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  • Passports & Visas - Passport expired, lost visas and re-evidence of visa labels
    carried together when travelling to Australia NOTE For those people who do not wish to carry both their old and new passports it is recommended that you have your valid visa re evidenced to avoid possible delays inconvenience when travelling An application charge applies to the re evidencing of RRVs ATRs and REs Valid entry documents Passports A current Australian passport ensures the holder can enter Australia A current New Zealand passport ensures the holder can enter Australia subject to health and character concerns Migrant visas New migrants are issued with a multiple re entry visa when their immigration to Australia is approved These visas allow holders to travel to and from Australia as permanent residents for up to 5 years from the date of grant After the initial visa has expired if the holder wishes to continue to travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident they must obtain a Resident Return Visa RRV Resident Return visas RRVs RRVs allow permanent residents of Australia to re enter as often as they wish during the validity of the visa RRVs may be issued with five years or three months validity Permanent residents should obtain their RRVs before leaving Australia to avoid travel delays and the need to obtain an RRV through an overseas office of the DIBP Permanent residents can also travel with an old style RRV an Authority to Return or a Return Endorsement Authority to Return Return Endorsement ATRs and REs were issued to people who migrated to Australia before 1987 and remain valid as long as the holder has returned to Australia within three years of each departure and has not become an Australian citizen As these old style RRVs were issued manually by way of a wet stamp they are not compatible with DIBP s

    Original URL path: http://www.australia-migration.com.au/page/Passports_and_Visas/30 (2016-02-17)
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  • Application refused or having problems with your application ? - Refused visa applications
    can also complain to the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission although they cannot make the Department change its decision What is Merits Review This means that the decision of the body making the decision can be looked at on its merits rather than the lawfulness of the decision In other words the person seeking the review believes the decision of the body was wrong not necessarily a breach of their powers under the law What is Judicial Review Unlike merits review this is where a Court looks at the way on which an administrative body or Tribunal exercises its power under the law Time limits There are very strict time limits that apply to all reviews so it s very important to get legal advice immediately Can all decisions be reviewed No The Migration Act tells us which decisions can be reviewed Some of the decisions that can be reviewed in general are some decisions refusing a visa to a person who is already in Australia refusing a visa to a person who is overseas and has an Australian sponsor refusing a visitor s visa to a person who is overseas and has Australian relatives

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  • Refugee and Humanitarian Program
    2 Protocol Art 1 A 2 Can all refugees get a visa No There are many requirements depending on the category of visa There is also a quota that changes every year according to the region in the world in which the applicant is living Once the quota is filled it is very hard to get a visa even if you qualify for refugee status under the United Nations criteria The conditions for the granting of visas under this program include people not living in their home country i e where they are a citizen who have a well founded fear of persecution if they were forced to return to that country people living in their home country who have a well founded fear of persecution people in immediate danger e g in a life threatening situation whether they are living in their home country or are likely to be forced to return to their home country people not living in their home country and subject to significant human rights infringements who are proposed by friend relative who is an Australian citizen permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen or a community ethnic group that is registered for this purpose with the Department specific groups of people in countries designated by the Department who must have a written undertaking of support from a close relative or an eligible organisation women who not living in their home country who have a well founded fear of persecution if they were forced to return to that country and are at risk of violence sexual abuse or detention and don t have male protection in the country where they now live What are the issues The issues considered may include whether applicants have a compelling reason to be admitted as a refugee This depends

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  • Migration Costs - Costs of migration to Australia
    application The application charge or total cost estimate provided to you includes All fees payable to DIBP All professional fees in relation to the application Free personal consultations in Australia or in your home country when we visit your country on our regular client trips All members of the family unit that can be included in the application All email phone and personal consultations with you in relation to your visa application from date of appointment to the day your visa is decided All communication between us and DIBP in relation to the specific application Charges payable to the relevant occupations assessment authorities in relation to your occupations assessment if applicable Access to your clients area on this website Free general advice and guides These costs are excluded from the cost estimate provided to you Cost of obtaining medicals and x rays for the applicants Cost of sending documents application files to us Cost of obtaining police clearance certificates Cost of making payment e g credit card or bank fees Any increase in application charges by DIBP Costs of IELTS tests Costs of making certified copies and copies of application documents that you make Telephone call costs to us Any review or further application not included in the original cost estimate GST if paid in Australia will be auto added to your final invoice And any other cost not specifically included in the cost estimate How to budget for your application and the move to Australia The application Add to the total estimated cost for the application as provided by us the following Medical and x ray examinations AU 200 per person International average Police clearances AU 10 per person International average Cost of copies and certification of copies AU 30 International average Cost of sending documents and application files to Australia AU 90 International average Bank charges and fees 1 3 of total estimated cost if paid by credit card and approximately AU 20 75 if paid by cheque or bank transfer IELTS tests if required AU 350 per person International average Other miscellaneous costs AU 50 International average Average TOTAL COSTS for skills migration A 7000 12 000 family of 4 Business skills migration A 10 000 13000 Airfares and other costs Keep in mind that you will be required to validate your visa make an initial entry when the visa has been approved This may imply that you will have to visit Australia twice i e Once to validate the visa and once to actually take up residence The initial entry for validation will normally be required within 6 to 8 months after your visa has been granted You can remain in Australia when you make your first entry or you can depart Australia and take up residency at a later stage You should ensure that you keep to the conditions if any on your visa should you not take up residency immediately There are no landing or other costs payable when you make any entry into

