At the present moment, our office is receiving a high volume of inquiries related to Afghani nationals currently resident in Australia seeking options for family members residing in Afghanistan to obtain a visa pathway to migrate to Australia. This short article will briefly overview, some of the potential visa pathways available for Afghani nationals. Option … Read more

Ministerial Direction 90 and the Character Test from 15 April 2021

The Australian Government has introduced stronger measures surrounding the immigration character test for non-citizens applying for a visa to enter or remain in Australia. Commencing on 15 April 2021, Ministerial Direction 90 will come into force. This Direction strengthens the existing character test and sets out a range of considerations for decision makers in exercising … Read more

Making a Ministerial Intervention Request

Ministerial intervention is a process where the Minister for Home Affairs can intervene in your case when they believe it is in the public interest to do so. There are a range of discretionary powers available to the Minister under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) sections 351, 417 and 501J. These powers allow the Minister … Read more

What to do if your student visa is about to expire but you cannot depart Australia due to COVID-19?

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in complications for visitors and students in Australia. This can get particularly complex once your student visa is approaching its expiry date and you may be considering your next steps. Due to the ongoing border closures, many incoming arrivals to Australia will not … Read more