Services

Immigration Services

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection 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 Immigration and Border Protection.  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 Immigration and Border Protection.

We will prepare your application and lodge it with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

We will liaise with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection 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

Current Australian visas available are set out below for your interest.

Type

Subclass

Permanent/
Temporary

Visa
Business Skills

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

457

T

Temporary Work (Skilled)

186

P

Employer Nomination Scheme

187

P

Regional Sponsored Migration Sceme

401

T

Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)

420

T

Temporary Work (Entertainment)

416

T

Special Program

488

T

Superyacht Crew
Sponsored Training

402

T

Training and Research (and Professional Development)
Non-sponsored work

400

T

Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)

417

T

Working Holiday

462

T

Work and Holiday (Temporary)

988

T

Maritime crew
Student

570

T

Independent ELICOS Sector

571

T

Schools Sector

572

T

Vocational Education and Training Sector

573

T

Higher Education Sector

574

T

Postgraduate Research Sector

575

T

Non-Award Sector

576

T

Foreign Affairs and Defence Sector

580

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

117

P

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

T

Temporary (Humanitarian Concern)
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)

834

P

Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island

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 Skills visa applications by the Department of Immigration.

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.

We can also direct you to assistance in shaping a vision for your future career in Australia. Visit http://www.cfscm.com/ and http://www.aaacareermanagement.com.au/

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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, longer 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 Immigration and Border Protection 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

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is obliged to communicate with you if it intends to make an unfavourable decision about your immigration status.

Requests from Immigration

Generally such communication is 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 Immigration and Border Protection.

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 Immigration and Border Protection 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 Immigration and Border Protection 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 Immigration and Border Protection.

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.