• MIGRATION & VISA SERVICE

    We have rich experience in applying these visas

    Skilled Permanent Migration

    Visa 189, 190, 489, etc.

    Employer Sponsored Migration

    Visa 186, 187, 482, etc.

    Business Innovation & Investment

    Visa 132, 188ABC, 888ABC, etc.

    Partner Visa (Onshore & Offshore)

    Visa 309, 300, 820, etc.

    Parent & Aged Dependent Visa

    Visa 103, 173, 884, etc.

    Child & Adoption Visa

    Visa 101,102,802, etc.

    Resident Return Visa

    Visa 155, Visa 157

    Visitor, Student, Work Visa, etc

    Visa 500, 590, 600, 485,400, 462, etc

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    We care about more than your education, but your future

    Migration-Readiness

    A tonic of refreshment to the skills of any IT/Engineering/Accounting graduate, PY Program trains the candidate as per the company culture which later makes them comfortable of any company’s environment in Australia.

    Student Healthcare

    Concerning healthcare, getting an OSHC for Australia is as important as it gets. Compare and buy between different confusing OSHC plans and know what you pay for, get on the spot quotes etc. depending on the type of your visa cover.

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    PTE PLUS is online cloud based platform which offers real-time test experience. It is rich with resourceful material and number of Scored & Unscored test to help you get desire score.

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    Cindy Yu

    Regional Sponsored Migration

    Visa 187 (Queensland)

    Appointing AIMS to act as our migration agents has meant that we have had expert advice and guidance throughout our development in Australia, often complicated and stressful. I honesty believe that it's the best money we have ever spent!

    Rocky Wu

    Employer Nomination Migration

    Visa 186(Victoria)

    Thank for all your help with my 186 application. I am extremely excited to have been given the opportunity. Your expertise has been invaluable in the process. To have the visa granted in such a short time has been a dream come true for us.

     

     

    Michael Sun

    Skill Nominated Migration

    Visa 190(New South Wales)

    I can’t imagine myself being where I am now without the help of AIMS team. It is more than just a stepping stone to get ahead, the exceptional services they provided me from education to migration, allow me to pursue the career field I liked the most in Australia.

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  • The various visas available via the Skilled Migration pathway are:

    • Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa
    • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
    • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

    Applying for a General Skilled Migration visa has a number of steps depending on the subclass of visa.

     

    First Step

    Assessing your eligibility in regards to your qualifications, work experience, English level and other factors. General Skilled Migration (GSM) is based on a points test with points being awarded for:

    • Age
    • English Ability
    • Skilled Employment Experience
    • Qualifications
    • If you have studied in Australia
    • If you have completed a specialist education qualification
    • If you are accredited in a community language, studied in regional Australia, have completed a professional year program or your partner has skills required by Australia

    Second Step

    Performing a Skills Assessment. A skills assessment is an independant assessment by the appropriate authority licensed to determine your qualifications and or employment history to assess if they are comparable to the Australain standards in your chosen occupation.

     

    Third Step

    Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) via SkillSelect. An Expression of Interest is an online system that determines your suitability for migration to Australia. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is not a visa application and no associated bridging visas are granted with the application.

     

    Fourth Step

    Applying for State/Territory Nomination (if applicable). If you are applying for a State/Territory nominated visa, you must apply for a nomination from that Australian State/Territory. Each State/Territory has its own nomination requirements that must be met.

     

    Fifth Ste

    Applying for your skilled visa. If you have received an invitation via SkillSelect you are then able to apply for your visa. If you are in Australia at time of application, you may be eligible for a Bridging Visa to allow you to remain in Australia lawfully past the expiry of your current/previous visa and until the skilled visa application is finalised.

     

     

    Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa Application

     

    The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a permanent visa that enables an applicant to secure permanent residency in Australia on their own individual merits.

     

    Unlike the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa, there is no nomination required by a state or a family member.

    It is a points-tested visa meaning that you must score a minimum of 65 points to be eligible to receive an invitation by the Department of Home Affairs. However, due to the competitive nature of this visa subclass, scoring 65 points will not guarantee you an invitation by the Department.

     

    Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect

    To be able to apply for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Home Affairs and be invited through SkillSelect.

     

    The Department will automatically invite the highest scoring applicants in their pool of candidates and you if you are invited, you will have 60 days to lodge your visa application.

     

    What is the visa criteria for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa?

     

    • Lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited by the Department
    • Achieve at least 65 points on the points test
    • Be at least 18 years and old and not older than 44 years old
    • Achieve a positive skills assessment in an occupation on the relevant occupation list
    • Possess at least Competent English or higher
    • Meet the health and character requirements

    What is the process to apply for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa?

    1. You must obtain a skills assessment in your relevant occupation and complete your English language test
    2. You must then lodge an Expression of Interest with the Department of Home Affairs through SkillSelect
    3. You must wait to receive an invitation via SkillSelect
    4. Apply for your visa application within 60 days of receiving an invitation via SkillSelect

    Next steps?

    ONE STEP AIMS Migration is well placed to assist you with all stages of applying for Permanent Residency via the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa which include but are not limited to:

    • Undertaking a thorough assessment of your matter to maximise your potential points score
    • Assisting with the Skills Assessment process and obtaining a positive skills assessment
    • Preparing your Expression of Interest, receiving your invitation and lodging your visa application
    • Including any dependant applicants as part of your application
    • Managing the issuance of your bridging visas
    • Getting you the visa grant!

     

     

    Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

     

    The Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa is a permanent visa which requires nomination by a State or Territory Government of Australia. It is an application that must be made via the Department’s SkillSelect system.

     

    You must apply via SkillSelect

    To apply for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa you are required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be invited by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection to apply for the visa.

     

    After you have received an invitation to apply for the skilled visa you must lodge your application within 60 days. Invitations issued by SkillSelect are only valid for 60 days until they expire and are no longer valid.

     

    Meeting the Criteria for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

    You must lodge an Expression of Interest and be invited to apply for the visa from the Australian Government. You then must also be nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government as per the guidelines required in each state. You must achieve at least 60 points in the Skilled Migration Points test and be aged between 18 and 49.

     

    A skills assessment is also required for this visa, and your occupation must be assessed by the relevant skill assessing authority as per the occupation list.

