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Liana - Allan

Liana - Allan

Liana Allan is probably Australia's best known migration agent. Liana is the owner of Legal Training Australia Pty Ltd which is a professional development firm training Australian migration agents and owner of Visacorp Pty Ltd migration agency. Liana's main passion is serving the needs of the migration agent community and providing migrants with information that can truly assist them as they seek to create a new life in Australia. Liana plays netball twice a week and enjoys great food and the occasional glass of Shiraz. Liana lives in Sydney, Australia and has two children. Liana is married.

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The following information has been sent from VETASSESS to migration agents via email:

"We are pleased to announce that on 1 August 2017, we are launching Priority Processing service for our General Professional Occupation applicants.

This premium service will offer applicants the option to fast track their application for an additional fee. We understand that some applications need to be processed with urgency - Priority Processing will ensure that the application is finalised within 10 business days.
Consideration for Priority Processing will only be given to new ONLINE applications lodged after 1 August. Full details about this service including the eligibility criteria to be considered will be available on the website from Tuesday 1 August 2017.

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Are you working with Chinese migrants or others interested in the Significant Investor Visa? 

Come along to the BasisPoint SIV Chinese Investment and Integration event on Wednesday 3rd May and hear the latest SIV updates from founder David Chin as well as insights from intergeneration migrant families. 

Migration Alliance has negotiated an 8% discount on individual tickets for agents to join the MA tables or network amongst the audience of investment managers, venture capital funds, property, bankers, accountants, lawyers and other professionals serving Chinese clients. Use the discount code "MA888" when clicking on the link here. 

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I find it hard to believe that nearly a quarter of 2017 is already behind us, but it’s true to say that one of the hottest topics occupying the international and Australian media over the first few months of this year has been immigration, an issue which is of course close to my heart.

Much of that commentary has been sparked by the unprecedented media furore around the inauguration and ensuing actions of new US President Donald Trump.

Throughout the course of his presidential campaign, Trump put issues of immigration high on the agenda, making the construction of a “wall” between the US and Mexico a core promise, and repeatedly raising the idea of banning or restricting Muslims from migrating to America.

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The following news has been released by the DIBP:

Migration agents representing visa applicants must complete decision-ready Assurance of Support (AoS) claims to the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Submitting an incomplete application will delay the processing of the AoS claim and consequently will also delay the finalisation of your client’s associated visa application. Incomplete applications for AoS may also result in an AoS claim being refused which could lead to a refusal decision on your client’s application by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Ensure your clients provide all the required supporting documentation including:

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URGENT WARNING:

Criminals have hacked the Migration Alliance VOIP phone number 02 90081306 and are passing off as police, the DIBP and other authorities to try and extract money from persons across Australia.

If you receive a call from our phone number, 0290081306, and the caller states they are from the police or other government department please report this to your local police station.  So far we have reports of calls being made to the states of NSW and VIC.

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