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Followers of this Website will recall that we have reviewed a number of cases where New Zealand citizens who have lived in Australia since early childhood have had their visas cancelled on character grounds. 

In the majority of those cases, challenges that have been brought against the visa cancellations have not been successful. 

This is what makes a recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in the case of Engi and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Migration) (2017) AATA (12 September 2017) unusual and remarkable. 

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Who can meet the definition of being a “dependent child” in order to be eligible for a Child Residence visa? 

Clause 1.03 of the Migration Regulations 1994 defines the term “dependent child” to mean a child or step-child who is not in a spousal or de facto relationship and is not engaged to be married, and who falls into one of 3 distinct categories: 

* (a) the child has not yet turned 18 years of age;

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With many people now turning to the internet to look for professional services or advice, such as the service of a migration agent, it’s important not to get left behind when it comes to promoting your business online.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your business stand out and help potential clients find you.

Create a website

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Bridging Visas for many remains a tricky area in the Australian immigration law for a number of reasons.  For example, an applicant may be granted a Bridging Visa, however this Bridging Visa may not come into effect until certain event/s occur.  An applicant may be granted a Bridging Visa ranging from Bridging Visa A to Bridging Visa R.  In general, the further you work down the alphabet, the less beneficial will be the Bridging Visa (with exception to Bridging Visa B) becomes in terms of ability to travel and/or work.

 

What is a Bridging Visa?

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Migration Alliance has been asked to assist an Australian TV station to create a half-hour investigative TV program looking at visa rorts.  The TV station is trying to identify and expose the perpetrators who are making money, but also tell the stories of victims.   They are also working with language programs, so that the stories will also go out in other languages on their language platforms. The idea is to create awareness of the kinds of rorts that are out there, but to also highlight the plight of the victims and the difficulties they might have in getting justice.

The TV station is hoping to talk to victims and see if anyone is willing to share their story.

These are the types of people the TV station is hoping to find:

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