     

    You must also have at least ‘Competent English’ or higher and meet health and character requirements.

     

    How to receive a nomination from an Australian State or Territory Government?

    Each state and territory in Australia has a list of occupations that are in demand as per the findings and recommendations of that Government. Some occupations require further requirements to be met such as a higher English language ability, certain amount of work experience, a job offer, or specialised skills.

     

    If you are confident that you meet the requirements for the Nomination from an Australian state or territory you then can apply for a nomination from that State or Territory.

     

    Can I apply outside Australia?

    You can apply for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa in Australia or outside Australia however, if applying in Australia you must be the holder of a substantive visa.

     

     

    Subclass 489 Regional Sponsored Visa

     

    Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

    The subclass 489 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme is a provisional visa that provides applicants with a two step pathway to Australian permanent residency.

     

    Similarly to General Skilled Migration (GSM) prospective applicants are required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for the subclass 489 visa.

     

    The subclass 489 visa allows skilled applicants to live and work in specific areas in Australia for up to four years. The specific area’s in which the applicant must reside is dependent on whether the applicant has been nominated by an Australian state or territory or if the applicant was sponsored from an eligible family member living in that specific region.

     

    State or Territory Nomination

    For applicants that are nominated by a state or territory government, they must live in a low population area or regional area of Australia while the holder of a subclass 489 visa.

     

    Sponsored by Eligible Family Members

    Applicants that are sponsored by a family members must life in a designated area in Australia.

     

    Am I eligible to apply for a subclass 489 visa?

    • By being nominated by an Australian state or territory
    • By being sponsored by an eligible relative that is living in a designated area of Australia

    Regardless of the pathway you choose or are eligible for, they are both pathways to permanent residency once the criteria of the subclass 887 permanent residency visa is met.

     

     

    Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)

     

    Applying for a Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) as the holder of a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

    If you have complied with all the conditions that were applicable to your subclass 489 visa, you may be eligible to apply for a subclass 887 permanent residence (PR) visa. Once you are granted a subclass 887 visa, you are then able to live and work anywhere in Australia as the holder of this visa.

     

    Am I eligible for the Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) visa?

    • have lived for at east two years in the area specified in your subclass 489 visa; and
    • have worked full time for 12 months in an area specified in your subclass 489 visa.

     

    Next steps?

    ONE STEP AIMS Migration can make your Skilled Regional Migration Scheme visa application(s) simple and stress-free. Our experts are available on call to assist you with the entire process.

     

    If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our experts for more information on Australian visas get in touch with ONE STEP AIMS Migration today.

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)

     

    The Employer Nomination Scheme visa subclass is for skilled workers that are currently residing outside of Australia, or for skilled migrants who are currently living and working in Australia and are offered permanent employment by an employer.

     

    Only occupations that are listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are eligible for sponsorship via the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186).

     

    This visa subclass has three streams:

    • The Temporary Residence Transition Stream – this is for TSS visa holders who have worked with their employer under a TSS Visa for a minimum of two years or three (depending on your circumstances) and has been offered permanent employment.
    • The Direct Entry Stream – this is for people who have never, or only for a short time, worked in Australia. This visa allows a company to sponsor them as a permanent employee of their business.
    • The Agreement stream – this stream if for people being sponsored by their employer via a labour agreement or regional migration agreement.

    The Employer Nomination Scheme visa has two stages

     

    First Stage – The Employer lodges a nomination for the applicant to work in their company, the nomination will include a specified occupation that is listed on the relevant legislative instrument, the terms and conditions of employment, and the businesses genuine need for the employee.

     

    Second Stage – The Nominee then lodges an application for a visa to work permanently in the company they have been sponsored by.

     

     

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMSSubclass 187)

     

    For temporary residents in Australia, or for applicants that are outside Australia and intend on working and living in the regional areas of Australia may be eligible for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187).

     

    ONE STEP AIMS Migration provides specialised strategy and advice to both employers and applicants considering pursuing the RSMS visa pathway.

     

    Once a visa has been granted under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, the visa holder and any additional applicants are required to live and work in various regional areas of Australia.

     

    In general, regional Australia is considered to be any area of Australia other than Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle, Wollongong, Brisbane or Gold Coast however specific postcodes do apply for eligible areas. This visa is a three-step process and allows visa holders to work in Regional Australia and gain permanent residency.

     

    Similarly to the subclass 186 programme, this visa has three streams

    • The Temporary Residence Transition Stream – this is for subclass 457/TSS visa holders who have worked with their employer in a regional area for a minimum of two years and have been offered permanent employment with the business.
    • The Direct Entry Stream – this is for people who have never, or only for a short time, worked in Australia. It allows a business to sponsor the applicant as a permanent employee of their business.
    • The Agreement Stream – this stream is for people being sponsored by their employer via a labour agreement, or regional migration agreement.

    Each of the streams have their own specific criteria, depending on the application being assessed.

     

    An overview of the three stage process

     

    1. Certification of the position by a Regional Certifying Body (RCB)

    This step involves making an application to a certifying body to establish that the local market cannot fill the position, the position has been available for a minimum period of at least two years, it is a genuine permanent position, the terms and conditions of employment are in line with the industrial and fair work laws, an employment contract has been created.

     

    There are specific Regional Certifying Bodies for each regional area of Australia that must be applied to.

     

    2. Employer Nomination Application

    Once the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) has approved the position the employer must make a Nomination application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for their approval.

     

    The Department will ensure the criteria for the nomination is met including but not limited to, the position being sponsored by a lawfully operating business in regional Australia, the position being nominated is genuine, the position is full time and ongoing for at least two years and that the terms and conditions of employment are no less favourable to those that would be offered to an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident.

     

    The occupation being nominated must be on the MLTSSL or Regional Occupation List (ROL).

     

    3. Subclass 187 Visa Application

    A visa application must be then lodged to allow the skilled worker to be granted the visa to work in the nominated position. The Department will again ensure that all the criteria is met for the visa application including but not limited to, the applicant is applying to live and work in a regional area of Australia, the applicant has been nominated by an eligible regional employer, the applicant is under 45 years of age, obtains the relevant English language requirements and has the skills or qualifications required to undertake the position.

