IMMIGRATION

Immigration

Consultation

Immigration law is constantly changing, and it is a complex area of the law that requires much planning and follow through. Contact Rivers Lawyers for legal assistance regarding the most appropriate visa suited to your needs and the steps required to make a successful application.

Visa Application Process

Student visa

There are many types of student visas available, depending on your home country and the type of study you intend to undertake. Student visas are valid for the period of study only and have various limits on work rights. Rivers Lawyers provides consultation regarding the kinds of degrees that will give you a higher chance of obtaining a permanent resident visa at the end of your study. Nearing the end of your study in Australia, Rivers Lawyers can assist you regarding the GTE assessments and subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa, for which there are detailed documents to prepare and requirements to meet.

Employer sponsored visa

Employer sponsored visas are usually appropriate for
Australian businesses wishing to employ skilled foreign individuals. With the recent
abolishment of the 457 visa, employers and workers must identify changed appropriate visa types and eligibility criteria.

Visas currently available under this category include : TSS Visa, RSMS Visa, ENS Visa

Skilled Migration

In order to obtain this visa, you will be assessed on points determined by a number of factors including your work experience, level of English and age.

Skilled visas include :

Subclass 189

Skilled workers whose job is under the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)  and is seeking permanent residency

Subclass 190

Skilled workers whose job is under the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL), nominated by a state or territory, and are seeking permanent residency

Subclass 489

Skilled workers in a relevant occupations list, nominated by a state or territory, or sponsored by an eligible relative, for up to 4 years in a specified area

Subclass 887

For holders of certain provisional visas, including the subclass 489, to apply for permanent residency

Family and Partner Migration

Application for family visas are often very complex and depends on several factors which are not widely accessible to individuals. There are a number of visas are for an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who are seeking to bring a partner, relative, or child to Australia.

Business and Investment Migration

Australia offers opportunities for business and investment migration to individuals with a strong track record in business ownership and management. These visas tend to be more complex and burdensome as they offer pathways to permanent residency. Rivers Lawyers can help in assessing your business ownership and management history to see your eligibility in applying for one of these visas.

The most popular visa types are :

Subclass 188 and 888 (Business Innovation and Investment visa)

Subclass 891 (Investor visa)

AAT and Judicial Review

If your visa application is refused or cancelled, Rivers Lawyers will help you to have that decision reviewed. Navigating your way through the review process is a complex matter with strict time limits, and it is a daunting task for clients who have never gone through the process. Expert advice is essential in these situations.

Rivers Lawyers has deep understanding of review processes at different tribunals, including the Migration Review Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In addition, we provide expert legal assistance to clients who are unsuccessful in their merits review, in their preparation for a judicial review or ministerial intervention.

AAT and Judicial Review

If your visa application is refused or cancelled, Rivers Lawyers will help you to have that decision reviewed. Navigating your way through the review process is a complex matter with strict time limits, and it is a daunting task for clients who have never gone through the process. Expert advice is essential in these situations. Rivers Lawyers has deep understanding of review processes at different tribunals, including the Migration Review Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In addition, we provide expert legal assistance to clients who are unsuccessful in their merits review, in their preparation for a judicial review or ministerial intervention.

AAT and

Judicial Review

Family and Partner Migration

Employer

Sponsored Visa

Student Visa

Skilled Migration

Business and

Investment Migration

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