Our specialist Migration Services team provides in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging experience to both business and individual clients needing advice about, and assistance with, Australian visas.
We can also assist with enquiries about visa requirements for Australians seeking visas for other countries. Our team is set up to act quickly on these matters on our clients’ behalf, handling the complexities of paper work and communications with relevant authorities to ensure that the visa process runs as smoothly as possible.
- Advising and assisting Australian and overseas businesses seeking to bring into Australia skilled overseas personnel to work, train, take part in exchange programs or conduct academic research.
- Advising businesses in relation to the requirements for sponsorship and nomination, eligibility of their employees for temporary or permanent migration, and providing advice in relation to ongoing compliance with sponsorship obligations.
- Advising individual clients in Australia and overseas of their options for migration to Australia. These options can include applying for visas under Australia’s employer-sponsored, skilled, family, business migration, student or visitor provisions.
- Assisting clients who already hold a visa to obtain Australian permanent residence, including applications for resident return visas, and advice in relation to requirements for Australian citizenship.
- Advising and assisting clients seeking review of migration and citizenship decisions. This includes merits review of decisions in the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT), and Administrative Appeals Tribunals (AAT) as well as advice in relation to the availability of judicial review in Federal jurisdictions.
Thinking| 06 Apr 2020
The Australian Government introduced a new visa to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic on 4 April 2020. Known as Subclass 408, this visa allows foreign nationals who have temporary residence status to continue remaining in Australia because of the Covid-19 situation
Thinking| 20 Mar 2020
The Federal Government has just announced a travel ban to begin from 9 pm on Friday, 20 March 2020. Once in place, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their family members (spouse, de facto partner, children) will be allowed entry. They are expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.
Thinking| 18 Mar 2020
As most are aware, the Australian Government has barred individuals who are physically in China, South Korea, Iran and Italy from entering Australia. Our migration team outlines the impact of this bar on re-entry and other visa considerations.
Thinking| 12 Feb 2020
Hall & Wilcox’s Head of Migration Kristopher Kunasingam joins forces with Mills & Reeve’s Head of Immigration Alex Russell to explore what the UK Government can learn from Australia when designing its post-Brexit immigration regime.