     

    It is important to also note that if the visa is granted, the visa holder must remain in the nominated position for at least two years to avoid a visa cancellation. In some instances, if the applicant ceases employment but can show evidence that they have made a genuine effort to maintain their employment a visa cancellation can be avoided.

     

    What are the conditions on an RSMS visa?

    Once you have been granted a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (Subclass 187) visa, the visa may be cancelled if the employee cannot show a genuine effort to start and maintain their employment with the sponsoring employer for the entire two year period.

     

    In certain circumstances, if the employer terminates their position prior to the two year period, exemptions to a visa cancellation may apply.

  • What does the Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188) let me do?

    Individuals that have a successful business or investing career have a range of options to secure permanent residency in Australia through the Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188).

    Applicants are able to include their family members in their application, who will be given full work and study rights in Australia.

     

    The Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa, is the first step towards permanent residency for applicants. Applicants that have continued to own and manage their business, or investment activities after holding their business innovation and investment (subclass 188) visa may be eligible to apply for this. The amount of time that the Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa must be held is dependant on the stream the applicant has applied for and has been detailed in the information below.

     

    The visa is made up of five streams

    • Business Innovation Stream – for people with proven experience and skills in business who are seeking to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. These applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government and have a range of requirements such as scoring at least 65 on the points test, have had an ownership or interest in an established business that has had a turnover of at least A$500,000 in two of the four fiscal years before being invited to apply for the visa, own at least 5 per cent of the business if the business has a turnover of less than A$400,000 per year, or 30 percent, if the business has a turnover of A$400,000 or more per year, or at least 10 percent if the business is a publicly listed company. Applicants must also have total net business and personal assets of at least A$800,000 that have been legally acquired and are available for transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted. You must own and operate the business in Australia for at least 2 years to be eligible for the Subclass 888 visa.

     

    • Investor Stream – this is for people who make a designated investment of at least A$1.5million in an Australian state or territory and must maintain their business and investment activity in Australia. The requirements include scoring at least 65 on the points test, have a high level of management skill in relation to the eligible investment or business activity, have at least three years experience in the direct management of one or more qualifying businesses or investments, have an overall successful business or investment career, and show a genuine and realistic commitment to continuing your business and investment activity in Australia after the original investment has matured. Applicants must also provide evidence that for at least one of the five fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have directly managed one of the following: (a) a qualifying business in which you, your partner or you and your partner combined had at least 10% ownership interest, or (b) eligible investments owned by you, your partner or you and your partner combined of at least AUD$1.5million, during the two fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have legally acquired net business, investment and personal assets of at least AUD$2.25 million that are available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted, make a designated investment of at least AUD$1.5 million in a state or territory government security using unencumbered funds accumulated from qualifying businesses or eligible investments and be prepared to hold that investment for at least four years from date of issue in your nominating state or territory and have had no involvement in unacceptable activities. You must have held the designated investment of A$1.5million for at least 4 years to be eligible for the Subclass 888 visa.

     

    • Significant Investor Stream – this is for people that are willing and able to invest at least A$5million into complying significant investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activities in Australia. Applicants are able to be nominated by a state or territory government or by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government. Applicants must have at least A$5million of net assets that have been legally acquired, unencumbered and are available for transfer to Australia. Applicants must reside in the state or territory who nominated them, continue the business and investment activity in Australia after the conclusion of the provisional visa, and live in Australia for at least 40 days per year for the duration of the provision visa, or for your spouse to live for at least 180 days per year for the duration of your provisional visa. You must have held the complying investment of A$5million for at least four years to be eligible to apply for the Subclass 888 visa.

     

    • Premium Investor Stream – this is for people that are willing and able to make an investment of at least A$15million into complying premium investments in Australia and wish to maintain their business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants are required to be nominated by Austrade. Applicants via the Premium Investor Stream must make a complying investment of A$15million in; Australian securities exchange listed assets, Australian government or semi-government bonds or notes, corporate bonds or notes issued by an Australian exchange listed entity or investment grade rated Australian corporate bonds or notes rated by an AFS licensed debt rating agency, Australian propriety limited companies, Real properly in Australia excluding residential property, deferred annuities issued by Australian registered life companies, state or territory government approved philanthropic contributions. You must have held the complying premium investment of A$15million for at least one year to be eligible to apply for the Subclass 188 visa.

     

    • Entrepreneur Stream – this is for people who have received funding from a third party for at least A$200,000 to undertake a complying entrepreneur activity that is anticipated to lead to either the commercialisation of a product or service in Australia or the development of a business in Australia.  Applicants must be under 55 years of age (however in some circumstances a state or territory can waive this requirement if they believe your proposed entrepreneur activity will be of exceptional economic benefit to the nominating state or territory), have competent English, and be undertaking or proposing to undertake a complying entrepreneur activity in Australia and have a genuine intention to continue this activity. Funding must be from a Commonwealth Government agency, a State or Territory Government, a Publicly Funded Research Organisation, a Investor registered as an Australian Venture Capital Limited Partnership or Early State Venture Capital Limited Partnership, or by a Specified Higher Education Provider.

     

    What are the benefits of the visa?

     

    The Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188) has a range of benefits for people considering establishing a business or investing in Australia. The Subclass 188 visa allows holders of the visa to travel in and out of Australia as much as they wish while the visa is valid, include your family members in your application to come to Australia with you whom will receive full work and study rights, and establish a clear pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

     

    It is also possible to extend your visa for a further two years if you have applied and been granted the Subclass 188 visa under the Business Innovation stream. The renewal application allows you to continue running and managing your business in Australia until you are ready and eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in Australia.

     

    Next steps?

     

    Our team of expert Registered Migration Agents have assisted many clients secure the Business Innovation and Investment visa from all over the world. Having vast experience on the complying investments, state or territory nomination and visa requirements is a vital key when making the decision to invest in Australia.

     

    If you would like to further discuss your possibilities of establishing a business or investing in Australia, please contact us for a confidential consultation.

     

    We work with a range of business affiliates who can assist you and your family with your relocation requirements such as school and college enrolments and admissions, financial services advice, and other related services.

  • If you are in a relationship with a person who is not a permanent resident in Australia, you may be able to sponsor them to live with you in Australia as your partner permanently.

