One of significant cases in my professional practice

In this story, you will find out how misinterpretation of general information, published on Department of Home Affairs webpage may lead to terrible consequences.

First of all, I want to remind you that the Department’s website contains only general information. These are not recommendations, not immigration advice, and not legislation.

Here is details:

My client-to-be, graduated in Australian university, explored information on Department of Home Affairs webpage and decided to apply for a Temporary graduate visa subclass 485, which was refused.


  • November 2015 – visa refusal
  • November 2015 – customer had initial consultation. My resolution – zero chances of getting a 485 visa, the reason is criteria was not satisfied (client’s education received)
  • November 2015 – development of a long-term strategy to obtain permanent residence for the client and client’s partner
  • December 2015 – beginning of our work following strategy. Applying for a visa appeal to the Tribunal.
  • 2016 – gaining official work experience in Australia
  • August 2016 – preparation of documents for a sponsorship company and a nomination
  • September 2016 – a rejection of appeal from the Tribunal. As a result, the client cannot leave Australia.
  • April 2017 – application for Minister of Immigration intervention. During this period we were preparing 200+ petition signatures and necessary documents that the client, as an employee, is urgently needed by Australian business employer.
  • April 2017 – sponsors and nominations were submitted and approved.
  • May 2017 – obtaining a Visitor visa subclass 600 with full working rights through Ministerial intervention. Yes, it is not a mistake, Minister of Immigration can grant any type of visa.
  • May 2017 – paperwork for employer sponsored visa for lodgement in Australia.
  • 2017 – applying employer sponsored visa for a client and successfully grant of  employer sponsored visa
  • 2017-2019 – work in Australia for a certain period of time sufficient to apply for a permanent residence visa
  • 2019 – preparation and submission of documents, and, finally, the long-waited and desired Permanent Residence visa.

We have been working with this client for around 5 years. We were constantly looking for changes in strategy. We were in touch constantly for adjustments in immigration strategy promptly in case of changes in Immigration legislation.

I am so happy to help this couple to cope with difficult circumstances and get much needed PR visa. It is a clear example when just one simple wrong action changed all immigration case that seemed to be an absolutely predictable path.

We are providing full immigration support for our clients and preparation of all necessary documents. The most important advantage of our clients is decision-ready submission prepared for each individual case which is detailed enough for Immigration Officer to consider all criteria to grant visa.

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