Bridges Immigration Law Solutions

at Level 1, Suite 5, 242 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, 3162 Australia

Australian immigration and visas. Specializes in skilled migration, student visas, partner visas, employer sponsored visas, visa cancellation and refusals.

Bridges Immigration Law Solutions
Level 1, Suite 5, 242 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield , VIC 3162
Contact Phone
P: +61 438 942 842


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To everyone who is planning to apply for one of the following visas should do so before January 1, 2015. Partner visa fees are set to jump by 50% as of January 1st 2014. VISAS AFFECTED ARE: Provisional and permanent partner visas - currently $3085, rising to $4627.50 * Prospective marriage visa - currently $3085, rising to $4627.50 * Temporary and permanent partner visas - currently $4575, rising to $6865.50 WE CAN LODGE AN APPLICATION WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS BUT YOU NEED TO CONTACT US AS SOON US POSSIBLE. WE ARE OFFERING CONSULTANCY SERVICES IF YOU STILL WANT TO DO YOUR APPLICATION ON YOUR OWN BUT PLANNING TO HAVE A REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT TO CHECK YOUR APPLICATION AND YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST BEFORE LODGING. THE COST FOR THIS SERVICES IS CONSIDERABLY LOW COMPARED TO US DOING EVERYTHING. FOR ALL INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT: Bridges Immigration Law Solutions Level 1, Suite 5 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield VIC 3162 Email: Phone +61 438 942 842

Published on 2014-12-16 01:57:36 GMT

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! The Abbott government will increase the visa applications charges for partner visas by 50 per cent EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2015. PARTNER VISA CHARGES * Provisional and permanent partner visas - currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Prospective marriage visa - currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Temporary and permanent partner visas - currently $4575 increased $6865.50 Australians who fall in love with or marry a foreigner will have to pay 50 per cent more for partner visa application fees. The move was announced in the mid-year budget review on Monday and will raise $373.6 million in revenue over four years. The price rise will come into force from January 1, 2015. Meanwhile, plans to increase Australia's refugee intake starting in 2017-18 will cost $140 million over two years. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison previously said the move would be fully funded from offsets within his portfolio. There will be an extra 2500 places in the humanitarian program in 2017-18 and 5000 the following year with a total of 18,750 spots that year. The revival of temporary protection visas and introduction of safe haven enterprise visas come with a price tag of $52.9 million this financial year and $340 million over the next three years. (Department of Immigration)

Published on 2014-12-15 00:03:04 GMT

TOUGH NEW CITIZENSHIP LAWS TO GIVE MINISTER MORE POWER The government wants to strengthen the integrity of the citizenship program and hand Immigration Minister Scott Morrison powers to revoke citizenship where it has been obtained by fraud or misrepresentation. These are among the several changes slated in a proposed bill. Generally, the stricter citizenship laws are set to make it harder to obtain and maintain Australian citizenship.The proposed amendments set out in the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 are as follows: -allow the Minister to revoke citizenship on the grounds of fraud or misrepresentation in the citizenship process, without the requirement for a conviction of relevant criminal offences -extend the good character requirement to include applicants under 18 years of age -include the bar on approval for criminal offences in all citizenship streams include reference to contemporary sentencing practices in the bar on approval for criminal offences -enable the Minister to cancel approval of citizenship by conferral prior to the Pledge of Commitment if the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is no longer eligible -allow the Minister to defer the applicant taking the Pledge of Commitment for up to two years and align the grounds for deferral with the grounds for cancellation of approval -require those who automatically acquire citizenship on adoption in Australia to have commenced the adoption process before turning 18 years of age -require a standardised 12 month waiting period for resumption of citizenship clarify the residence requirements by specifying when the four year lawful period commences and that the 12 month period as a permanent resident must be continuous -clarify who is covered by the partner discretion in the residence requirement and insert a minimum physical presence requirement for those claiming the partner discretion for absences from Australia -provide the power to make a legislative instrument setting out when a period of unlawful presence may be treated as lawful presence -put beyond doubt that children born in Australia to parents with diplomatic and other privileges and immunities are not eligible for Australian citizenship -provide a discretion to revoke citizenship by descent in place of the current operation of law provision -limit automatic acquisition of citizenship at ten years of age to those persons who have maintained lawful residence in Australia throughout the ten years -clarify the provision giving citizenship to a child found abandoned in Australia -make holders of prescribed visas eligible for citizenship by conferral before entering Australia -enable use and disclosure of personal information collected about a client under the Migration Act to be used for the purposes of the Citizenship Act and vice versa -rovide that personal decisions made by the Minister, taken in the public interest, are not subject to merits review -provide the Minister with the power to set aside decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) concerning character and identity if it would be in the public interest to do so -align access to merits review for conferral applicants under 18 years of age with citizenship eligibility requirements and -provide that the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007 (the Citizenship Regulations) may confer on the Minister the power to make legislative instruments *from Migration Alliance

