Investigating and arranging a visa for your pending relocation, can often be time-consuming and confusing.
Allow Santa Fe Immigration Services to remove this burden and handle all of your Immigration requirements; we do it for our valued clients every day!
Santa Fe Immigration consultants offer extensive experience in this field of expertise and can provide advice and reassurance every step of the way.
Our comprehensive range of services include:
- Immigration advice and counselling on migration requirements and eligibility. Current Australian regulations are diligently applied, giving our clients the best possible options for a successful migration application.
- Preparation and management of migration applications for permanent or temporary residence in Australia, including business migration, employer sponsored applications, skilled and family migration. We will guide you through the process step-by-step, ensuring all formalities are strictly observed and no undue delays are encountered.
- Resident return visa applications
- Regular consultations abroad with our registered migration agents
- Australian citizenship applications
- Immigration compliance
Whether you require a work visa, a temporary entry visa or are seeking permanent residence or citizenship, our consultants will provide you with all the necessary forms and information in order to complete this daunting task. After all, that’s what we are here for.
Australia’s Immigration Program at a glance
Except for Business migrants, applicants must generally be under 50 years of age in occupations included on the Gazetted List of Skilled Occupations and provide evidence of English language competency.
The Skilled and Economic Migration Program includes the following visa categories:
Skilled Independent and Skilled Nominated (Points-Based assessment)
Baseline criteria include obtaining a positive skill assessment in a gazetted occupation, be under age 50 at time of application, achieve a minimum score of 60 points under the points test, English language competency and receive an invitation to submit an application from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection under the Skill Select system.
Applicants applying under the skilled nominated category must be nominated by a State or Territory government agency or in the case of the designated area provisional visa sponsored by an eligible relative who resides in the designated area.
This permanent migration stream is available to applicants who are sponsored by an eligible Australian employer who can demonstrate a need for the particular occupation to be filled by the applicant. Applicants must be highly skilled in an occupation included on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. In most cases the applicants must be under the age of 50 although an age waiver is available in certain specified circumstances. There are three streams under the Employer Nomination Scheme, being:
- The Temporary Residence Transition stream
- For subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years on the 457 visa with their sponsoring employer in the same nominated occupation.
- Direct Entry stream
- Applicant has a positive skills assessment in a nominated occupation with at least three years relevant experience (there are some exemptions to the skills assessment and work experience requirements including nominated earnings above the Australian Taxation office top individual income tax rate)
- Agreement stream
- Available if sponsorship is through a labour agreement
The business skills program seeks to attract business owners under age 55 who have successfully operated a business and intend to become actively involved in a business in Australia as owner, part owner, an active manager or investor. The current business skills program includes three components:
- Business Owner
- State nominated investor
- Significant investor (no upper age limit or minimum English language ability required)
Contributory Parent Visa
This permanent residence category is available to parents who have the majority of their children permanently and physically resident in Australia, satisfy health and character requirements and are in a position to fund the higher visa application charges.
Spouse, De Facto, Interdependent Partner
This category is available to applicants who are married or in a de-facto /interdependent relationship with an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.
Available to dependent children sponsored by their parents who are Australian permanent residents or citizens.
There are a number of visa categories available to applicants who intend to reside in Australia on a temporary basis.
Temporary residence categories include:
- Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) for stay of 3 months to 4 years
- Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) for stay of up to 3 months (however 6 months may be considered in limited circumstances)
- Working Holiday Visas
- Student Visas
- Visitor Visas
Visas should always be arranged several months prior to travel to Australia, plan well ahead.
Office Contact Details
Telephone Number: 02 92624477
Address: Level 6, 50 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone Number: 03 9863 6150
Address: St Kilda Rd Towers, Level 1, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
**Santa Fe Immigration Services also has an office in New Zealand. For New Zealand visa enquiries please see contact details below:
Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone Number: +64 9 363 9591
Address: Plaza Level, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
(PO Box 4008, Shortland Street, Auckland)
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