Preparing for a Administrative Review Tribunal Hearing for Migration Cases

If you have had a visa application refused, then you may have a right to repeal the decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“the AAT”). We understand that the prospect of having to argue your case in front of a Tribunal can be daunting, stressful and often confusing, and so we have put together some answers to […]

Shareholders Agreements: Why bother?

You’ve done it! You’ve finally come up with *the idea* that will let you escape your mundane nine-to-five existence and be your own boss. Your best mate has agreed to help you get started and together you’ve incorporated a brand new company. These are exciting times. Often, however, it doesn’t take too long for those […]

18 November 2017 Immigration Changes

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently flagged some important changes to visas that will come into effect from 18 November 2018. In short, greater scrutiny of applications and visa compliance. Greater flexibility to cancel your temporary visa Health Debts and Health Insurance Arrangements Many temporary visas will now have a mandatory condition […]

Visa and Citizenship Changes

It has been an extraordinary two weeks in Australian migration and citizenship law, with a number of immediate and upcoming changes flagged by the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection through news releases. I am sure you have heard, or read, that 457 visas are being ‘abolished’, or ‘rebranded’, with some key tweaks along the way. Australian […]

November 2016 Migration Update

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been busy ‘tweaking’ various visa requirements and the next round of changes will commence 19 November 2016. Here is our summary of what will come from the 19 November changes. 8107 Condition Change For all 457 visa applications granted on, or after, 19 November 2016 (including those […]

September 2016 Update

Congratulations Catherine Follett! Jane and Abi, and all of the team at MSM Legal would like to congratulate Catherine in her appointment as Partner to the firm from 8 September 2016. Catherine joined the firm’s associated Lao Office in 2009 and was instrumental in the establishment and operation of that office for some 4 1/2 […]

MSM Update August 2016

New Baby! Everyone at MSM Legal is over the moon to announce that Patricia (Trish) Jarvis and her husband have welcomed little Alfie to the world! Trish is now on maternity leave from the office enjoying a well-earned rest (from the office) and time spent with her boys. Isn’t he divine? 2016 Law Society of SA […]

Dependency Issues

History Repeating This week we have celebrated another successful Administrative Appeals Tribunal result for a client meaning that the Department of Immigration’s decision to cancel her visa has been set aside and so her permanent residency visa has been reinstated. This was a very important win for our client and her family, but the way […]

New SA Occupation Lists and Requirements 1 July 2016

The Immigration SA online application system will be closed from 9am 30 June 2016 to 4 July 2016 (any time from 12pm) to new applications. Any applicants wishing to apply under the current nomination requirements must lodge their application before 30 June 2016. Any saved applications or applications submitted with no payments will be deleted […]

ACT Nomination Program Closed to Overseas Applicants until 1 July 2016

The ACT migration program is now closed to all overseas residents. Please note that applications that are currently lodged will continue to be processed. This action does not have an impact on applicants who are based in Canberra. Overseas applicants will be entitled to apply for ACT nomination from 1 July 2016 subject to meeting […]

An interview with our Senior RMA Natalie May

A Q&A with Senior migration Agent Natalie May (MARN 0100623) Why did you decide to become a Migration Agent? Having always had a strong interest in culture, languages and international relations, I studied a Bachelor of International Studies with Honours at the Flinders University. During my last year of my undergraduate degree I gained some […]