     

    As an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen you may be able to choose one of the following pathways to sponsor your partner to come to Australia, remain in Australia and live and work permanently in Australia.

     

    You may be eligible to apply for one of the following three pathways depending on your situation.

     

     

    Partner Visa (Subclasses 820 & 801)

     

    The Partner Visa (Subclasses 820 & 801) are for applicants applying onshore. If you are married or in a de facto relationship with your partner you may be eligible to apply for this visa.

     

    For de facto applicants, you need to provide evidence of being in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months, or you can register your relationship with your relevant state or territory to waive this requirement.

    For married applicants, you need to satisfy the genuine relationship requirement by providing evidence you are in a genuine and continuing relationship.

     

     

    Partner visa (Subclass 309 & 100)

     

    The Partner (Provisional) visa (Subclass 309) & Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 100) is for applicant’s whom are applying from overseas.

     

    If you are in a de facto relationship and your partner is overseas they are then able to apply for a partner visa from outside of Australia

     

    Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

     

    The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) allows an applicant to travel to Australia to marry their prospective spouse.


    After this visa is granted the visa holder has up to nine months to get married – they can get married in Australia or overseas.

     

    Once married, the visa holder must then then apply for a Partner Visa (subclasses 820 & 801) within nine months of arriving in Australia at a reduced visa application charge.

     

  • The Australian visa system has six classes of visas that people may be eligible to apply for if they are wanting to assist their parents to migrate to Australia. Currently, there are two options for Parents wanting to be sponsored by their children to live in Australia.

     

    Option 1 – Apply for an Aged Parent visa (subclass 804) or Parent visa (subclass 103)

     

    This option has a very long waiting period for the visas to be processed, the Department of Immigration & Border Protection is currently advising that it could take up to 30 years for one of the above visas to be granted.

     

    Option 2 – Apply for Contributory parent visa (subclass 143) Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) to save more time.

    Or apply for a Contributory (temporary) Parent visa (subclass 173) or Contributory (temporary) Aged Parent visa (subclass 884)

     

    When applying for visa 173 or visa 884, it is a two stage process. If the requirements are met, you will be issued with your temporary visa and will then have two years to apply for your corresponding permanent visa.

     

    The permanent visa’s are the Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) and the Contributory parent visa (subclass 143) depending on the age requirements.

     

    What is the difference between the aged parent visas, and the parent visas?

     

    Depending on the age of the applicants, they will need to apply for a visa in respect to their current age. To be eligible to apply for an aged parent visa, you will need to be eligible for the ‘Aged Pension’ in Australia.

     

    What are the requirements?

    • You must have a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is willing to sponsor you
    • Your child must of been lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years
    • Meet the age requirements as set out by the regulations
    • Meet the balance of family test
    • Meet health and character requirements
     

    What is the balance of family test?

     

    In order to be eligible to apply for any parent visa, you will need to be able to prove that you satisfy the balance of family test.

     

    The balance of family test is used by the Australian government to measure your connection and ties to Australia.

    You meet the balance of family test requirement if you either:

    • Have at least half (or 50%) of your children that live permanently in Australia
    • More of your children live in Australia permanently than in any other country.

     

    Please note: you and your partners children are included in the test which includes step children and adopted children.

     

  • Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million?

     

    This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has 7 of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

     

    These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination.

     

    With more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.

     

    Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, Arts & Social Sciences, Technology, Physics and Engineering, etc.

     

    In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.

     

    Work Opportunities for Students

    Working while studying is one of the major reasons why a large number of international students choose Australia as their study destination. The Australian Immigration system provides international students on a student visa a chance to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during semesters and unrestricted hours during semester breaks.

     

    However, before applying for work, international students need to visit the Australian Taxation Office to get a TFN (Taxation File Number). The process including submitting few details like name, current address, date of birth along with the date of arrival in Australia, passport and proof of enrolment.

     

    Qualifications

    Fee (In AUD/year)

    School

    A$7,800 to A$30,000

    Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)

    A$4,000 to A$22,000

    English language studies

    Approximate A$300 per week depending on course length

    Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

    A$15,000 to A$33,000

    Postgraduate Master’s Degree

    A$20,000 to A$37,000

    Doctoral Degree

    A$14,000 to A$37,000

     

    Accommodation Expense

    First Child

    A$3,720/year

    Second Child

    A$2,790/Year

    Dependents

    A$6,515/year

    Hostels and guesthouses

    A$80 to A$135 a week

    Shared rentals and On-Campus Accommodation

    A$70 to A$250 a week

    Homestay

    A$110 to A$270 a week

    Return Air Travel

    A$2,000/head

     

    Weekly Expense

    Groceries or eating out

    A$80 to A$200

    Gas and Electricity

    A$60 to A$100

    Phone and Internet

    A$20 to A$50

    Public Transport

    A$10 to A$50

    Entertainment

    A$50 to A$100

     

  • Why study in Victoria?
     

    Melbourne is rated the world’s most liveable city and is known for its cosmopolitan, multicultural communities and excellent cultural, food, fashion and entertainment activities and destinations.

     

    QS ranked Melbourne as one of the world’s four leading student cities along with Paris, London and Boston. The criteria included quality of living, reputation of the city’s universities, the student mix, employer activity, and affordability.

     

    Victoria boasts a concentration of education and research infrastructure that is unrivalled in the region. Ten world-leading universities have cutting-edge facilities, academic staff with international experience, and outstanding student services. It has 5 of Australia’s top 20 universities, one of the world’s top 30, and 2 universities in the world’s top 100.

     

    High quality vocational education and training institutions offer industry relevant, practical training and skills development in close connections with industry that ensures graduates have the skills demanded by employers. VET and university institutions also work together to create credit pathways that increase entry and exit points for students and have the advantage of dual qualifications and smoother transition into higher education studies.

     

    Victorian universities and VET providers also dominate and lead the country in the delivery of educational services offshore and this is testament to the global recognition of the programs.

     

    The Victorian Government provides a unique International Student Care Service which makes it a leader in international student service provision. This service provides support, advice and assistance by multilingual professional staff on health, legal, employment and accommodation services.

     

    Read more about studying in Victoria at www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

     

     

    Why study in Tasmania?

