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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.

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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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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