• West Aussie Migration.

    Our Perth based migration & emigration consultancy will provide migration advice to any person wishing to come to or remain in Australia.

  • West Aussie Migration.

    Registered with the office of the migration agent registration authority (MARA)

    Migration Agents Registration Number (MARN):1387008

About Us

West Aussie Migration is a Perth based migration consultancy registered with the Office of the Migration Agent Registration Authority.

West Aussie Migration provides migration advice to any person wishing to come to or remain in Australia.

Specialising in employer sponsored temporary and permanent visa applications, investor visas, partner visas, entertainment visa applications, as well as applications to the Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, West Aussie Migration aims to ensure the best possible outcome for its clients.

Attention to detail and a thorough understanding of Australian Migration law characterises West Aussie Migration as a company.

For students, West Aussie Migration's subsidiary West Aussie Education can help you with finding the optimal course to study and through its parent company West Aussie Migration can offer migration advice.

Contact today via ash[@]waed.com.au

Our Specialisations

Please visit our VISAs page for more information or for different VISA options.

For complex cases, click here, or contact us.

Registered Migration Agent

Be aware that only registered migration agents can legally give migration advice within Australia.

Registered migration agents are bound by their Code of Conduct to maintain an up to date knowledge of Australian Migration Law.

Migration law is constantly changing, avoid possible pitfalls and save yourself time by using a registered migration agent today.

Migration Agents Registration Number 1387007 (Thomas Griffiths)

Click here to read information on the Migration Agent’s Code of Conduct.

Click here to read information on the regulation of the migration agent profession.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can West Aussie Migration provide migration advice for all of Australia, not just Western Australia?

    Yes, do not let the name fool you. Australian immigration law is controlled by the Australian Commonwealth Government and is the same across all of Australia. West Aussie Migration can provide migration advice for anyone wishing to come and live anywhere within Australia.

  • How do I get in contact with West Aussie Migration?

    Either fill in the online enquiry form here. Or call 08 9278 2543 to speak with a consultant today.

  • What is West Aussie Migration’s opening hours?

    West Aussie Migration’s opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made outside of normal office hours to accommodate people who have work commitments.

  • Why use West Aussie Migration?

    West Aussie Migration is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority and can legally provide migration advice within Australia. Registered agents are required by law to keep their knowledge of migration law up to date. Migration law is constantly changing, avoid possible pitfalls and save yourself time by using a registered migration agent like West Aussie Migration today.

Blog

The end of Regional Skilled Migration Status for Perth?

Labor vowes to remove Perth from RSMS scheme due to ongoing unemployment levels

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WA Labor have pledged to remove Perth from having RSMS status from the 11th March 2017 if they win the upcoming State election.

Labor are currently strong favourites to win the election and so there is a very real possibility of change.

This would mean that the 457 visa would remain as the sole option for international student graduates or overseas skilled people wishing to be sponsored by a company with limited work experience.

The other big effect this would have is that the occupation list for 457 visas is considerably smaller.

West Aussie Migration can help you prepare any RSMS or subclass 187 visas quickly and professionally so if you have plans to use this visa to stay in Australia, act quick and contact WAM today to avoid being disappointed by these upcoming changes.

Please click here for the interviews with Bill Shorten MP and Mark McGowan MP.

Recent changes to Work and Holiday and Working Holiday Visa Applications

Hungary, Luxembourg and San Marino added for Work and Holiday visas

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The Federal goverment has made some changes to the Work and Holiday and Working Holiday visa scheme.

The legislative change was made on 20 December 2016 and specifies Hungary, Luxembourg and San Marino as eligible Work and Holiday (Temporary) (Class US) visa partner countries.

As with most other partner visa countries under this scheme, applicants will need tertiary qualifications or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study.

Further details including the respective application addresses can be found at the following link.

If you need help with your application or want Migration Advice, please contact us through the website or via visas@westaussiemigration.com

"Backpacker Tax": Federal Government dumps plan

The Australian government is no longer considering slugging backpackers with a 32.5% tax.

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The new deal was signed off by the cabinet on 27 September 2016 and instead levies a 19% tax from the first dollar earned.

This is comparable to the entry level bracket for residents of Australia.

While many farming and industry lobby groups expressed satisfaction with today's deal, the Tourism and Transport Forum said it was furious the lower tax would be offset by an increase in the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC).

The Government's original tax plan was expected to recoup $500 million from the backpacker tax. To offset the lower tax rate it will increase the passenger departure tax by $5.

Among the changes is the news that the Commonwealth will seize 95 cents in the dollar of backpackers' superannuation when they leave the country.

There has also been visa rule changes that increase the age limit on the so-called working holiday makers from 30 to 35.

Please see the following link here for statements from various government ministers and industry spokespeople.

West Aussie Migration is an industry leader in helping with visa enquiries for backpackers and given Western Australia's reputation as a farming state, there is no better place to start your Australian adventure!

A Temporary Parent Visa? Australian Public invited to comment on proposal

The Australian government is considering developing a visa for parents of Australians who wish to visit them

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While several visa options are already available for parents to spend time with their family in Australia, community feedback indicates that a fresh approach should be considered.

Prior to the recent federal election, the government indicated that if re-elected it would enhance existing visa arrangements to enable sponsored parents to visit their family in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years.

Although there are serveral visas available to the parents of migrants, there have also been limits on these visas.

These limits are said to recognise the challenges Australia must face due to an ageing population, as well as the overall budget impact of older migrants. The limits also reflect the Government’s priority of providing visa pathways for the children and partners of Australians, as well as the need to target young skilled migrants to maximise the economic benefits of migration.

Although there are certain costs that eldery migrant parents can bring with, such as increased claims on the healthcare and aged care systems, they can also provide certain benefits particularly in the areas of childcare and cultural education.

Given the large costs that migrant parents cause to the Australian tax system, proposals to considerably raise the visa application charge have been mooted.

However other proposals include changing the visa arrangements so that the so-called 'sponsoring children' bear more of the costs including income and health support requirements.

This proposal by the government thus contains some of the following features:

  • entry and stay is not to burden Australia’s health care system, and adequate private health insurance from an Australian provider must be obtained by the parent;
  • applicants are to be sponsored by their Australian child ;
  • there is to be a bond arrangement, based on the AoS scheme (basically payments equivalent to the Australian pension must be lodged with the government; and
  • a concurrent migration application is not necessary and the visa will be granted up to 5 years with further extensions of 5 years available.

If you wish to have input into this process, please email your ideas to temporary.parent.visa@border.gov.au

All submissions should be received by midnight on 31 October 2016 (AEDT) and should be in Microsoft Word format.

For a more in-depth breakdown of the above dot points, the government proposal can be found here in full.

Contact West Aussie Migration today if you would like assistance with lodging a proposal.

Entrepreneur Visa - Another option to Permanent Residency

Changes mean a new pathway to Permanent Residency in Australia

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A new visa has been announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The changes took effect on 10 September 2016 and created new streams within the Business Innovation and Investment visa class.

This visa is for entrepreneurs who meet all the following criteria:

  • 'high calibre entrepreneurs' with $200,000 financial backing from third parties in Australia, including government agencies;
  • who are nominated by a State or Territory government;
  • who meet residence requirements; and
  • complete successful entrepreneurial activities in Australia

If you are under 55 years old and have a competent level of English, this could be your ticket to moving to the sunburnt country and starting a successful business.

If you have a flair for entrepreneurship and would like permanent residency in Australia, contact West Aussie Migration today. Our Principal Migration Consultant, Thomas Griffiths, has a proven track record in preparing successful applications for the Business Innovation and Investment Visa Class.

Contact

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