Including Dependents On Your Visa Application
The Australian Government has introduced far reaching changes to the definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) for the purpose of most visa applications. There are now significant limitations on the class of persons that can be considered part of MoFU and hence be included in a visa application.
Character Assessment of Australian Sponsors of Partner Visa Applications
From 18 November 2016, Australian citizen and permanent resident Sponsors of Partner Visa and Prospective Marriage Visa applications (“a partner visa”), are subject to character testing. In line with current Australian Government strategies to reduce family violence in the Australian community, the new provisions have been introduced to prevent Australians who have committed a relevant offence from being able to sponsor someone for a partner visa.

Free Assessment

We provide free written advice (see below) on prospects of success in obtaining permanent residency under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Stream. For more information on GSM please click here.

The written advice:

  • Is personally prepared by one of our lawyers. It is not a computer-generated advice.
  • Includes a description of our professional services and fees
  • We may suggest other possible migration options to people who do not meet the Skilled Migration criteria

If you would like free advice on your prospects under the GSM stream, please click here to download Visa Lawyers Australia's Free Assessment Questionnaire and Visa Lawyers Australia will provide you with a free written advice on the best visa options for you.

Please note that while our initial advice is in writing and free, we do not provide ongoing free advice and commentary without a fee agreement.

On receiving your full and accurate answers to our questionnaire we will send you a free written opinion on your chances of a successful migration application. At this time, if we have assessed you as being eligible to apply, we will also provide you with a description of our services, our professional fees and other costs involved in applying for your visa.

If you wish to engage our services, we will then send you a fee agreement. This document provides you with a detailed explanation of the:

  • Services we will provide you
  • Costs involved in applying for your visa

We will ask you to sign the fee agreement and make an initial part payment before we proceed with your application.

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