There be Pirates!

A look at dodgy, unqualified, and unregistered agents. Frauds and ripoffs are in all industries Migration and International Study are no exception. Following is a little advice to help you make the right decision on who to use when applying for that visa or following the student process. Using a Pirate for Migration Purposes is…

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Genuine Temporary Entrant

Part 1 – Things that go against you. Have you had an application for a Visa refused because the Case Officer is not satisfied that you are a Genuine Temporary Entrant? I see this all the time with Visitor and Student Visas. Despite that the Legislation does not say you can’t come here as a…

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Character Provisions don't apply to Refugees???

s501 of the Migration Act (CTH) is a piece of legislation that allows visas to be cancelled or refused based on a person’s character. The following article indicates that the character test does not apply to refugees. Most things I see in the news are wrong or misleading – this one will be interesting. https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/audio/character-test-used-to-deport-thousands-from-australia-doesn-t-apply-to-refugees-court

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Don't be hoodwinked by dodgy offshore agents

Immigration is complex, it is expensive, and it is very unforgiving. All Migration Agents and Lawyers who are qualified to give Immigration Advice are registered with MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) under the Department of Home Affairs. Unfortunately our industry is plagued by shonky and outright rip-off merchants. These people are not always overseas. If…

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