     

    Tasmania is a modern, vibrant and unique place to live and study. Whether you’re seeking a University, TAFE, English Language or High School course, Tasmania is home to first-class education institutions – with qualifications that will take you across Australia and the whole world.

     

    This region offers an affordable alternative for Australian education and is very easy to get around – there are no traffic jams and pollution for students travelling from their home to classes, restaurants and shops.

     

    By choosing Tasmania you will experience an Australian study destination with fewer international students than other Australian regions. This means that your English Language skills will improve quickly and you will have fantastic opportunities to meet local friends.

     

    Graduates who graduated from a school in Tasmania are eligible for getting 5-10 more migration points. And they have less stress applying for a job if compared with their mates in Melbourne and Sydney. If they want to move to a big city in Australia after 2 years of work or live, they can just move wherever they want to. It’s definitely a better way to balance your study and migration plan.

     

    Getting here:

    Travelling to Tasmania takes 50 minutes from Melbourne and 1.5 hours from Sydney by plane. There are 4 airline carriers flying to Tasmania with more than 10 flights each day, which makes Tasmania very accessible to students.

     

    For more information about studying and living in Tasmania, visit www.studytasmania.tas.gov.au

     

     

    Why study in South Australia?
     

    Adelaide is Australia's premier learning city. It is Australia's fifth largest city and the capital of South Australia. Adelaide’s reputation is built on a tradition of educational excellence that makes it known as the “Nobel Prize Capital” of Australia. It has supported and produced five Nobel Prize Laureates and over one hundred Rhodes and Fulbright scholars and is home to some of Australia’s most esteemed institutions.

     

    In Adelaide students can live in the heart of the city in excellent student accommodation. And nowhere in Adelaide is too far – even the beautiful city beaches are only a 30 minute ride on public transport. International students also receive full transport concessions on public transport which provides substantial cost savings.

     

    Adelaide is regarded as the food and wine capital of Australia and has more restaurants per head than any other major Australian city. The city is now home to 1.26 million people of all cultures and walks of life. It is a bustling multicultural city with a range of cultural events to help international students feel right at home.

     

    South Australia produces 50% of all Australian wine and is renowned for its National Wine Centre and numerous food and wine events.

     

    South Australia is also known as the festival state and hosts many national and international events attracting audiences from around the world. These events include the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Aboriginal Spirit Festival, WOMADelaide, Test cricket, the Clipsal 500 and the Santos Tour Down Under.

     

    Graduates who graduated from a school in South Australia are also eligible for getting 5-10 more migration points. And they have less stress applying for a job if compared with their mates in Melbourne and Sydney. If they want to move to a big city in Australia after 2 years of work or live, they can just move wherever they want to. It’s definitely a better way to balance your study and migration plan.

     

    Read more about studying in South Australia at www.studyadelaide.com

     

     

    Why study in Canberra?

    Canberra is Australia’s capital city. It is one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world with mild weather conditions and four distinct seasons. Canberra’s students consistently rate as some of the best educated in Australia and amongst the brightest in the world.

     

    Canberra is home to a range of institutions including:

    • The Australian National University
    • University of Canberra
    • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

     

    Students in Canberra enjoy a balanced education with opportunities for intellectual, sporting and cultural development. International students are made particularly welcome, with high quality Government education in a safe, friendly and multicultural city.

     

    Government schooling in Canberra leads the way in preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century. With one of the best government education systems in the country, government school students consistently rate as the best educated in Australia and among the brightest in the world. An international education in Canberra sets students apart from their peers and creates pathways to success in whatever direction they choose.

    Graduates who graduated from a school in Canberra are also eligible for getting 5-10 more migration points. And they have less stress applying for a job if compared with their mates in Melbourne and Sydney. If they want to move to a big city in Australia after 2 years of work or live, they can just move wherever they want to. It’s definitely a better way to balance your study and migration plan.

     

    Read more about studying in Canberra at www.det.act.gov.au(opens in a new window)

     

     

    Why study in NSW?

     

    NSW is home to world-class universities, vocational institutions and research organisations which deliver cutting edge, industry-relevant education that launches domestic and international students into careers of choice.

     

    Its education system offers a wide range of courses and degrees and enjoys a strong global reputation for internationally respected qualifications, high quality research and teaching, cultural diversity and a safe study environment.

     

    NSW's universities and research sector are linked into leading global industry and research networks to develop world-class talent equipped with the knowledge and skills to be 'work ready' upon graduation. Successful graduates from Australian institutes are working at the highest levels in government and business all around the world.

     

    NSW has the largest research sector in Australia, a country ranked first in the Asia Pacific region for the quality of its research institutions.

     

    Read more about studying in NSW at www.study.sydney/

     

     

    Why study in Western Australia?

     

    What comes to mind when thinking of the perfect place to study? It would be just about any student’s dream to study in a place that offers world-class education and a pathway to a successful career. Somewhere with excellent infrastructure, natural beauty, clean air, rivers and oceans.

     

    Famous for its friendly people and relaxed atmosphere, Perth embodies the true Australian lifestyle. There are not many places left in the world where a passer-by will warmly greet you on the street or stop to have a chat. Australians love to interact with overseas visitors and embrace other cultures.

     

    Perth is a city of growth, success and possibilities. Recent years have seen the benefits of our resources boom flow into every part of our lives, from education to transport, and tens of thousands of people have come to see the natural beauty of Western Australia and enjoy its year-round sunshine. The new international airport, along with the Perth Arena and expanding city rail network, riverside developments and beach-fronts are shaping Perth into Australia’s western gateway for tourism and investment.

     

    Research conducted in Perth is respected globally, reaching new horizons in medicine and health sciences, agriculture, chemistry, geology, metallurgy, engineering, astrophysics, renewable energy and environmental management. Our artists, musicians and actors are familiar to the world. Your study experience here will not only provide you with learning, but also the possibility to be part of the growing academic and professional network which will guide the future of our city.

     

    Read more about studying in Western Australia at www.studyperth.com.au and studywest.des.wa.gov.au

     

     

    Why study in Queensland?

