Services

Immigration Services

The Immigration section of the Australian Department of Home Affairs will process only a few short term visas without a thorough assessment of your suitability to visit, work, study or live permanently in Australia.

If you’re looking for assistance with immigration services in Sydney, we recommend you seek the professional assistance of a Migration Agent registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority before lodging an application with the Department of Home Affairs.  We are registered under Migration Agent Registration Number 0429985.

Visas

We will advise you about your most appropriate visa application and the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs.

We will prepare your application and lodge it with the Department of Home Affairs.

We will liaise with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf until your visa application is finalised.

You may have already lodged a visa application without representation and now find yourself needing professional help to complete the process successfully. We can assist you at any stage in the visa application process.

Eligibility for a visa to enter or remain in Australia generally depends on:

  • Australia’s need for your skills
  • Potential employment opportunity
  • Potential business opportunities
  • Potential investment opportunities
  • Any distinguished talent you have to offer
  • An offer to study
  • Family connections in Australia
  • Your plans for retirement
  • Plans for a working holiday
  • Plans for a relaxing holiday

Some current Australian visas available are set out below for your interest.

Type

Subclass

Permanent/
Temporary

Visa
Business Innovation and Investment

188

T

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)
 

888

P

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)
 

132

P

Business Talent
 

890

P

Business Owner (for holders of discontinued Subclass 160, 161, 162, 163, 164 or 165 visa)
 

891

P

Investor (for holders of discontinued Subclass 162 visa)
 

892

P

State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (for holders of discontinued Subclass 160, 161, 162, 163, 164 or 165 visa)
 

893

P

State/Territory Sponsored Investor (for holders of discontinued Subclass 165 visa)
Skilled

476

T

Skilled — Recognised Graduate
 

485

T

Temporary Graduate
 

489

T

Skilled — Regional (Provisional)
 

189

P

Skilled — Independent
 

190

P

Skilled — Nominated
 

887

P

Skilled — Regional
Sponsored work visas

482

T

Temporary Skill Shortage
 

186

P

Employer Nomination Scheme
 

187

P

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Invited or sponsored training, work or participation visas 407  T Training
  408 T Temporary Activity
Non-sponsored work

400

T

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)
 

417

T

Working Holiday
 

462

T

Work and Holiday (Temporary)
 

988

T

Maritime crew
Student

500

T

Student
 

590

T

Student Guardian
Family Sponsored

300

T

Prospective Marriage
 

309

T

Partner (Provisional)
 

100

P

Partner
 

820

T

Partner (Provisional)
 

801

P

Partner
 

101

P

Child
 

802

P

Child
 

102

P

Adoption
 

116

836

117

P

P

P

Carer

Carer

Orphan Relative

 

837

P

Orphan relative
 

173

T

Contributory Parent (Temporary)
 

143

P

Contributory Parent
 

884

T

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)
 

864

P

Contributory Aged Parent
 

600

T

Visitor
 

461

T

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)
Humanitarian

200

P

Refugee
 

201

P

In-country Special Humanitarian
 

202

P

Global Special Humanitarian
 

203

P

Emergency Rescue
 

204

P

Woman at Risk
 

866

P

Protection
 

449

T

Humanitarian Stay (Temporary)
 

786

790

T

T

Temporary (Humanitarian Concern)

Safe Haven Enterprise

Visitor

600

T

Visitor
 

601

T

Electronic Travel Authority
 

602

T

Medical Treatment
 

651

T

eVisitor
Internationally renowned

124

P

Distinguished Talent
 

858

P

Distinguished Talent
Retirement

405

T

Investor Retirement
 

410

T

Retirement (for current holders of this visa only)
Permanent Residents

151

P

Former Resident
 

155

P

Five Year Resident Return
 

157

P

Three Month Resident Return
 

159

T

Provisional Resident Return
Diplomatic visa

403

T

Temporary Work (International Relations)
Internally processed

771

T

Transit
 

773

T

Border
 

800

P

Territorial Asylum
 

808

P

Confirmatory (Residence)
 

851

P

Resolution of Status
 

852

P

Witness Protection (Trafficking)(Permanent)
 

995

T

Diplomatic (Temporary)
 

444

T

Special Category

Business and Investment Opportunities

The Australian Government welcomes international business people looking for investment opportunities in Australia with a view to settling in Australia.

A proven business and/or investment acumen is an asset in the assessment of Business Innovation and Investment Program visa applications by the Department of Home Affairs.

We at Rubicon Migration Australia are ready to present your business and investment history and your vision for doing business in Australia clearly and accurately demonstrating how you meet the required criteria.

 

 

Employer Sponsorship

We can assist Australian corporations or small businesses in applying to sponsor suitable overseas employees to work in any approved occupation.

We provide a personalised service based on your industry needs.

We can advise on the likely prospects of a potential candidate being granted a short term, long term or permanent visa even before an employment offer is made.

We will then arrange for both the sponsorship and visa applications, clearly and accurately translating the specific role proposed for the overseas employee to the Department of Home Affairs in accordance with their requirements.

If required we will liaise directly with the proposed overseas employee to organise all visa requirements.

Skilled Migration

It is not always necessary to be sponsored by an Australian employer to work and live in Australia. Your skills may fit the profile that would attract an invitation from the Australian Government to apply for skilled migration.

Your scanned qualifications and transcripts can be assessed at Rubicon Migration Australia for likely recognition by an Australian skills assessment authority before you make an application.

And if you can demonstrate your English language level we can advise your prospects of success not only in obtaining a skills assessment suitable for migration but also of being invited to apply for skilled migration.

Requests from Immigration / Tribunal Review

Generally the Department of Home Affairs will communicate with you if it intends to make an unfavourable decision about your immigration status.

Requests from Immigration

Such communication may be in the form of a letter or email to the most recent address recorded with the Department and requires a response from you within a certain time period.

The content of that response can be crucial to your immigration future. You should always seek the advice of a Registered Migration Agent before making a response to a letter you receive from the Department of Home Affairs.

We can advise you about the implications of the letter and about the options available to you in making a suitable response.

We will prepare your response within the prescribed time limit and liaise with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf.

Tribunal Review

If you have had a visa refused or cancelled we can advise you about your rights to a Tribunal review and the likely prospects of your success.

We will arrange for an application to be made within the required time limit and assist you throughout the preparation of your case.

We will liaise on your behalf with the Tribunal and go with you to the Tribunal hearing.

Unlawful Status / Detention

Unlawful Status

The Department of Home Affairs is aware of a perpetual number of unlawful non-citizens living and working in the Australian community. Where possible the Department prefers that unlawful status be resolved through the appropriate avenues to residency status.

It is not always necessary for an unlawful person to leave Australia in order to achieve permanent residency status. We can advise you about your options for resolving your unlawful status.

We will prepare appropriate documentation and will attend with you at any interview arranged by the Department of Home Affairs.

Detention

We are situated within a short drive from Villawood Immigration Detention Centre and can arrange a consultation visit to provide immigration advice.

Detainees of other immigration detention facilities may make an appointment for a telephone consultation.

Court Appeals

It is only in limited circumstances that an immigration case can be appealed in court. We can arrange expert opinion about whether your case can be appealed and, if so, the likely prospects of success.