Australia Immigration Policy

Australia’s 1998-99 Migration Program places emphasis on the importance of skilled
migrants – migrants with a good track record in business, a high level of education and
occupational skills, or outstanding talents in a particular field.

More than half of the 68,000 places in the program is allocated to these skilled migrants. The balance is made up of family-sponsored migrants.

In addition, there is a Humanitarian Program (12,000 places in 1998-99) which caters for refugees and other people who have left their homes and countries because of war or civil strife or who have experienced human rights abuses.

All non-Australian citizens require visas for entry to Australia. Australia has 4 main visa types, these being: Permanent Australian Visas which entitle a person to remain permanently.
Temporary Australian Visas which authorize temporary stay, subject to conditions.
Protection Visas for people who have been granted refugee status.
Bridging Visas which confer temporary lawfulness on someone who would otherwise be unlawful.

Immigration and Visas Int’l Capabilities

No matter what type of Australian Visa you seek, it is important to determine on the facts of your particular case the category of visa you should apply for. Each category has special rules which apply, all of which must be satisfied before a visa can be granted.

We have set out a brief description of some of the visas available. Visa conditions and types of visas are constantly changed and added to. It is important that you provide as much history as possible in relation to your case in order that we can assist in working out the proper visa class for your application. Based on the facts of your particular case the factors we will take into account include: The likelihood of success of your application.
The cost of your application.
The time for processing your application.
Any special restrictions on your application and temporary entry options.