     

    Queensland as a study destination has many exclusive benefits including:

    1. The only state with a major international network with representation in 17 cities around the world.
    2. Easy access from your home country. The only state with three major international airports – Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns
    3. Half price local transport concessions for international students on accredited courses
    4. Queensland has warm and sunny weather with the vast majority of the state receiving an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day.
    5. Queensland has 5 of Australia’s 11 World Heritage sites and is home to many famous landmarks including the world famous Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, countless islands from the Whitsunday’s to Fraser Island and more than 200 national parks.
    6. Queensland is a leader in research with nine major research centres in Mining and Energy, over 40 major research centres in Health and Medical, 18 major research centres in Environment and Nature, 14 in Food and Agriculture, 9 in ICT and Multimedia, 7 in Defence, Aviation and Space and 20 in Manufacturing and Design.
    7. Free schooling for children of PhD students and 576 visa holders.

     

    Read more about studying in Queensland at www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

     

     

    Why study in the Northern Territory?

     

    The Northern Territory has a wide range of high quality education and training institutions. These include government and private or independent high schools, vocational education and training providers, and Charles Darwin University for bachelor and masters degrees, and PhD qualifications as well as vocational education certificates and diplomas.

     

    Charles Darwin University is a member of the prestigious Australian Innovation Research Universities group and is ranked in the top 2% of world universities (Times Higher Education). Students at Charles Darwin enjoy modern facilities and small class sizes and a supportive learning environment.

     

    The overall study experience is enriched by social and cultural opportunities that are unique to the Northern Territory.

    About 16% of Territorians were born overseas, and the Territory offers a diverse range of religious services and places of worship for residents and visitors of many faiths including Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian.

     

    The Northern Territory has the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with excellent part-time employment opportunities for students and exciting career prospects for graduates.

     

    To learn more about studying and living in the Northern Territory, visit www.studynt.nt.gov.au

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  • Thanks for Choosing One Step AIMS Migration

     

    One Step AIMS Migration was established in 2011 by Dinah Yu. As one of the most reputable migration and education agency in Melbourne, Dinah’s team now services thousands of clients each year.

     

    By the year of 2019, One Step AIMS Migration has developed 10 branches and representative offices in 7 cities in both China and Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hobart, Shanghai, and Dongguan.

     

    Now we have four business segments: Migration, Education, Relocation and Investment. With years of industry relationship development, our team works perfect in helping our clients look wider, higher and longer.

     

    Under the umbrella of One Step AIM Migration, each team member dedicated to providing the most professional services efficiently.

     

  • About The Founder

     

    Yuan Yu (Dinah) (MIS MARN 1170527) is a principal Registered Migration Agent. She holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Information System Management. She was also rewarded with Graduate Certificate of Australian Migration Law and Practice. Dinah has extensive experience in sponsored work visas, business visas, and family migration.

     

    She also represents applicants in Administrative Appeal Tribunals for migration matters. Dinah provides information sessions around Australia in the institutes to the overseas students. She also travels overseas providing seminars to present information of Australian business visas and sponsored work visas.

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  • As Australia is increasingly becoming the country of choice for international students looking to study abroad ONE STEP AIMS Migration provides a wide range of services to assist international students with their visa requirements, applications and enrolments in Australia.

     

    As the legal requirements for visas are always changing we will ensure your visa is submitted in a timely, efficient and accurate manner to ensure the most possible chances of success are achieved.

     

    We provide assistance for:

    • Training and Research Visas
    • ELICOS Visas
    • Vocational Education Training (VET) Visas
    • Higher Education Visas
    • Post-Graduate Research Visas
    • Non-Award Visas

     

    If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our experts for more information on Australian visas get in touch with ONE STEP AIMS Migration today.

  • The Visitor visa (subclass 600) is for people who want to travel Australia as tourists, for business or to visit family. It is a temporary visa.

     

    This visa has four streams

     

    Tourist stream: for people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends. If you apply for this visa in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is decided. If you apply for this visa outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the visa is decided.

    - Study Tours: Tourist stream can be used for Study Tours of less than 3 months. The Study Tour arrangements are designed to provide for the specialised processing of visa applications for organised school groups to visit Australia. Please note, accompanying teachers and staff will need to apply for the Business Visitor stream (subclass 600) visa.

     

    - Parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents: Further information about Visitor visa arrangements for certain parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents is available.

     

    Business Visitor stream: for business people travelling to Australia for a short business visit. This includes going to a conference, negotiation or meeting. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided.

     

    Sponsored Family stream: for people travelling to Australia to visit their family. You must have a sponsor who might be requested to provide a bond. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. You cannot apply for another visa while you are in Australia.

     

    Approved Destination Status stream: for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organised tour group. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided.

     

    If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. Your visa is linked to the passport number you used in your application and you should use the same passport to travel to Australia.

     

    Please note


    • Travellers holding a Visitor visa (Subclass 600) cannot work while they are in Australia.


    • Visitor visas can allow single or multiple entry – and permit a three (3), six (6) or twelve (12) month stay in Australia on each occasion.


    • Applicants are able to indicate their preferred number of entries and stay period, however the decision maker will determine which is appropriate, taking into account an applicant’s personal circumstances.


    • A 3 month stay meets the requirements of most Visitors to Australia. Granting a longer stay may be considered in certain circumstances, for example: for the parents of Australian citizens/permanent residents who have applied for permanent migration to Australia, but have not yet been granted permanent residency.


    • Visitor visas are designed for people whose intention is to visit Australia for short periods. They cannot generally be used for staying in Australia longer than 12 months and cannot be used to establish ongoing residence in Australia.

     

  • Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482 ,TSS) Visa

     

    The TSS Visa – Subclass 482 – programme enables business sponsors to nominate international employees for a period of up to four years depending on the occupation that is being sponsored.

     

    If the occupation is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) the TSS visa can be granted for up to four years with the ability for visa renewal onshore for a further four years with a permanent residency pathway available after three years on this visa.

     

    If the occupation is on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) the TSS visa can be granted for up to two years with the ability for a visa renewal onshore for a further two years.

     

    The TSS Visa is designed to assist businesses that are facing difficulties finding appropriate skilled labour in their industry.

