Migration Services

We are skilled in migration services, including visa applications, permanent residency pathways, and tribunal and refusal representation.

Migration services are an ever evolving and precisely governed area. We have a wealth of experience in migration law and work closely with government agencies to ensure successful outcomes for our clients.

At H&O, we provide services ranging from visa applications, permanent residency pathways, and tribunal and refusal representation.

Business Visas

Australia is an ideal location for people wanting to establish a business or invest in a company. The Australian Business Skills Migration program encourages successful business people (Business Owners, Investors & Senior Executives) to settle permanently in Australia to develop new or existing businesses. This visa stream provides a unique opportunity for the international business world to invest in and establish Australian businesses. Our main services regarding Australian Business Skills migration include the following three categories of visas:

  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).
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Employer Sponsored Visas

Employers can sponsor or nominate workers to remain in Australia for both temporary and permanent visas. It is vital that a suitable visa is chosen based on the type and length of employment. We offer services to employers with all sponsorship, nomination, visa applications, ENS and RSMS applications including Regional Certifying Bodies (RCBs). We manage the following employer sponsorship visa subclasses:

  • Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
  • Employer Nomination scheme (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration scheme (subclass 187)

Family Visas

Immigrating to Australia as a family is an emotionally charged and challenging process. At H&O, we understand the sensitivity and care required when applying for visas to maintain the family unit. Family visas are available for partners, children, parents, and other family members. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with multiple subclasses of family visas including:

  • Partner and Prospective Marriage visas (subclasses 820, 801, 309, 100)
  • Contributory and Non-Contributory Parent visas (subclasses 143, 173)
  • Child visa (subclass 101)
  • Visas for other family members such as parents, orphan relatives, carers, aged dependent relatives, and remaining relatives

Global Talent Visa Program

The Global Talent Visa Program (subclass 858) is a streamlined pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. It is designed to promote growth in Australia’s innovation and technology industries and offers opportunities for applicants to live and work permanently in Australia. There are multiple criteria to fulfil including having evidence of internationally recognised outstanding achievement. We can assist clients throughout the application process including facilitating domestic nomination.

Refugee & Humanitarian Visas

The refugee and humanitarian visa program aims to protect vulnerable people who are seeking asylum or will face persecution in their country of origin. At H&O, we provide the fast and efficient action necessary to ensure our clients’ safety. The visas range from onshore temporary to permanent protection across a range of categories including women at risk, political asylum, and refugees. We can assist with the following visas:

  • Permanent Protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
  • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)
  • Refugee Visa (subclass 200)
  • In-country Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 201)
  • Global Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 202)
  • Emergency Rescue visa (subclass 203)
  • Woman at Risk visa (subclass 204)
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Refusal & Tribunal Representation

Depending on the circumstances of a visa refusal, you may have the right to appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) or begin another migration pathway. We understand this is a very difficult and anxious time for those who have been refused and, therefore, we collaborate with government agencies and our clients to find the best outcome. We are able to prepare and advise on AAT submissions, new applications, visa statuses, court representation and refusal notifications.

Skilled Visas

Australia is an incredibly popular destination for skilled migrants. The Skilled Migration Program is a points-based system designed to attract qualified and experienced professionals to occupations in demand. H&O has handled applications for all skilled migration subclasses and skills assessing authorities. We can assist you in navigating the options to reach a successful outcome. Our main areas of our expertise are:

  • Points-tested, family-sponsored and state-sponsored skilled visa (subclasses 189, 190, 491)
  • Choosing the right occupation to apply for skills assessment
  • Helping applicants gain qualifications, work experience, language ability, Professional Year, NAATI

Student Visas

If you are a student or looking to become a full-time student of a recognised education institution, we offer tailored student migration pathways. Our programs cater for study at all levels of education including primary and secondary school, vocational education and training (VET), English language courses, and higher education (including universities). With Australia offering world-class educational facilities there are a range of pathways offering varying study times, courses, and campuses. We have experience with the following visas:

  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Visitor or Working Holiday Visa (subclass 600); Perfect for students requiring shorter stays
  • Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485); So eligible international students who have completed an Australian education can stay in Australia for further studies or work experience.

Being my first time applying for PR in a foreign country, I was drowned by all the info on the internet with all the different requirements and routes that I was eligible for. There was little time for me to do my own due diligence due to work and other commitments. I went to H&O Lawyers for both my 485 and 491 Visa applications because I was introduced to them by a family member. The staff at H&O Lawyers have always been very helpful and patient when discussing my application and concerns. They really sit down and listen to you and give professional advice tailored to your personal circumstances. Overall, I have been very satisfied with their service thus far.

L.W.Z (Acted for since 2021)

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