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ASC Migration are Immigration Law Specialists. Our dedication to our clients guarantees that they will receive expert professional advice and assistance during every step in the immigration process.

Our understanding of migration law and regulations 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.

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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Australian Government supports 457 Visas and slashes red tape

The new Australian government has vowed to remove "union red tape" on 457 visas as business steps up its demands for the turn-around on the scheme designed to bring overseas skilled workers to Australia. In a closed-door speech yesterday, Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott advocated the dumping...
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Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

An ENS allows business owners to sponsor overseas workers, or those that are already employed in Australia on temporary visas, to live and work in Australia. The ENS contains three different "streams" or application pathways. The Temporary Residence Transition Stream is for people who already hold a Subclass 457 visa  ...
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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allow employers in regional or low population growth areas in Australia who have been unable to fill a skilled position from the local labour market to sponsor overseas workers and professionals.   Under the RSMS, employers can fill vacancies by nominating skilled workers and professionals...
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Permanent Employment Visa

Australian businesses can recruit skilled workers and professionals on permanent visas to fill full-time highly skilled positions which cannot be filled from the Australian labour market. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) allows employers to sponsor overseas workers and professionals for a permanent visa to work in Australia....
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Points Tested Migration

For points based skilled migration and business innovation and investment visa programs, you will be ranked according to the appropriate points test. You will be able to submit an EOI even if you do not meet the pass mark; however, you will not be invited to apply for a visa.  Meeting the...
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SkillSelect and Expression of Interest

If you want to migrate to Australia as a skilled migrant and you have the skills Australia needs you may need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the Department of Immigration’s SkillSelect system. If you are interested in the following visas, Skilled – Independent (Permanent) Visa Skilled – Nominated (Permanent) Visa Skilled – Regional...
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Skilled Nominated Visa

This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory in Australia, who can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and who can include certain family members in this visa application: You must; submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be nominated have an occupation...
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