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  • Cost of Living - Living Costs in Australia
    able to allocate enough time to the process you should be able to reduce your weekly shopping bill significantly by about 20 30 overall Alcohol Alcoholic drinks are not usually sold in supermarkets they are generally sold in bottle shops which may be attached to a pub hotel or may be a separate shop Some of the supermarket chains do have bottle shops as a side line located near the main store Note that every week retailers have specials which can reduce the price by 20 or more Also beer is much cheaper if you buy a carton of 24 cans bottles or a block of 30 cans rather than buying 4 or 6 at a time Often there are savings to be had by buying wine by the case or half case Wine casks wine box in the UK holding 2 3 or 4 litres are also fairly popular and work out cheaper in general than bottled wine Below are some prices of drinks advertised in specials catalogues that dropped through our door in March 2009 Emu Draft Beer aussie mid strength 3 5 1 block 30 x 375ml for 24 2 14 per litre Full strength aussie beer 5 1 carton 24 x 375ml normally about 38 on special for 30 3 33 per litre Imported premium beers 5 1 carton 24 x 375ml normally 55 on special for 45 5 per litre Wine red or white 4 Litre wine cask 2 for 20 2 50 per litre Wine reasonable opinion of author bottle of red or white 10 on special normally 13 Spirits 700mL bottles of gin blended whiskey etc 30 Eating Drinking Out Here are a few indicative prices seen when eating and drinking out Cup of coffee 3 50 mug 4 00 Full cooked breakfast 19 MacDonalds burger fries drink meal 6 95 Large pizza pickup 5 95 Fillet steak main course with potatoes and a few veg 30 35 Glass of wine in restaurant 8 Bottled full strength beer in pub or restaurant 6 8 Pint of Guiness in a pub 8 10 Estimated total for beer wine takeaways eating out for our family of 4 100 per week Schooling Here are the education costs for one child in a local private secondary school and one in a state primary State Primary school No official fees but each family at our school is asked to pay 20 voluntary contribution plus 25 to the P C Parents and Children association There s a stationery order about 50 at the start of each year plus the cost of any excursions or incursions eg plays put on at the school Total for state primary school approx 240 per year 20 per month 5 per week Private Secondary school Annual Tuition Fees 4 600 Year 11 Other costs approximate 800 Examples of other costs Building Levy 180 per year Camp fees 190 netball athletics swimming carnivals 30 50 each Total for private secondary school 5 400 per year

    Original URL path: http://www.australia-migration.com.au/page/Cost_of_Living/462 (2016-02-17)
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  • Average salaries & income - Australia
    is A 67 049 per annum Workers in Capital Territory are Australia s highest paid workers while Tasmania has the lowest average salary Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q4 2014 State Average Annual Wage Tasmania 65 759 South Australia 69 800 Victoria 72 623 Northern Territory 75 603 Queensland 75 759 New South Wales 77 600 Western Australia 87 001 Capital Territory 88 270 Average Full Time Ordinary Time

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  • Migration Expos
    a message in your online communication section and your own assigned consultant will reply within 24 hours and go through the options in detail personally and specifically for your situation at no cost For those of you considering visiting an Australian Migration Expo then do consider the cost of a migration expo the time it will take a whole day what level of PERSONAL RELEVANT and DETAILED information will you receive at the migration expo bear in mind that if you expect to be able to go such an Australian migration expo and speak to interested employees this have never been the case aside perhaps for mining workers However we now focus on one to one private personal consultations where we travel around the country we give personal consultations in the UK South Africa the USA Canada Singapore UAE and other countries besides with teams based on those countries and experts from Australia and meet you in a more personal private yet relaxed and highly informative meeting At Australia Migration Expos you will mainly see currency exchange companies shipping companies and be able to speak for a few minutes with migration companies if you can fight to snatch their time

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  • No Further Stay conditions
    3 and 4 applicants only where the course duration is 10 months or less in the following subclasses Independent ELICOS Visa subclass 570 Vocational Education and Training Visa subclass 572 Higher Education Visa subclass 573 Postgraduate Research subclass 574 Non Award Visa subclass 575 Condition 8534 can also be imposed on a Student visa irrespective of your Assessment Level or period of study This will be decided by the case officer assessing your application If the visa is subject to condition 8534 you cannot apply for a further visa in Australia other than a Protection visa a Student visa with permission to work if the current student visa has condition 8101 imposed a Student Guardian subclass 580 visa if the applicant holds or last held a 580 visa or Graduate Skilled subclass 497 visa Condition 8535 is a mandatory condition of the following Student visa Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector Visa subclass 576 Condition 8535 can be imposed on other Student Visas If the visa is subject to condition 8535 you can only apply for one of the following visas while you are in Australia a Protection visa a Student visa with permission to work if the current student visa has condition 8101 imposed another Student visa of any subclass and the sponsoring Australian Government agency or foreign government supports the grant Special circumstances that apply to certain visas which have the 8503 condition If you hold one of the following visas you must read the information below Visitor visa subclass 600 sponsored family stream and tourist stream for applicants who have a sponsorship imposed Professional Development visa subclass 470 Training and Research visa subclass 402 If you request a waiver of a No Further Stay condition and this results in your staying in Australia after your visa expires you will have breached another condition on your visa namely condition 8531 Must leave before visa expiry This means that penalties will be imposed on your sponsor even if the No Further Stay condition is waived and you are granted another visa Note In addition any security bond lodged in support of that visitor visa or professional development visa application might be forfeited Work and Holiday visa subclass 462 If your work and holiday visa contains a No Further Stay condition you cannot request that it be waived and you must leave Australia before your visa expires Requesting a waiver of No Further Stay conditions It is not possible to request that a No Further Stay condition be left off your visa at the time you apply for the visa If you are in Australia holding a visa with condition 8503 imposed on it and your circumstances change there is provision to waive the condition in limited circumstances that are set out at Regulation 2 05 4 of Australia s migration legislation This regulation states The circumstances in which the minister might waive condition 8503 are since the person was granted the visa that was subject to the condition compelling and

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