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  1. Visas and immigration
    For you who don't know me I have been gathering evidence to apply for Partner Visa 820. I am on a good path with the evidence and things are going as planned. I went on my Immi Account to look for some document and I found 'Record of Responses' for my eVisitor which was granted to me a few...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Concerns have been issued about a migration agency in Sydney, Australia, after reports of clients being left thousands of dollars out of pocket. Visa applicants from overseas often use migration agencies as a way of making sure their applications are correct and more likely to be successful but...
  3. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning overseas citizens of a new scam by people posing as immigration officials and threatening them with deportation. The new wave of scammers, who say they are officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)...
  4. Visas and immigration
    A police warning has been issued in Australia about scammers phoning people claiming to be immigration officials and demanding fines be paid or they will face deportation. Visa holders in Australia are usually aware that they should not breach the conditions of their visa and it can be...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a new warning about scams from criminals targeting visa applicants and holders. Although there is no specific large scale scam that has been identified, the DIBP says that they are always out there and can take a variety of...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Government has introduced legislation to the Parliament to make it a criminal offence for a sponsor to be paid by a visa applicant in return for securing a migration outcome. This comes as result of an independent review of the integrity of the subclass 457 programme, which has...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Latest scam is specifically focused on visa holders PR or otherwise from India. You will receive a call from a 'Australian accent' male/female who will tell you that you have not completed a CIS enrollment which is supposed to be done at Australian High Commission in India. He/She will say...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Foreign nationals in Australia are being warned check credentials when seeking advice after an illegal syndicate providing unregistered migration advice has been discovered in Perth, Western Australia. Prosecutions are now under consideration as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Victoria police are investigating reports that a man known only as John is posing as a migration agent or immigration official and taking thousands of dollars from students and workers on temporary visas for fake documents. The man seems to target Asian people seeking residency visas and there...
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