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.

Information Seminars and Presentations

Throughout the year our Principal Solicitor, Aristotle, presents free seminars to members of the public interested in obtaining Australian visas. You are invited to attend one of our presentations listed below.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

To register, please send an email to with the date and city where you would like to attend.

Upcoming Presentations

Topic Location Date Time
General Skilled Migration Visas and
Employer Sponsored Options 
Sydney  2 March 2017 13h30 - 14h30
General Skilled Migration Visas and
Employer Sponsored Options 
15 March 2017
12h30 - 13h30
General Skilled Migration Visas 
Employer Sponsored Options
Sydney TBD
 General Skilled Migration Visas and Employer Sponsored Options  Wollongong 9 August 2017 12h30 - 13h30
General Skilled Migration Visas and Employer Sponsored Options  Sydney  TBD TBD
 General Skilled Migration Visas and Employer Sponsored Options Wollongong 18 October 2017  12h30 - 13h30

Request a Presentation

We regularly present to:

  • Employers
  • Companies – both public and private
  • Law firms
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Educational institutions, including universities and private colleges
  • Industry groups
  • Student organisations
  • Groups of individuals and associations

We have presented throughout Australia and overseas.

We frequently give presentations covering and concerning different areas of immigration law, including the following:

  • General Skilled Migration
  • Business Visas
  • Employer Sponsored Options
  • Partner Visa Applications
  • Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework
  • Standard Business Sponsors and ways of complying with their obligations

If you would like us to give a presentation to your company or educational institution please contact us.