If you wish to live and work in Australia, navigating our immigration system is enough to give anyone a headache!
There is nothing more stressful and unsettling when you cannot make certain plans or decisions about your home life or career until, you have your visa sorted. It’s one of life’s greatest frustrations!
There are a range of different visas that maybe available to suit your circumstances. For example, one of the ways you can become a permanent resident of Australia is to obtain a Partner Visa. If you are in a genuine relationship and have been living together for a year, you may be eligible for this type of visa. Once obtained, the Partner Visa gives you full working, living and medical rights in Australia. No more working only 20 hours a week on a student visa or being constrained to the types of work you do with the one employer. Whilst you don’t need to be married, you do need to be able to provide evidence that you are in a committed relationship to the exclusion of all others.
With the Australian immigration laws and policies changing on a weekly basis, it’s important to understand your options clearly so you can make dependable plans and avoid any costly mistakes with your visa application. The immigration system is unforgiving and will not refund any applications that do not strictly abide by Australian laws. In the awful event that your visa gets rejected, you’ve opened up an even bigger can of worms to navigate around! It’s best to work with a professional who can navigate you safely through the complicated immigration maze and avoid any potential issues.
Talk to our friendly immigration lawyer, Rebekah O’Sullivan, today to see if you may be eligible. We’d be delighted to assist you in calling Australia home – just so long as you have a healthy appetite for vegemite, thongs and the odd mozzie!