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Are you SURE you can travel overseas on your current passport?

Off to Fiji for some rest and relaxation? Going to Europe on the trip of a lifetime? If you are going on an overseas trip in the near future, you are no doubt excited and have everything planned right down to the clothes you will be wearing each day. But have you double checked your …

Refugee footballer now officially an Australian Citizen

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has become an Australian citizen after a ceremony in Melbourne. The Bahrain-born player took the oath at Melbourne’s Federation Square on Tuesday along with 200 others from 44 different countries. After enduring months of peril, Hakeem al-Araibi says he finally feels safe.  “I am very happy to get citizen. Finally no …

ANU student/staff discount on TranQuill visa consultation fees – Short time only!

For those who don’t know us – we’d love to get to know you! TranQuill are a migration law firm based in University Avenue, Canberra, so very close to ANU campus. To celebrate all the wonderful students who help make Canberra what it is we have a special offer for you. For a short time …

ANU International students at capacity

Source: Australian Financial Review The vice chancellor of The Australian National University said that while Australian universities relied on international students, research would suffer if numbers continued to grow. Professor Brian Schmidt said he had decided not to grow ANU any larger which meant limiting the number of international as well as domestic students. This …

Parents can join their children in Australia, at a price

Are you missing mum’s cooking? Or perhaps dad’s DIY skills? Do your children miss their grandparents? There is a new visa in the offing which should help with these issues, but it does come at a cost. As many as 15,000 people each year will be able to pay up to $20,000 to bring their …

‘Easy’ Permanent Residency visas up for grabs if you have the right skills

A relatively unknown fact is that for some people a permanent residency visa to Australia can be quite ‘easy’ to obtain. Tens of thousands of people look to migrate to Australia from overseas each year as skilled migrants. Indeed of the approx 190,00 PR visas issued, nearly 70% are reserved for skilled workers. Yet many …

Even billionaires can get their permanent residency cancelled

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday should be a stark warning for anyone trying to cheat the system. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-man-of-many-dimensions-the-big-chinese-donor-now-in-canberra-s-sights-20190206-p50vzt.html If you have had any illegal dealings in your past or have had any criminal convictions that you have failed to advise the department of when submitting your visa application there is a very …

Visa processing times

One of the most common questions we get, indeed probably THE most asked question is “how long will it take for me to get my visa granted?”. This is unfortunately an incredibly difficult question for us to be able to answer with any accuracy (although we work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the very …

What’s in a name?

So we’ve been asked a few times recently ‘What is behind your company name TranQuill’? Well this is simple really and it stems from the fact that Owen Harris, owner/head lawyer/registered migration agent here at our company is also a notary public and therefore the ‘Quill’ element of our company name harcs back to the …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 3 (bring the parents)

Are you an Australian resident migrant who is missing your parents? Well, plans are in the pipeline to ease this pain (for a cost). The Australian government is planning to introduce new 3 and 5 year visas that will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to join their adult children here. According to …