Published on 2014-11-25 09:13:44 GMT

Updates: Bupa Medical Visa Services now handles immigration health examinations in Australia On 25 July 2014, Medibank Health Solutions ceased operations as the department’s migration medical services provider. The department has selected a new service provider, Bupa Medical Visa Services, to deliver these services. If you need to arrange an appointment to undergo your immigration health examinations in Australia on or after 28 July 2014, you will need to contact Bupa Medical Visa Services and arrange an appointment at one of their clinics - or with one of their partner clinics or regional providers.. For advice on the new immigration health examination arrangements, including how to contact Bupa Medical Visa Services and information about fees and charges. Please contact: Bridges Immigration Law Solutions Level 6, Suite 602 221 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000 Email: Phone +61 438 942 842

Published on 2014-07-29 14:27:08 GMT

QUESTIONS FROM OUR READERS Can I apply for a Sub class 887 visa if I have lived and worked in Perth metro area for more than 2 years on a 457 visa? Answer: No, you are not eligible for a Subclass 887 visa. The subclass 887 is a permanent visa and to qualify for it, you must be a holder of the following visa subclasses: 489, 475, 485, 495 & 496. Unfortunately 457 is not on the list of qualifying visas to be able to apply for an 887. Do you have questions about Australian immigration laws and visas? Send us a message and we will try to answer your questions. PLEASE LIKE OUR PAGE AND SHARE IT IF YOU THINK OUR POSTS ARE HELPFUL. By clicking LIKE ON THE PAGE and not just the post, you are making sure that you can receive future posts from us which may help you or someone you know someday. Bridges Immigration Law Solutions Level 6, Suite 602 221 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000 Email: Phone +61 438 942 842

Published on 2014-02-16 06:21:34 GMT

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We aim to achieve our visa objectives with the minimum possible time, money and resources used, and given the fact that decisions are out of our control, we get ahead of the process in order to achieve the best result for your application in the soonest time.
With the constantly changing migration laws and regulation it is wise to have an agent who is well informed and up to date about the current changes.
We will guide you all the way, we will make it as easy and as convenient as possible.
The services we provide is an investment for your future, we value your trust and in return you’ll have the value for your money.
We pride ourselves to be highly sensible to the needs of each of our clients and despite our experience and success rates in handling different cases our rate are amongst the most affordable.
We build strong client relationship and provide utmost level of support.
We take pride in our personalized approach in dealing with our clients.
Skilled migration have always been a priority of the Australian government as a way to address any skills shortages.
There are visas available for people who are not sponsored by an employer but have skills particularly required in Australia.
Are you currently in a long term committed relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen?
Bridges Immigration Law Solutions can help obtain permanent residency without waiting the mandatory two year waiting period.
There are visas where the basis of eligibility is based on family relationship.
Being a family member of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen may help you and your family migrate to Australia.
The Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions for Overseas Students website can help you find an eligible course.
Ltd. will enrol you directly with an Education provider.
Are you an employer needing to sponsor skilled overseas worker temporarily or permanently?
Bridges Immigration can assist you in getting sponsorship and nomination for your overseas employee.
If your visa has been cancelled or your visa application has been refused, Bridges Immigration can help you.
There are avenues available to appeal government decision making, such as Merits Review through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal…