain an invitation following expression of interests for the Skilled Independent visa as well as the Skilled Regional (provisional) visa should always be enhanced. Applicants are ranked by point score and the 100 people who have received the highest scores are...
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New approach to tackling labour shortages

A new program to tackle labour shortages in Victoria’s Great South Coast region has been officially launched in Warrnambool. The Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides an opportunity for regional employers to be endorsed to hire overseas workers for roles that cannot be filled by Australian residents. The...
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IT Professionals


The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date. The Global Talent Scheme was launched in July last year. The scheme, which sits under the Temporary Skills Shortage visa class, provides visas for “highly skilled and specialised positions that can’t be...
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Skills Assessment for trade occupations

Trades Recognition Australia has announced changes to the trade skills assessment process, including changes employment experience criteria and payment process for OSAP, TSS and TRS trade skills assessments. Trade Occupations A Trade Skills Assessment is an important part of the process when migrating to Australia. The assessment determines if you have...
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Regional Visas the Focus for New Government


Australia expects the number of temporary and permanent visas approved to increase in 2019 as more places are made available. Regional areas of Australia are crying out for workers and find it difficult to find residents or migrants who can fill those roles using current visa pathways. These new Regional Visas...
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Australia Tops Global List for Millionaire Migrants


There is an old saying;  When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  While America has previously been the leading destination for millionaires and budding entrepreneurs alike, Australia has recently overtaken the US as the preferred home for the migrating wealthy. In just over four years, Australia has attracted 35,000 new...
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Three Year Working Holiday Visas for Greek Migrants

You are probably already familiar with the Australian Working Holiday Visa and that it is normally a 12-month visa with the option to extend it if you do some regional work. As Australia and Greece have been working on a reciprocal work and holiday program, the Australian government has made a...
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New Regional Sponsorship Visas


Coming in November 2019 are three new regional visa subclasses to focus growth efforts in some of Australia’s regions. The great news is that these visas will likely provide many individuals with pathways to Permanent Residency that were previously not open to them and gaining permanent residency will allow you to...
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Skilled TSS 482 Visas

  This is a temporary 2-year work visa, which can be extended, and is a great way for people with the specified skills to live and work in Australia. There are two occupations lists which will affect the specific requirements you will need to meet as the  Short-Term Skilled Occupations List...
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New Sponsored Parent (Temp) Visa changes


While there are new three and five-year sponsored Parent Visas available for applicants, a limit of 15,000 of these visas will be available at any time. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have funds available for the duration of their stay and health insurance will be a requirement. There are...
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Job growth in Australia


There are likely to be around 886,000 more jobs by 2023 and the top industries for the expected jobs growth are in:       Health Care and Social Assistance Construction Education and Training Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Marketing and Advertising Hospitality (food preparation) Reasons for expected jobs growth include:...
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Regional Working Holiday Visa


Do you want to become eligible for a third-year working holiday visa? From July 1 applicants who complete at least 6 months of specified regional work while on their second year working holiday visa may be eligible to do so. And as previously advised, there will be increased emphasis on migration...
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Skilled Migration Advice Pays For Itself


Migration application fees are now so expensive that you could be risking losing $1000’s by completing your own application. For example, a ‘Partner or De Facto Spouse’ visa application costs over $7000 or a ‘Skilled Visa’ for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs over $7500. Whereas we will...
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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) and Skilled Employer Sponsored visas


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) and Skilled Employer Sponsored Visas will be introduced from in November 2019. These are points tested skilled assessment migration visas for regional areas of Australia (All of Adelaide is regional).     Successful applicants can apply for permanent residency after 3 years. A new permanent visa will...
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Visa Cancelled or Refused?


You may be subject to section 48 of the  Migration Act 1958  which imposes limitations if the applicant's substantive visa has been refused or cancelled while in Australia or the applicant does not currently hold a substantive visa. This provision (the s48 bar) prevents them from applying from most other Australian...
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International Student Visas


The  West Australian  reports that efforts to attract overseas students to Western Australia will benefit from the state government more than tripling its total investment in StudyPerth’s International Education Action Plan to $6.5 million. For more information and how you can take advantage of this pathway to permanent residency, see how...
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Queensland Skilled Immigration Program

Queensland has been accepting expressions of interest for a new migration scheme aimed at attracting graduates with Masters and PhD qualifications to live and work in the Sunshine State. The expressions of interest must be in by July 2019 so the window is closing fast. If you are looking for an...
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