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.

Business Skills Visas

The business skills stream encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and operate or develop existing or new businesses.

We have assisted business migrants who operate in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Farming and agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Education
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Other catering and hospitality businesses
  • All types of Franchise systems

The business skills stream can be an extremely complex process as it generally involves the following bodies:

  • State or Territory governments
  • Tax authorities
  • Business Brokers
  • Business Consultants
  • Franchisors
  • Licensing Authorities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Immigration Department

As legal professionals, we aim to achieve the desired outcome for you and your business by coordinating and project-managing all aspects of the application process. This includes:

  • Handling all aspects of the migration application process
  • Reviewing and advising on business plans
  • Preparing all licensing and corporate registration documents for lodgement
  • Working with government agencies and departments to obtain approvals 
  • Advising on business structure in order to best meet second-stage permanent residency requirements
  • Leasing
  • Business acquisition
  • Franchising and franchise purchases 
  • Property purchases 
  • Employment contracts

Contact Us for assistance

The visa options in this category are:


Updated 17 September 2010.