     

    The three streams of the TSS Visa (subclass 482)

    • The Short-term visa stream, applies to overseas workers whose occupations are on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and they will be employed for 2 years, unless this is inconsistent with an international trade obligation. Short term visa stream holders will have the ability to renew this visa once onshore for a further period of 2 years.
    • The Medium-term stream, applies to workers whose occupations are on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and they can be employed for up to 4 years with the ability to transition to permanent residency after being employed by the nominating sponsor on a TSS visa for a minimum period of at least 3 years.
    • The Labour Agreement Stream, enables skilled overseas workers to be employed under a labour agreement with the Commonwealth government.

    Eligibility Requirements – Sponsor

     

    Labour Market Testing – the sponsoring employer will need to provide evidence that they have experienced difficulty in recruiting the nominated position in the local labour market. Exemptions to this apply if an international trade obligation applies.

     

    Minimum Market Salary – employers are required to provide remuneration to the nominated employee that are no less favourable to what would be offered to an equivalent Australian employee performing the same role at the same location. The salary must also be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) applicable at time of application.

     

    Training Requirement – employers nominating a worker for a TSS visa are required to pay a contribution to the Skilling Australians Fund that has been established by the Federal Government. The contribution is $1,200 per year or part year for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million and or a contribution of $1,800 per year or part year for any other business, the contribution is payable in full at the time of the nomination application.

     

    Eligibility Requirements – Applicant

     

    TSS Visa Work Experience – all applicants are required to have at least two years work experience relevant to the occupation being nominated.

     

    Police Clearances – all applicants will be required to provide a police clearances for every country they have spent 12 months or more in, in the last 10 years.

     

    English Ability – Occupations that are listed on the Short-term stream will require to provide evidence of an English ability of at least IELTS 4.5 in each test component or its equivalent and occupations that are listed on the Medium-term stream will require at least IELTS 5.0 in each test component or its equivalent.

     

    TSS Visa Occupation Caveats

     

    Certain occupations have caveats associated to them, meaning that if a business wishes to be nominated in a particular occupation that has a caveat further requirements must be met.

    Some examples of the caveats imposed on certain skilled occupations are:

    • Turnover of at least AUD$1 million per year
    • At least five full time staff
    • Positions such as bookkeepers, accounting clerks or clerical workers will not be able to be sponsored under the occupation ‘Accountant’

    A list of the available occupations and occupation caveats can be found here.

     

     

    Temporary Work Visa (Short Stay Activity) (subclass 400)

     

    If you or your business requires an individual from overseas to undertake short term, specific professional activities the subclass 400 visa may be a suitable solution. The Subclass 400 visa enables international workers to:

    • Enter and remain in Australia for up to three months, with the ability of up to six months in special circumstances
    • Bring dependant family members with them to Australia

    The subclass 400 visa has three streams that are available for use:

     

    • Highly Specialised Work Stream

    This stream is for people that will undertake an activity in Australia that requires highly specialised skills and experience for an activity that is not ongoing. The skills of the applicant must be highly specialised and are not able to be reasonably found in the Australian labour market. Many corporate client’s use this for exchange programs, or activities that require support from other offices internationally.

     

    • Invited Participant Stream

    This stream is for people that have been incited to participate in an activity or event by an Australian organisation. The activity or event must be short-term, non-ongoing and the individual cannot be remunerated for their participation (special circumstances allow for remuneration such as prize money or rewards). This stream is commonly used by sports people participating in a sporting event in Australia and are not getting paid for it.

     

    • Australia’s Interest Stream

    This stream is for people who are required to travel to Australia due to compelling circumstances that affect the interests of Australia. This stream can cover a range of uses, such as people coming to Australia to assist with a natural disaster or emergency situation, or other international trade or business requirements that possess significant trade or cross-cultural opportunities for Australia.

     

  • This visa allows you to stay in Australia as the guardian of an international student younger than 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa.

     

    Requirements

    You must:

    • be a parent or person who has custody of the student, or a relative who is 21 years or older and has been nominated in writing by a parent or someone who has custody of the student
    • not bring family members younger than 6 years of age, except under certain circumstances
    • be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student unless you are applying for this visa with the support of the government your home country.
    •  

    Pre-qualifying visas

    If you are applying in Australia, you must hold a current substantive temporary visa, but not one of the following:

    • Domestic Worker (Temporary) – Diplomatic or Consular visa (subclass 426)
    • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or consular) stream
    • Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) – primary visa holder only. This means a family member of a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) can apply for a Student visa in Australia.
    • Transit visa (subclass 771)
    • Visitor visa (subclass 600) in the ‘Sponsored Family’ stream or in the ‘Approved Destination Status’ stream.

    A substantive temporary visa is any visa except a bridging visa, criminal justice or enforcement visa. It allows the visa holder to remain temporarily in Australia.

     

    Bringing children

    You can only bring children under six years old if either:

    • there are compelling and compassionate reasons
    • the granting the visa would significantly benefit the relationship between the Australian Government and the government of another country. If this is the case, you must be at least 21 and the student must be supported in writing by a parent or person who has custody.

    The child must meet the same health requirements as you and have health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia.

    Children six years old or older can come with you but they must apply for their own student visa.

     

    What can you do with this visa?

    If granted:

    • You cannot work
    • You can live in Australia for the same length of time as the student for whom you are guardian or until the student turns 18 years of age, whichever happens first
    • You can care for more than one student
    • You can study in Australia for up to 20 hours per week in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
    • Study in a course other than ELICOS in Australia for up to three months.

     

     

  • Only Australian citizens have an automatic right of entry to Australia. If you are a non-citizen traveling abroad and would like to return to Australia you are required to have a visa to re-enter the country. Normally, permanent residents can use their permanent resident visa to travel abroad and return to Australia for up to five years from the date the visa was granted. After five years, permanent resident must obtain a Five Year Resident Return visa in order to re-enter the country.

     

    To apply for this visa you must have spent 2 years, within the last 5 living in Australia and be:

    • an Australian permanent resident
    • a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled
    • a former Australian citizen who lost or resigned your citizenship. For example, because you became a national of another country that did not allow double citizenship.

     

    How long is this visa valid for? What happens if my passport expires?

    Resident Return visas (subclass 155) are usually valid for 5 years if you meet the two year residence requirements or hold substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties to Australia. If that is not your case, but you have a strong need to travel internationally you may qualify for a Resident Return visa valid for only 3 months (subclass 157). For example, if you have a family member who is severely ill.

