Migration Agent in Brisbane
In Australia, only registered Migration Agents can legally provide immigration assistance. Our Registered Migration Agents are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and are listed on the Register of Migration Agents. Our Migration Agent in Singapore has sound knowledge of the Migration Act, Migration Regulations, and other legislation relating to migration procedure and will provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and provide you with your visa options.
REASONS TO USE A REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT
A Registered Migration Agent:
- Has sound working knowledge of the Migration Act, Migration Regulations, and other legislation relating to migration procedure. Therefore, you can be assured you will be provided with accurate and timely advice.
- Is governed by the Migration Agents Code of Conduct.
- Can offer you various visa options and recommend most suitable pathway for you.
- Provide you with a frank, honest and candid opinion about your chances of success.
- Assist you with complex issues that may be unique to your case.
- Present you with a Consumer Agreement, a Quote of Service and a Written Agreement stating the scope of their duties.
- Ensure that all required documents for your application are in order and certify them for you if required.
- Help you to lodge a well prepared application, which may make it easier and faster for the Department of Home Affairs to reach a decision.
- Provide advice for any ministerial intervention, tribunal or appeal options if required.
- Follow up with any requests from the Department of Home Affairs and keep you informed of any correspondence and updates during the processing process.
Many of our clients who decide to migrate to Australia will invest or establish a business in Brisbane. Some of them also decide to take over an existing business in Australia. In this situation, they can apply for a Business visa under Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Programme.
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) allows you to:
- Business Innovation Stream: own and manage a business in Australia
- The Investor Stream / the Significant Investor Stream / the Premium Investor Stream: conduct business and investment activity in Australia
- Entrepreneur Stream: undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 888)
The Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) allows you to:
- Business Innovation Stream: continue to own and manage a business in Australia
- The Investor Stream / the Significant Investor Stream / the Premium Investor Stream: continue business and investment activity in Australia
- Entrepreneur Stream: continue entrepreneurial activity in Australia
Skilled Migration is another popular pathway for migrants. The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-tested) stream allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident and apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible. You can also include your partner and your or your partner’s child or step-child in your application.
To be eligible to apply for the visa, you must:
- Have a relevant occupation listed above or on the list of eligible skilled occupations
- Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- You need to contact the relevant assessing authority to obtain a skills assessment that shows that you have the skills and qualifications to work in your nominated occupation. In almost all cases, you will need to have university or trade qualifications in order to receive a positive assessment of your skills.
- Meet the points test pass mark of 65 points
- You can use the points table to calculate your score
- Achieving 65 points does not guarantee that you will be invited. You will be ranked against other intending applicants and generally, applicants with a higher score will be invited to apply for the visa first.
- Be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation
- Have competent English
- You must have achieved a score of at least 6 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS). There are also other acceptable English proficiency tests that you can sit for. The test must be undertaken in the 3 years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
- Meet the health requirement
- To meet this requirement, you will be requested to go for a health check.
- Be of good character
- To meet this requirement, you will need to provide police certificates from countries that you have lived in. You may also need to provide additional documents.
- Be invited by the Department of Home Affairs to apply
TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA
The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) is a way for overseas skilled workers to work in Australia for up to 4 years. This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian. It facilitates targeted use of overseas workers to address temporary skill shortages, while ensuring that Australian workers get priority. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor under one of three streams:
- The Short-Term stream – an employer wishes to sponsor you as an overseas skilled worker on a temporary basis only in occupations listed on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL). It can be used to fill positions for a maximum of 2 years or 4 years if an International Trade Obligation applies.
- The Medium-Term stream – an employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas skilled worker) for period of up to 4 years in occupations listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL).
- The Labour Agreement stream – an employer wishes to sponsor you (as an overseas worker) and has entered into a labour agreement with the Department.
If you are interested to explore applying for a visa to work and live in Australia, contact our Registered Migration Agent in Brisbane. We will perform a personalised FREE Assessment and direct you to apply for the most suitable visa subclass based on your circumstances.