UKRAINE

UKRAINE

UKRAINE – humanitarian amd tourist visas to be fast tracked! The Department for Home Affairs will be fast tracking visitor visas to Australia (subclass 600) for people still in Ukraine who wish to leave and Humanitarian visas for people who have crossed the borders into other countries to escape the violence https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/minister-confirms-fasttracking-of-family-visas-for-ukrainians/news-story/d58fcdbc131ad2602fedac8970c6b963?btr=b135f50a2b00969db3dc922d4a94b182 If you have family […]

Djokovic and the Australia immigration system: What happened and why

Djokovic and the Australia immigration system: What happened and why

When Novak Djokovic tried to enter Australia, he became tangled in a complex system that many people are subject to, and very few have the fame and fortune to fight. If a person comes to Australia and has any sort of mistake on their entry card, or that they seem to hold the wrong type […]

Student visas – increased work hours!

Friday 14 January 2022 Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced people on student visas could work more than 40 hours per fortnight. that the Commonwealth had lifted the 40 hour per fortnight work limitation placed on international students. This is to help with all the worker shortages. Stay tuned with Kerdo Legal for more information!

Afghan crisis: One person at a time

Afghan crisis: One person at a time

The Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan. We need your help. We know you feel overwhelmed, with most of us in lockdown, but there IS something you can do that will make a REAL difference to one person, one family. What can you do? There are people in our local community that have family members […]

Hong Kong citizens in Australia

Hong Kong citizens in Australia

We support Australia’s consideration to offer safe haven visas to Hong Kong residents following China’s oppressive security laws. Australia is one of a few countries with a humanitarian response after China enacted unjust laws removing important liberties and criminalising perceived antiPRC action (such as peaceful dissent or demonstrating) with life imprisonment. We welcome the Australian […]

COVID19, visas and coming to Australia

COVID19, visas and coming to Australia

Many people think that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused the complete closure of Australia’s borders. The borders are closed to tourists and visitors, but they are NOT closed to Australian citizens and permanent residents. So, if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or the immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent […]

Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directives

Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directives

Wills and POAs Every adult should have a will. It is difficult and frightening to think about our own death and illness at the best of times, let alone in these days of uncertainty. The thing that makes it easier for me personally to make preparations for when I become unwell or die is to […]

New Temporary Parent Visas: 3- and 5-year options

New Temporary Parent Visas: 3- and 5-year options

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870) The Department of Home Affairs has introduced a new temporary parent visa, with applications opening on 1 July 2019. These visas are being introduced as an alternative to the permanent Parent visa, which is in high demand and has extremely long waiting periods for processing. This is a good […]

Humanitarian Visas: the Community Proposal Pilot is now OPEN until 29 July 2016!

Humanitarian Visas: the Community Proposal Pilot is now OPEN until 29 July 2016!

The Community Proposal Pilot (CPP) is a national trial by the Australian government to allow communities to assist people to resettle in Australia under its Humanitarian Program. The CPP is once again taking Expressions of Interest from people with strong connections and support here in Australia. There are only 500 positions available. YOU MUST ACT NOW! Expressions of Interest cannot […]

Asylum Seekers: get all your documents & listen to your interview!

Asylum Seekers: get all your documents & listen to your interview!

If you want to apply for a protection visa in Australia, you must have all the documents, recordings and information held by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) before you put in your visa application. This is especially important if you arrived in Australia by boat. Your lawyer or migration agent must make […]

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