These are some of the additional services that we offer.
Through our combined 30 years of business experience, we analyse our clients’ circumstances, needs and goals and develop visa pathways for their future.
Contact us for a consultation or visit our visas page for some visa options.
PROFESSIONAL YEAR PLACEMENT
IT, Accounting and Engineering graduates who wish to have the competitive edge over others, when it comes to graduate positions, can undertake a Professional Year Program through a range of providers that we are in partnership with.
In addition to learning valuable employment skills and a 3 month internship experience, this program will also benefit graduates of the program with 5 points in the Points Test for Subclass 189, 190 and 489 Skill Select applications.
DOHA MONITORING & COMPLIANCE AUDIT
An approved Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) has an obligation to maintain records on its 457/482 visa holders, in line with the details declared in its application. If an audit is conducted by the DOHA and their monitoring officers believe a breach has occurred, then the sponsor may be subject to a number of sanctions.
It is essential that sponsors maintain their obligations and accurate records of their employees at all times. We can review organisations ensuring sponsors remain compliant, and represent sponsors in the event of a DOHA compliance audit.
Most temporary visa applicants are required to hold a certain level of health insurance. The legislative requirements of health insurance that visa applicants must hold differ depending on the class of visa applied for and by the nationality of the applicant.
We have teamed up with a range of insurance providers to organise and ensure you attain a competitive rate for health insurance.
POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES
Many visas require applicants to attain police clearance certificates from countries where they have lived in for more than 12 months over the past 10 years.
We facilitate and guide our clients through this process.
EMPLOYEE WORK-RIGHTS AUDIT
We offer a full employee work rights audit service that will provide you with a detailed audit report on all employees of your business, their work restrictions, visa validities and migration solutions for those employees who may require it.
Since the introduction of The Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Act 2013 on 1st June 2013, employers are subject to criminal and civil penalties in the event that they breach certain employment regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the following example: employing overseas workers (students, tourists, temporary residents) who are in breach of their work rights. Whether it be employing a student for more than 40 hours per fortnight, a Working Holiday visa holder for more than 6 months, a tourist visa holder, or an employee whose visa expired without the employer’s knowledge.
A contravention of the Civil Penalty Provisions carries a possible fine of up to $49,500 for corporations and $9,900 for individuals. However, the legislation does enable the Department of Immigration and Department of Home affairs (DOHA) to issue an infringement notice as an alternative to court action for one-fifth of the maximum civil penalty. Civil penalty orders will be sought in cases of repeated non-compliance.
Companies breaching the criminal provisions face fines of up to $66,000 while convicted individuals may be fined $13,200 or imprisoned for up to 2 years.
One of the crucial and challenging components and pre-requisites for skilled migration and certain business sponsored visas is to attain a positive skills assessment.
With 35 skills assessing authorities, each with different requirements and regulations, it can be a confusing and stressful stage in the visa process.
Having facilitated over 1000 skills assessments, I-migration’s experience and knowledge in this area has led us to our 99.8% success rate.
We arrange foreign documents to be officially translated into English so they are accepted by the Department of Home affairs (DOHA) and skills assessing authorities.