     

    If your passport expires your visa does not become invalid. You may choose to pay the additional processing fees to have it re-issued and stamped in your new passport or travel with both passports-the old one that contains your Resident Return visa and the new one.

     

    How do I apply?

    You can apply for a Resident Return visa from inside or outside Australia. You can also apply online or by postal mail filing Form 1085. You will need to supply supporting documentation to prove:

    • Your identity: Certified copies of your passport; AND
    • Your immigration status: Evidence of your current or former permanent resident visa;OR
    • Your ties with Australia: If you do not meet the residence requirement you must prove your substantial ties with Australia. This may be business, employment, personal or cultural related.

     

    How long does it take?

    If you have permanent resident status and file from inside Australia the DHA will aim to process your application within 1 business day. If you file from outside Australia the processing time will be approximately two weeks.

     

    If you are a former permanent resident, the processing times will vary between 6 to 9 months if you apply inside Australia or 9 to 12 months if you are outside Australia at the moment you file your application.

     

  • Visa Cancellations, Appeals and Reviews

     

    Visa Application Refusals – Has your visa application been refused?

    If you have received a refusal from the Department, the decision record will state whether your application has rights for a review. If you do, it is very important you act fast as most rights for review are only valid for 21 days.

     

    The Department of Immigration can refuse visa’s for a number of reasons, such as based on their character, fraud, work experience claims, English language ability, genuineness of relationships, credibility of the information provided or breach of visa conditions.

     

    What are your next steps?

    This means, that if you wish to lodge an appeal of your decision, you will have to do so within 21 days. If you do not lodge your appeal within the statutory time limitations stated on your visa refusal, you will forfeit all review rights. ONE STEP AIMS Migration has successfully assisted various applicants have their refusals remitted to the Department for reconsideration, with the visa’s being granted.

     

    How can we help?

    ONE STEP AIMS Migration has successfully assisted many applicants, and business sponsors have their refusals remitted to the Department for reconsideration resulting in a favourable decision. ONE STEP AIMS Migration will fully review your matter providing frank advice on prospects of appeal (remember, the tribunal can only work within the law, so it is our role to prove how the Department has misinterpreted the law, or has made an unlawful decision), we will prepare all aspects of the appeal including written submissions to the tribunal, assist in the preparation and collection of evidence to be used, provide representation and advocate for our clients at the scheduled hearing.

     

    If you have any questions about these requirements, or would like to speak to one of our experts for more information on Australian visas get in touch with ONE STEP AIMS Migration today.

     

    Visa Cancellation or Notice of Intent to Cancel Visa (NOIC) – Have you received a Visa Cancellation or a Notice of Intent to Cancel Visa?

     

    Under the Migration Act 1994 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has the power to cancel your visa for a number of reasons which include:

    • Providing the Department with false, misleading or bogus information/evidence
    • Not complying with the conditions imposed on your visa
    • Certain circumstantial changes that not longer permit you to hold a visa
    • A failure of the character test due to criminal activities

     

    If the Department is considering cancelling your visa, it is required by law to notify you of this intent to cancel in the form of a ‘Notice of Intent to Cancel Visa’ and must provide the visa holder with an opportunity to respond.

     

    What are your next steps?

    Strict time limits apply in relation to your opportunity to respond and it is highly recommended you seek professional assistance when responding to the Department. All information you provide to the Department, can, and will be used against you if required. In some cases, the Department can cancel your visa without providing notice if required.

     

    If your visa has been cancelled, you may have the opportunity to have the cancellation reviewed at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Again, strict time limit’s apply so it is best to seek professional assistance as soon as possible.

     

    How can we help?

    We will thoroughly assess the reasons for the intended visa cancellation, or visa cancellation (if it has already been cancelled) and advise on what options you have moving forward. If the cancellation is being considered, we will represent you on your behalf to the Department to put forward a strong submission advocating why your visa should not be cancelled, and if it has already been cancelled, we can assist with your preparation and representation at the tribunal for a review of the cancellation.

     


  • Concerning healthcare, getting an OSHC for Australia is as important as it gets. Compare and buy between different confusing OSHC plans and know what you pay for, get on the spot quotes etc. depending on the type of your visa cover.

  • What You Need To Know About OSHC

     

    OSHC (Overseas Student Health Care) is insurance taken out by international students to meet hospital and medical costs while in Australia.

     

    Who must have OSHC?

    An overseas student must obtain OSHC if they are undertaking formal studies in Australia. Their dependents, such as spouse and children under 18, must also be covered.

     

    An ‘overseas student’ means a person who is holder of a student visa or an applicant for a student visa and holder of a bridging visa immediately after being granted the student visa.

     

    If you are required to be covered by OSHC, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires you to retain the insurance for the duration of your time in Australia. If you extend the length of your stay, you must renew your policy.

     

    Who offers OSHC?

    OSHC is offered by:

    • Australian Health Management
    • BUPA Australia
    • Medibank Private
    • Allianz Global Assistance (subcontracted by Lysaght Peoplecare)
    • nib OSHC

    You may find it easier to obtain OSHC through your education provider, however you always retain the right to choose your own OSHC provider.

     

    What does OSHC cover?

    OSHC provides a safety net for international students and covers the cost of visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals.

    However, there are a range of different OSHC products covering different services, so always read your policy and check your level of cover. Make sure you understand what services are excluded. Also note that OSHC insurers may impose waiting periods.

     

    How much does OSHC cost?

    The cost of OSHC will vary depending on the type of cover. The average cost of minimum cover is $437 for 12 months single cover, $1222 for 12 months couple cover, $1744 for 12 months single-parents cover and $2022 family cover.

    When you receive a bill for medical treatment, you can either pay the bill and receive reimbursement from your insurer, or the unpaid account can be sent directly to the insurer. For pharmaceutical claims, you must pay the chemist first and then claim from the insurer.

     

    Renewing and transferring your coverage

    You can renew your cover by either contacting your insurer or your educational institution. You can transfer to a different OSHC provider but you may incur a ‘refund processing fee’.

     

    What if I have a problem with my OSHC insurer, policy or bill?

    You can contact the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO), which provides a free, independent service to help consumers with health insurance problems and enquiries. The PHIO can be reached on 1800 640 695.