News and Updates

WHAT ARE CRITICAL SKILLS FOR THE PURPOSES OF A TRAVEL EXEMPTION APPLICATION?

By Adam Byrnes | 22/07/2021 | 0 Comments

One of the available travel exemption categories that allows temporary visa holders to enter Australia at this time of travel restrictions, is the critical skills/sector travel exemption category. However, what exactly constitutes a critical skill or critical sector for the purposes of a travel exemption application? A common question that we get asked is “Is […]

IS DEPARTING AUSTRALIA STILL POSSIBLE?

By Adam Byrnes | 20/07/2021 | 0 Comments

A Recap of Travel Restrictions so Far… Well, what a year and a bit it’s been of stringent travel restrictions placed on Australians wanting to depart Australia (as well as temporary visa holders wanting to enter Australia). Thousands of people have been separated from loved ones, missed business opportunities and endured many other consequences including […]

Travel exemption granted – travel for business

By Adam Byrnes | 19/12/2020 | 0 Comments

We worked diligently to quickly assist an Australian citizen obtain a travel exemption to depart Australia. Our client was thrilled as he was able to travel and fulfil his business commitments. If you have any questions or would like any assistance, then please email us: ask@visacitizenship.com.au

Travel exemption granted – immediate family member

By Adam Byrnes | 19/12/2020 | 0 Comments

We successfully helped a married couple enter Australia by preparing and lodging an exemption application under the immediate family member category. Our clients were reunited after many months apart as they had received five refusals prior to obtaining our services. If you have any questions or would like any assistance, then please email us: ask@visacitizenship.com.au

Travel exemption granted – compelling and compassionate

By Adam Byrnes | 19/12/2020 | 0 Comments

This was one of our most difficult applications, our client came to us with 10 previous exemption refusals. We worked diligently and succeeded in helping them enter Australia under the compelling and compassionate category. If you have any questions or would like any assistance, then please email us: ask@visacitizenship.com.au

You can win at the Tribunal if you fail the character test

By Adam Byrnes | 06/05/2020 | 0 Comments

Nguyen and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2018] AATA 4659 (19 December 2018) Melbourne – Mr Nguyen (a Vietnamese citizen) who has been living in Australia since 1994, let his original visa expire and was refused a new visa by the Department of Home Affairs. The Department of Home Affairs was not satisfied that  Mr […]

Criminal offences can be a reason for visa cancellation

By Adam Byrnes | 06/05/2020 | 0 Comments

RZMW and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2018] AATA 4620 (11 December 2018) Brisbane – The Applicant arrived in Australia from Liberia aged 17 years in 2004 on a refugee visa. In 2017, the Applicant’s visa was cancelled under s501(3A) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) based on that fact that they had been sentenced […]