Australian Immigration Law
Australia’s migration system can be complex. Being a popular destination for immigrants, Australia offers different kinds of visas that enable people to move to Australia in different capacities.
Many students decide to come to Australia to obtain tertiary education, and skilled workers from various countries move to Australia for employment. Depending on your individual circumstances, the type of visa that may be suitable for you may differ. Moreover, each visa subclass may have different conditions and requirements.
Australia’s migration system includes a set of laws, regulations and policies that govern all immigration and citizenship matters in Australia. It also outlines the requirements, processes, and criteria for individuals who wish to enter or stay in Australia, or become permanent residents or citizens. The primary legislation that governs migration is the Migration Act 1958.
Immigration law services that our leading solicitors can offer:
Assisting with visa applications for:
Important Concepts to Consider Under Immigration Law
- Australian Visas: There are a range of visa options with different eligibility criteria, conditions, and purposes. Some popular visa categories in Australia include:
- Visitor visas,
- Student visas
- Skilled visas
- Partner visas
- Humanitarian visas
- Visa Requirements: Applicants must meet specific requirements to meet the criteria to obtain the visa. Depending on the type of visa, criteria could include factors like character, health, age, education, skills and sponsorship. This is set out by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
- Points-based System: Australia follows a points-based system for migration. Applicants can obtain points for certain factors like their age, qualifications, English language proficiency, and overseas and Australian work experience.
- Temporary and Permanent Visas: Visas can be either temporary or permanent. Temporary visas allow individuals to live and work in Australia for a specified period, while permanent visas grant individuals the right to reside in Australia indefinitely and may lead to Australian citizenship.
- Visa Conditions: Each visa has specific conditions that holders must comply with during their stay in Australia. These conditions may relate to work limitations, study requirements, health insurance, or residency obligations.