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Can Section 48 Bar be Waived?

Definition of Section 48 Bar Section 48 of the Immigration Act imposes restrictions on whether a visa is refused or cancelled while in Australia. In particular, it prevents the applicant from applying for a separate visa or re-applying for a visa while in Australia. This process is known as the ‘Section 48’ bar and can Read more about Can Section 48 Bar be Waived?[…]

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How Can I apply for Australian Work Visas – Australian Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa | Subclass 186 ENS visa 186 is a permanent visa. It allows workers to stay in Australia permanently. There are three 186 visa streams: Direct entry stream: The worker must be selected by the Australian employer for the job on the approved list. Labour Agreement stream: 186 visa allows an authorized Read more about How Can I apply for Australian Work Visas – Australian Employer Sponsored Visas[…]

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NSW Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) Application Updates

NSW Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Provisional visa for skilled workers. The NSW Government may appoint suitable applicants who will commit to working in critical sectors in the New South Wales region. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows skilled migrants to live, study and work in designated regional areas for a Read more about NSW Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) Application Updates[…]

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Top 4 Australian Partner Visa Updates in 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing demand for partner visas. This has led to the Government of the State introducing many changes. Here’s what you need to know:   Estimated processing time for partner visas Below are the current processing times for partner visas: 100 – Partner Visa (Migrant) (subclass Read more about Top 4 Australian Partner Visa Updates in 2021[…]

The Pathway To Partner Visa

Partner Visa / Spouse Visa Some say home is where your heart is, whether it may be New Delhi, Brisbane, Mumbai, Melbourne, Chennai, or Sydney. But it may also be argued that there is no better to place to call home than that of the loving embrace of your Partner.  Are you currently in a Read more about The Pathway To Partner Visa[…]

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457 Visa Reform

457 Visa Reforms On 18 April 2017, breaking news were broadcasted all over Australian media about the abolishment of the 457 scheme, which is expected to take place in March 2018.  Overnight, the Skilled Occupation List and the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List were replaced with a new lists – the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills Read more about 457 Visa Reform[…]

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Tips On Choosing A Good Migration Agents

Lodging a permanent resident visa is a life changing decision for most people as the outcome of this effort can make a significant impact on their future quality of life. There it is crucial that applicants evaluate all options before engaging a good migration lawyer or agent. First  – The experience of Good Migration Agent Read more about Tips On Choosing A Good Migration Agents[…]

PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC

The process of applying for an Australian visa can be an understandably complicated procedure. Potential visa applicants need to be aware that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection considers the integrity of visa applications to be an extremely serious issue. The Public Interest Criteria (“PIC”) 4020 criterion – also referred to as the ‘integrity’ Read more about PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC[…]

Partner Visa – Family Violence Provisions

Domestic or family violence is not tolerated in Australia under any circumstances. The Australian Government provides free and confidential support services for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence in Australia regardless of their visa or immigration status. The Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) sets out specific provisions about family violence and its effect on applications for Read more about Partner Visa – Family Violence Provisions[…]

Partner Visa – Genuine relationship

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection allows Australian Citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their married or de facto partners on the basis of their genuine and ongoing relationship. Partner visas are generally processed in two stages in Australia. Sponsored applicants must hold a provisional visa, a Partner (Temporary) visa, Read more about Partner Visa – Genuine relationship[…]

COVID - 19 - Migration Guru Statement

Migration Guru is still very much open and serving its existing and new clients. To Minimise the impact due to COVID - 19 we request Clients to use Phone, Email and Video calls as means of primary contact and only come in where necessary. Migration Guru is taking all precautions to keep our staff and clients safe by implementing Social Distancing Measures as advised by the Australian Government.

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