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143 Visa FAQ

on Monday, 12 May 2014.

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What this visa lets you do

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa to:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

 

457 VISA FAQ

on Tuesday, 01 April 2014.

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Q:        Do I have to conduct paid advertising to meet the labour market testing evidence requirement for the subclass 457?

Short Answer

​A:        No. Paid advertising will not be considered more favourably than free advertising for the purpose of evidencing labour market testing.

Q:        Are there exemptions to labour market testing in the subclass 457 programme?

A:        You may be exempt from needing to provide evidence of having tested the local labour market on the basis of the skill level of the nominated occupation. Exemptions can also apply in the event of a major disaster.

 

Enduring Power of Attorney

on Monday, 20 January 2014.

Enduring Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you appoint the person or trustee organization of your choice to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive.

You may, for instance, be traveling overseas and want to give your attorney access to your bank accounts to pay your bills or manage your finances. Alternatively, it can be useful to have an Enduring Power of Attorney if you become unwell and are no longer able to manage your financial affairs.

 

Enduring Power of Guardianship

on Monday, 20 January 2014.

Enduring Power of Guardianship

POWERS OF AN ENDURING GUARDIAN

The Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 s 25 provides the ability to make an enduring power of guardianship.

Enduring powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship are different in that they deal with different aspects of peoples lives. They are both arrangements which allow a person to plan ahead, thereby providing a possible alternative to the involvement of the Guardianship Board at a later stage in someone’s life should they become legally incapacitated.

 

Successful Case Study - Family Sponsored Visitor's Visa (600)

on Monday, 12 May 2014.

Successful Case Study - Family Sponsored Visitor's Visa (600)

Person A came to Winters Solicitor in hope of sponsoring his sister (visa applicant 1) and niece (visa applicant 2) to Australia on a Family Sponsored Visitor (subclass 600) visa. Both applicants were from Uyghur, China

Visa applicant 1’s previous visitor visa application was refused by the Immigration Department on the ground that there was a high tendency for visa applicant 1 to remain in Australia due to the circumstances in her home country.

 

Successful case study - RSMS

on Monday, 12 May 2014.

Successful case study - RSMS

In March 2012, Mr A’s business migration visa application was refused. With the recommendation of a friend, Mr A came to Winters Solicitors to seek for migration advice.

Assessing the Applicant

Ms Sun and Mr Winter assessed Mr A’s working experiences in China, education background and personal assets. Ms Sun and Mr Winter also looked at the reasons for the refusal of business visa. After making appropriate assessments, they designed a migration plan for Mr A.

Mr A was advised not to appeal the decision of the Department of Immigration or to re-submit the application. The reason for this is because Mr A did not provide sufficient evidence to prove his financial capacity. Further to that, there will be 1 year waiting period for both appealing the decision and resubmitting the application.

 

Superannuation and Your Will

on Monday, 12 May 2014.

Superannuation and Your Will

In Australia, every person who works (or who has worked) will be a member of a superannuation fund. In some cases the superannuation fund could be worth a great deal. In every case, it is important to make plans to distribute the balance of the fund, if any, upon death.

Most people seem to assume that the proceeds of superannuation will automatically form part of their estate and will be dealt with by their Wills after death.

This is not in fact the case.

 

WILL INSTRUCTIONS

on Monday, 12 May 2014.

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Please Download the Winters Lawyers Will Instructions in PDF form from the link below.

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