Visa Application and Document Preparation
We’ll work with you to gather all information and documents necessary for all of your visa application process – you’ll have one form to complete, we’ll do the rest, and we’ll provide you with a quick checklist to make sure you’ve got all the necessary documents ready. And we’ll also help you choose the best ANZSCO occupation code for your particular circumstances based on approved codes for different visa types after studying your work experience and educational qualifications. If you require, we’ll also help you register for the IELTS English Language test.
State/territory Sponsorship Services
In conjunction with the Australian Government, Australian states and territories developed a series of State Specific and Regional Migration initiatives to help Australian states and territories to:
- Address skill shortages within their state or territory;
- Attract overseas businesses to establish new or joint ventures in their state or territory;
- Encourage a more balanced settlement of Australia’s skilled migrant intake.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) believes these initiatives recognise special circumstances of rural and regional areas and aim to attract skilled, English-speaking migrants to areas of Australia where their skills are needed most. These migrants receive priority processing but rely on sponsorship by regional employers or state and territory governments. This allows for the regional employers and individual state and territory governments to influence the number of skilled migrants settling in their areas, which coincide with their skill needs and development objectives.
After Arrival and Settlement Services
There may not be much time in the early days after arrival to focus on and organise all the things that you know are going to be essential to the wellbeing of you and yours. It is so important to do all you can to settle every member of the family into your new life here as smoothly and quickly as possible – we don’t want you turning tail back home soon after arrival!
Be prepared by undertaking lots of research before arrival so that you can plan for the early weeks – there is a wealth of information available to you on the internet these days. One of the first things on your mind is likely to be – where do we go when we get off the ‘plane! Arranging short term accommodation at a reasonable cost can be a challenge for those without support in Australia
From experience, if you have to book a hotel/motel for your arrival, try to find one that is within walking distance of a major shopping centre. Ask whether they will discount the nightly rate for a longer stay and if they offer a room with a ‘kitchenette’. When you first arrive your internal clocks will likely be out of whack for a while due to jet lag and children especially may fall into heavy sleep at odd hours. If you are able to access and prepare food easily whenever you need to for the first couple of days, it will lift the pressure off while everyone is adjusting. If you are close to a major shopping centre you will be able to easily locate a supermarket and also likely a variety of fast food outlets and cafes or restaurants for choice of meals. If the shopping centre is within walking distance, it allows one parent and children to reach it easily on foot for a shopping trip, while the other one could be off doing important things quickly alone in a hire car.
APPLY FOR A TAX FILE NUMBER: A Tax File Number is required if you intend to gain income from employment, or earn money from investments or receive government payments in Australia. You should apply for a Tax File Number from the Australian Taxation Office as quickly as possible after arrival. If you do not have a Tax File Number you may pay more tax than you need to, or you may not be able to claim government benefits that you may be entitled to.
ENROL IN MEDICARE: Medicare Australia is our national public health scheme. There is no charge to join Medicare, which helps you to pay for essential medical services and public hospital care. People who reside in Australia are eligible if they have been issued with a PERMANENT VISA. Permanent visa holders gain immediate access to health care services and programmes such as free public hospital care, and help with the cost of out-of-hospital care and subsidised medicines.
OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT: If you can open a bank account within six weeks of your arrival, you will probably only require your passport as proof of identification. If you leave it longer than six weeks, you will need to show additional identification to open an account, eg a driver’s license.
Free and Quick Online Assessment
The FREE Australian Immigration Online Assessment is designed to instantly determine if you may be eligible to apply for immigration to Australia. The Online Assessment incorporates criteria set by the Australian Department of Immigration. National Visas Online Assessment is the most accurate and comprehensive Online Immigration Assessment tool available.
Benefits of this Service: The easy to understand Online Assessment takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete. You are instantly notified of your result when you have completed the Online Assessment.