Frequent Traveller Stream

Frequent Traveller Stream Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa

From 12 December 2016, a trial of the new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveller’ Visitor visa will commence for holders of passports from the People’s Republic of China who are applying from within mainland China. This stream has been eagerly awaited and allows non-Australians to visit Australia for tourism or business activities for up to a period… Continue reading Frequent Traveller Stream Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa

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Ever dreamed of studying in Australia?

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program offers prospective international students the opportunity to study, compile research as well as gain professional experience in Australia via competitive, merit-based scholarships to high-achieving students. The program is designed for postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, professionals and VET students. Successful applicants receive financial support with regards to travel and establishment… Continue reading Ever dreamed of studying in Australia?

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Temporary Parent Visa?

The Australia government is investigating the creation of a new Temporary Parent Visa for parents wanting to visit family in Australia. The proposed Temporary Parent Visa would enable sponsored parents to visit their families in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years. The government believes that parents should have the opportunity to… Continue reading Temporary Parent Visa?

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Social Media Warning

WARNING! Individuals applying for visas have recently been cautioned about what they post on social media sites, as the Department of Immigration undertakes a thorough social media check on all applicants. The Australian Federal Circuit Court has recently ruled that information on Facebook has an evidentiary value and therefore can stand in court. One must… Continue reading Social Media Warning

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Visa Break for Student and Entrepreneurs

If you are a bright student wanting to remain in Australia, or a striving entrepreneur, take note – recent changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration Program could be life changing. The new policy includes a change to the Skilled Migration Program’s Points Test System (pertaining to students), and the introduction of the new Entrepreneur Visa. With… Continue reading Visa Break for Student and Entrepreneurs

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Why you need a registered migration agent

Australia’s immigration law can be very complex and unforgiving. For this reason, the Department of Immigration in Australia encourages visa applicants to utilise the services of a registered migration agent to help them navigate this confusing landscape successfully. Additionally, it is against the law for an unregistered third-party to provide immigration advice or assistance. Therefore,… Continue reading Why you need a registered migration agent

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Need a 457 visa fast?

Other than putting your life on hold to wait for a visa to gain entry into Australia, what happens when you are already in Australia, and you want to convert the visa that you have – and time is running out! The fact that you’re reading this indicates that you probably already know that we’re… Continue reading Need a 457 visa fast?

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Customer’s Experience With Us


I recently had the privilege of working with Southern Stone Immigration Agency and specifically, Kathy, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. From start to finish, Southern Stone and Kathy provided exceptional service and demonstrated an unparalleled level of expertise in immigration matters. What sets Southern Stone Immigration Agency apart is their genuine care...

Lin Gan

I found Southern stone through the internet and seen all the great reviews and thought they would have to be good. I got in contact with Kathy and she was so responsive and clear with all her swift responses throughout my time working with her. I had a 461 partner visa declined due to immigration receiving my visa application late as it’s a paper application. She argued with every...

Mark Nalty

It is so refreshing to speak to a migration agency who is willing to listen to you and readily provide you with useful information for a simple question without even discussing fees. What great customer service! We will be definitely engaging with Southern Stone for our future application.

Sarah Coherny

Thank you Gloria for helping me with my inquiries. I would recommend your services to all my friends and relatives.

Swapnil Patel
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