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All governments control who is allowed to enter and live in their country. In Australia, anyone except an Australian citizen who wishes to come on a temporary or permanent basis must obtain a visa.

Presently, there are over one hundred different Australian visas, each with their own rules for eligibility. The Migration Act Regulations enacted by the Federal government provide the rules for that control in Australia. If these rules are met a visa will be granted.

The following broad categories of people are able to obtain visas:-

1. Business People

2. Professional People

3. Family members

4. Highly Skilled Workers

Australian Immigration Law and policies are complex and changing, a Solicitor specialising in this area who is also a registered migration agent will be able to assist you in presenting your case to the Department, as fully and competently, as possible. Migration agents operating in Australia are required by law to be registered.

Please see the Information Outlines on the following specific visas for specific details:

1. Migration to Australia

2. Business Visas

3. Skilled Visas

4. Employing Overseas Workers

5. Professional Visas

6. Appeals - High Court, Federal Court, AAT, MRT, RRT


This Information Outline is provided courtesy of Yandell Wright Stell  who are experienced in this area of law. They are located at Level 5, 139 Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 or call them on (02) 9252-2278 if you would like more information on this legal topic, or you wish to obtain formal advice regarding your situation.

Yandell Wright Stell Lawyers are a commercial law firm also providing advice on immigration to Australia by experienced Solicitors and migration agents. We are fully up-to-date with visas policy requirements and legislation changes. Your application will be professionally prepared and submitted with the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs or overseas mission.

Further, we will represent you at all stages of your application up to visa approval and endorsement in your passport.

It is our mission to fully understand our client's needs and provide excellence in our service.

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