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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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Student Visas – Making sure your application is “Decision Ready”

The student visa route is becoming one of the most popular methods of entering Australia. Where applicants are prepared to study, or further their current qualifications at an Australian tertiary institution, the pathway towards Permanent Residency is becoming an easier option to consider compared to some skilled or sponsored routes. One...
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Working Holiday Visa


Intentions are planned to boost the number of backpackers to Australia from the United Kingdom, France and Germany as working holiday-makers. This is one of a range of measures introduced to promote the working holiday visas. Last year the time limit restrictions on working holiday makers allowing them to spend more...
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Legislative changes for Partner visas & Parent visas

PARTNER VISAS: Since 2016, there has been a significant piece of legislation before Australia’s parliament, which has a consequential impact on Parent and Partner applicants.  The  Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016  has been passed by the Senate on 28 November 2018 which is the final step before the...
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Important news for Student Visa holders

Important Information for International Students, studying in Australia: Are you travelling offshore after completion of your course and before lodging your Subclass 485 visa? Note that 485 visas can only be lodged in Australia when you are physically present in Australia. It is an exciting time when you finish your studies...
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Do you have a trade, experience and would you like to move to Australia?

There are many in-demand trade occupations in Australia, which are eligible for a permanent visa. If you are keen to move Down Under, please ensure to read the following article: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2018/11/09/no-takers-thousands-australian-permanent-residency-visas?cid=trending  
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Australian Citizenship: Latest News

Another good reason why it is certainly not a waste of money to engage a Registered Migration Agent for the preparation of your Citizenship applications... https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2018/10/29/immigration-ministers-stern-warning-australian-citizenship-applicants?cx_navSource=related-side-cx&fbclid=IwAR0VIqboP1pcirVUQJL6eklGNpQZQhPace-thi5sLxRiZxB4rNEMAExBRWE#cxrecs_s        
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Studying in Australia

The prospect of studying in Australia for someone living overseas can be daunting. There is a myriad of things to consider from living arrangements, social changes, language barriers and of course, the qualification you are attempting to acquire itself. Studying in Australia from abroad is not a cheap exercise either with...
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Drastic Changes to Australia's Immigration Policies

As you may have already heard through various media outlets, Australia’s immigration policies are being overhauled. These changes may benefit some and prove a hindrance to others, however, the constant is that the Australian Government is making it far more difficult to enter, stay and become a Citizen of Australia. With the removal of 457 visas, RSMS visas and a reduction in the amount of professions on the skills list being reduced to 18 professional pathways, you can expect that those processing visas at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to be more focused on finding applications that do not meet the already strict criteria required to attain a visa. These changes can be viewed as a benefit to local workers while those looking to enter Australia as a skilled or sponsored worker are likely to feel more apprehensive about their chances of success.

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Skill Select Invitations



During the 2015-2016 year 29,366 invitations were issued under SkillSelect . These figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses as State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. In July 2016 there...
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Student Visa cancellations

According to the Department of Immigration, although the new 'Simplified Student Visa Framework' process intends to simplify a student application and its grant more quickly, this will also likely to lead to more cancellations. Student visas may be cancelled on various grounds, such as non or insufficient attendance and plagiarism. However,...
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Students and Visas

Australian universities produce about 9500 engineering graduates each year, but annual demand for engineers has ranged from 13,000 to 20,000 in the past decade. The peak body, which represents about 100,000 engineers, has been urging Australian state and federal governments for the past 25 years to adopt a national registration scheme,...
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BENEFIT FROM EMPLOYING AN AUSTRALIAN REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT

Your chances of success will increase because it’s not an easy process, as Australian Law is complex and gaining entry is not an easy task. Australian Registered Migration Agents know exactly what is wanted and needed for a potentially quicker visa approval. By law they need to be familiar with a...
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Incomplete subclass 457 applications

The Department of Immigration has warned that 457 applications including sponsorship, nomination and the visa application must be decision-ready or risk refusal. This means an application could be refused the very next working day, after lodgement. As with all applications we strongly recommend you engage the services of an Australian registered...
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Business Migration in Australia

There are certain dynamics of the Australian market that make it an ideal place to start a business. The chances of an innovative business idea working in Australia are high. When considering starting a business in Australia, or to migrate to the country as the owner of a business or investor,...
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Partner Visas

Partner visas were a quarter of total immigrant intake in Australia last year as almost 50,000 people got visas as brides, grooms, fiancés etc, China accounted for 5,366 visas, followed by India (5,175), Britain (4,339), the Philippines (3,331), and Vietnam (2,832). As partner visa applications now cost almost $7000 a simple...
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Skill Select Invitation Round - September

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 - 2300 Skilled Regional Sponsored Subclass 489 – 80 Please note the following: Those with the highest ranked points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa, but for those with equal points scores, the time at which they lodged an eligible application will determine the...
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World's Most Liveable City

Melbourne has topped 140 rivals to be crowned the world's most liveable city 4 years in a row since 2011. And as a further confirmation of Australia's fantastic cities and lifestyle, 3 more of them made it onto the top 10. 
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Working Holiday Visas For Spain

Spain has become the 11th country to be added to Australia's working holiday visa program which will allow young Spaniards to engage in short-term work and study. An agreement has been signed which will also allow young Australians to experience the vibrancy of Spain's culture as a result of this new...
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Successful Australian Immigrants

Former Vietnam refugee Hieu Van Le is the new governor of South Australia. 37 years ago he fled war-torn Vietnam with his partner, moved to South Australia and has been contributing to that State ever since. Hieu Van forged a career as a very successful accountant and his office is filled...
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Work and Holiday Visas - Further Expansion

Australia's Working Holiday Maker visa program grew by close to 16% last year with the grant of over 258,000 visas. The latest country which will enter into an agreement with Australia is Israel. This type of visa can be a popular stepping stone to the subclass 457 visa and subsequently to...
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