The right visa advice: and your peace of mind to successful visa issue
JTH Immigration Planning Consultants are lawyers who are specialised in migration.
All non-Australians travelling or working in Australia need a visa. We can assist you in determining the correct visa for you or your employees, and increase your chances of securing appropriate visa(s) for Australia expediently.
- cases involving persons over 45;
- business migration;
- appeals; and
- cases involving custody, health or character concerns.
To assist you here, we offer:
- After-hours appointments - see our services;
- For business clients, we can quickly give you an idea of the feasibility of bringing employees to Australia and offer a range of services for ongoing clients. - read more.
- Take our helpful, comprehensive migration assessment (fee applies) to find out which visas you are eligible for - we consider all visas.
- Our FAQ or immigration law information may also assist you.
We are committed to ethical conduct in the migration profession and do not accept cases we do not think will be successful.
Please write or call us for assistance.
Julie Heller | MARN 0501168
Proposed changes to citizenship eligibility
In a joint media release today the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have announced planned changes to citizenship laws. If agreed by both houses of parliament as of 20 April 2014 to qualify for citizenship applicants would:
* need to sit English language tests to demonstrate ‘competent’ English language skills;
* have held a permanent visa for at least 4 years
* be ‘integrated’ into the community - the parliamentarians envisage applicants will need to provide proof of employment, that children are enrolled in school, membership of social groups and so on
* sit a revised citizenship test that includes questions about values in relation to whether religious freedom permits female gentital mutilation or child marriage etc in Australia.
Some of these changes are obviously highly controversial. Post-WWII migrants have undoubtedly contributed enormously to Australia, and many of these migrants spoke limited or no English. Given rising illiteracy rates in schools across Australia, it may also soon be the case that the only cohort able to spell and use grammar correctly in our country will be our newest citizens.