Supporting Marriage Equality

Embark Migration strongly supports marriage equality.  We stand by the belief that same-sex couples should enjoy the same legal rights as inter-sex couples in their relationship. On 11 February 2017, Australians will head to polling stations to have their vote on the government’s same-sex marriage plebiscite. The team at Embark …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.  …

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 …

Is Lulu Jemimah’s English good enough? Immigration not convinced

Lulu Jemimah speaks and writes English better than many Australians. But the 30-year-old graduate is soon to be forced to return Uganda because, in the words of the decision maker at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, “I am not satisfied that the applicant has competent English”. Ms Jemimah’s case is …

Migrants Strengthening Australia’s Economy

An Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has this week announced that migrant tax payers have generated $53.4 billion in total personal income in 2011-12, an increase in real terms of 17 per cent on 2010-11. CEO of Migration Council Australia Carla Wilshire welcomed the report’s findings and said that the …

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 …