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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.

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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Continued Labour Shortages

There are expected to be severe labour shortages in Australia by the end of the next decade and a serious labour shortage which is expected to reach 2.3 million workers by the year 2030. A range of solutions to ensure Australia's future economic growth include boosting skills training, as well as...
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Family and Carer Visas

Family and Carer visas (previously scrapped) have been reactivated. Consequently it is now possible that thousands of Australian families will have a chance to reunite with relatives from around the world.” The four visas in this category now re-available are, Age Dependent Relative Visa, Remaining Relative Visa, Carer Visa and the...
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Family and Carer Visas

Family and Carer visas (previously scrapped) have been reactivated. Consequently it is now possible that thousands of Australian families will have a chance to reunite with relatives from around the world.”

The four visas in this category now re-available are, Age Dependent Relative Visa, Remaining Relative Visa, Carer Visa and the Aged Parent Visa so family reunion is now very much back in vogue. For specific advice contact us now.

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Student Enrolments Surge

The rate of overseas students in Australian educational institutions has grown by a massive 10% in the last year which is double the growth rate in the preceding 10 years. Indian and Chinese students continue to lead the way in new enrolments however Republic of Korea and Thailand follow. New stringent...
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Jobs in Demand and New Projects

3500 job vacancies will be required for one project alone at the Ichthys Gas Project near Darwin Australia. Thousands of other jobs like Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Riggers, Formworkers, Pipelayers and Welders are also in demand. And with Bricklayers, Wall and Floor tilers and Chefs been added to the ‘Skilled Occupations List’,...
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Permanent Partner Visa

The Department of Immigration will no longer issue permanent partner visa notifications by letter. Partners in Australia on a temporary De Facto Spouse or Partner visa will now be notified at the permanent processing stage by email.
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Expansion of Working Holiday Visa Program

Presently there are 19 countries on the Working Holiday Visa (WHV) list. These are Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Region, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom. However the Department of Immigration intends to...
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English Language Choices

Applicants for Australian visas will have more choice in English language testing. Soon applicants for a number of visas will have two additional tests to choose from when proving their English ability to the Immigration Department. Temporary graduate, Skilled, Work and Holiday are a few examples of visas subclasses which will...
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Streamlined Visa Processing

The Australian government proposes to extend streamlined visa processing arrangements to students enrolled in advanced diploma level courses at approved education providers.  The change is expected to be implemented by early 2015. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection believes that streamlining of the visa application process for advanced diploma courses...
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Skilled Visa Program

The 2014-15 migration program will mainly focus on The Skilled Stream, particularly on employer-sponsored visas. The Budget  allocates almost 70 per cent of the visas to skilled migrants in order to cope with Australia’s skills needs, including skills shortages in regions. With the reprioritisation towards employer-sponsored visas, employers will be assisted...
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