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Why You Need An Immigration Lawyer

You may be wondering why you need an immigration lawyer to lodge your visa or citizenship application. While you can handle this on your own, the Australian laws change constantly and only immigration lawyers have the most up-to-date information. 

Current and Extensive Knowledge

The Department of Home Affairs (previously known as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) continuously introducing new changes to visa requirements, updating the eligible skills list and changing the applications forms to reflect the new policies. 

As immigration lawyers with 24+ years experience, we not only have the knowledge but we also know how to strategically navigate the complex immigration system, which in turn saves you time and money. 

Ensure A Higher Rate Of Success

Any small mistake or incorrect information can lead to a refusal, which happens often. Any mistakes may delay your application, potentially cost you more money and possibly lead to a denial. Your application must be 100% accurate and complete – even 99% is not good enough. Allowing an immigration firm to handle your case means you have a team of qualified and expert lawyers who are will prepare your case and ensure that it meets all of the necessary requirements.

Determine The Best Strategy For You

Every individual has different circumstances such as education, age, health, family, criminal record and more which can affect an application. These circumstances are taken into consideration by the Department of Home Affairs.

An expert immigration lawyer will not only objective an assessment but provide the best strategy for your personal circumstance. We provide straightforward and clear advice about the required material needed to prepare and lodge your application. We provide an assessment within 24-hours and can let you know what steps you need to take to gain entry into Australia or stay here permanently. Just email your CV and the first page of your passport to richard@rslawyers.com.au to determine your eligibility. 

Contact Us Today

We are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and we stay abreast of law and policy changes issued by the Department of Home Affairs to ensure clients’ applications are professionally, expeditiously and successfully prepared for lodgement.  Learn more about our team here

If you or someone you know wants more information or needs help or advice, please contact Shakenovsky & Associates on +61 2 9299 0255.

Areas In The 491 Regional Migration Visa

You may be surprised to learn which new areas are included in the 491 Regional Migration Visa. Starting 16 November 2019 the areas included in the 491 regional migration visa are changing the definition of regional Australia, which can mean good news for you! 

The new definition of ‘regional’ for immigration purposes will open up Australian cities and regional zones, including two of the most exciting centres: Perth and the Gold Coast. As well as, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong, Illawarra, Geelong and Hobart. These areas will now be considered ‘cities and major regional centres’ opening up many new options for the dedicated 25,000 regional places and priority processing of 491 visa holders. The visa is a pathway to permanent residency in Australia once you’ve spent three years in the region. 

Another added bonus is the regional occupations list has more jobs available then the non-regional lists. 

Changes to Students Studying In Major Regional Centre

Are you a student looking to migrate to Australia? If you choose to study at a university located in cities and major regional centres you will only be eligible for one additional year on a post-study visa. Compared to students studying in other regional areas who will receive an additional two years. 

The visa application process can be confusing, difficult and costly. We have a brilliant success rate for immigration into Australia and we make the process as smooth possible. Contact us today to get started on your visa today! richard@rslawyers.com.au | +61 2 9299 0255