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.

Our Clients - Individuals

We have extensive experience in addressing the wide ranging needs of a very diverse client base in Australia and around the world. Our clients include:

  • Individuals
  • Business people
  • Families – including parents, children and other family members
  • Couples – married, de facto and same sex

Our Clients - Corporate

We routinely assist corporate clients who wish to sponsor and employ people to work and live in Australia. While most of our corporate clients are Australian-based, we also assist overseas organisations that have Australian operations and those wishing to operate in Australia.

Both private and public organisations may be eligible to sponsor and employ foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis. Clients that we have assisted include:

  • Architectural firms
  • Building and construction companies
  • Computer and information technology companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Health and aged care providers
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment and commercial banks
  • Law firms – requiring immigration and citizenship assistance for their clients
  • Management consulting firms
  • Private equity firms
  • Start-up companies and firms
  • Universities and other education providers