Haag Walker Lawyers
Level 4, 282 Collins Street,, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Also Services: Adelaide CBD, Perth CBD, and Sydney CBD
We provide personalised and solution focused migration assistance to individuals, domestic and multi-national corporations across all areas of Australian immigration law.
FREE Australian Visa Eligibility Assessment Tool!
Users of our website can take advantage of our FREE Visa Eligibility Assessment.
Developed by Australian Immigration Lawyers & Australian Registered Migration Agents, using current Australian immigration law and policy, our visa self-assessment tool provides an instant online appraisal of whether a user is likely to satisfy the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship’s threshold visa criteria.
What sets our assessment apart is that it does not take a "one size fits all" approach.
Unlike other on-line assessments, users of our assessment must first select their preferred visa sub-class category. After having made their visa selection, users are then able to take a “live” assessment which has been specifically developed for their chosen visa subclass.
This unique functionality is a critical point of distinction - other assessments use the same assessment (typically an on-line form) for every visa sub-class.
Given the huge number of visas available (over 100), and the different criteria that applies to each Australian visa sub-class, it is not possible to provide an accurate assessment using the “one-size-fits-all” approach. This is why our assessment requires users to first choose their preferred visa subclass before they take the assessment.
We offer a Free self assessment for most of the common visa types which the Australian Government is actively promoting, particular, Skills Visas under the General Skilled Migration Program (GSM).
Take a look our photo gallery to see our Visa Eligibility Assessment interface as it appears on our website.
Or better yet, why not visit our site and take our FREE visa assessment to see if you qualify for an Australian visa today!!
FREE State & Territory Migration Plan Search Tool!
We are thrilled to announce our FREE State Migration Search Tool is now available!
This handy little tool allows you to search all available Australian State & Territory Migration Plans to find out if your occupation is listed. All you need do is select your occupation and click submit to find out instantly which States & Territories are sponsoring for your particular occupation.
This unique search tool saves users loads of time – no more hand searching through each States & Territories website.
As an added bonus, if your occupation is listed, you are then able to take advantage of our FREE Visa Eligibility Assessment Tool to find out if you meet the basic visa eligibility criteria for a 176 skills visa.
This fantastic tool is Free to use on our official website today at: www.hwimmigrationlawyers.com
What We Deliver
Our experience and knowledge of the latest changes to immigration law, policies and procedures means that we can:
- provide comprehensive and results focused advice specific to your particular circumstances;
- ensure that the necessary procedures and requirements are followed;
- complete all necessary visa paper work;
- prepare your application so that it is DECSION READY on lodgement with the Department of Immigration & Citizenship to ensure that it is processed in accordance with the Department’s current Immigration Service Standards;
- help you identify and avoid those common mistakes that typically cause applications to be delayed or refused
Our memberships and accreditations
- Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia;
- Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria;
- Member of the Law Council of Australia;
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria;
- Executive Committee Member of the Law Council of Australia Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia;
- Executive Committee Member of the Law Institute of Victoria Migration Committee;
- Registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Registerd Migration Agent Number 000586)
New visa applicants and immigrants to Australia will be wondering how the change of government will affect their opportunities to migrate to Australia.
New Points Test for skilled visa subclasses announced
Overview Article on the Skilled Migration Program
IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH!!! Victoria has now released their State Migration Plan and will be accepting Sponsorship Applications from 3 November 2010. Sponsorship places are limited so prospective Australian visa applicants should act now to avoid missing out
Planning levels have been reached for the following occupations for the 2010-11 Program Year and are no longer available for State Sponsorship in South Australia
Applications certified by a registered migration agent to be a "Decision Ready" skilled migration application, permanent residence Employer Sponsored Visas will now be processed immediately by the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC).
New State Migration Plan Details Released
Overview of the Australian Immigration Process
New Minister For Australian Immigration Appointed by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
New legislation affecting all prospective future visa applicants
Visa applicants nominating a skilled occupation on their GSM application must have their skills assessed by the relevant national assessment authority
Amendments to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations 1989
Landmark High Court decision in Australian Immigration law
Cap & Cease of some Australian Visa Categories
Salary threshold at which English language testing can be waived indexed by 5%
The TSMIT is intended to ensure that all persons holding a subclass 457 visa earn a fair income
Migration to Australia under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
New Legislative Instrument specifying new SOL for General Skilled Migration program
The Australian Government closes the subclass 422 - Medical Practitioner (Temporary) visa
Gillard supports a sustainable and skilled population growth in Australia
Recent changes to conditions placed on certain business visa subclasses
New arrangements introduced allowing Australian state and territrory governments to nominate overseas visa applicants through a â€˜state sponsorshipâ€™ program
Change of Delivery Address
Release of New Priority Processing Guidelines
Timeframe estimates to applicants with pending skilled migration applications and new applications lodged post 1 July 2010
State Migration Plans Update
Transitional Arrangements for Skills Assessments
Changes affecting GSM applicants who nominate a trade occupation
New Skilled Occupation List announced on 17 May 2010
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), permanent residence
State Migration Plans
State Sponsored Australian Visa Applications
Suspension of certain General Skilled Migration applications
New Visa Priority Processing arrangements
General Skilled Migration (GSM) Points Test Review
Changes to the Skilled Occupation List affect Internation Students
Removal of Migration Occupations in Demand List
General Skilled Migration Applications
Removal of Critical Skills List (CSL)
New Skilled Occupations List, SOL,
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