Gay and Lesbian Immigration Issues in Australia

Gay and Lesbian Immigration Issues in Australia

Embark Migration is pleased to work with and support the LGBTIQ community in their immigration needs and other issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer clients.  LGBTIQ immigrants face unique challenges, requiring a qualified immigration advisor with particular expertise in assisting foreign partners of Australian lesbian and gay men to legalise their status […]

Australian Protection Visas for Gay, Lesbian and other LGBT persons

Australian Protection Visas for Gay, Lesbian and other LGBT persons

Embark Migration helps clients obtain Australian protection visas under the humanitarian visa program. Individuals who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of future persecution (by their government or people their government are unable or unwilling to control) on account of their religion, ethnic group, political opinion, nationality or membership in a social group […]

Australian Citizenship Requirements

Australian Citizenship Requirements

The final step of the immigration process is meeting the Australian citizen requirements. Australian citizenship is a privilege and a commitment to Australia and respecting everything that Australia stands for. The process of becoming an Australian citizen differs for everyone and depends on your eligibility. Becoming a citizen of Australia By becoming a citizen of […]

Frequent Traveller Visitor visa for Chinese tourists

Frequent Traveller Visitor visa for Chinese tourists

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has commenced its trial of the new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveller’ Visitor visa for holders of People’s Republic of China passports who are applying from within mainland China. The frequent traveller visitor visa is available to Chinese citizens who travel frequently to Australia for short visits.  The department will only grant […]

Australian visa lodgement in Simplified Chinese for Chinese visitors

Australian visa lodgement in Simplified Chinese for Chinese visitors

  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that from 12 December2016, visa applicants in China will be able to lodge visitor visa applications in Chinese through a new online service provided by Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs). The new optional online Visitor visa (Subclass 600) Tourist stream allows Chinese visitors to use the […]

AAT end of year arrangements 2016

AAT end of year arrangements 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has published the following press release regarding Christmas close downs for 2016: “Some offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period Some offices will close from 5.00pm, Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The following offices will be open […]

New Immigration Scam Targeting Migrants

New Immigration Scam Targeting Migrants

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has received 300 reports about a new immigration scam targeting migrants with more than $150,000 reported lost. The scam sees people pretending to be from the Department of Immigration targeting migrants and visa holders, claiming there are problems with their immigration paperwork or visa status and they need […]