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Category: Australian Citizenship

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Citizenship ceremonies return to face-to-face format

Early this week, Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge, released a statement announcing the return of in-person citizenship ceremonies as coronavirus cases continue to remain low across the country. Citizenship ceremonies were moved online to keep to health restrictions, with over 25,000 applicants becoming Australian citizens through this unique method. Now, councils have the choice… Continue reading Citizenship ceremonies return to face-to-face format

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COVID-19, Travel Ban & What This Means For Your Visa

Dear Valued Clients, The situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia is unfolding daily and as we wake up each day to more draconian measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19, our hearts go out to all our industry partners, colleagues, clients in the many industries absolutely devastated by the pandemic and our students… Continue reading COVID-19, Travel Ban & What This Means For Your Visa

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Want Australian PR

Want Australian PR? Regional Australia is Where You Need To Be!

Immigration Minister David Coleman announced on Monday 14 October 2019 that more than 6350 regional visas were granted in the first quarter of the program year 2019-2020 and it seems the government’s push for skilled workers to move to regional Australia is taking effect. This figure is a 124 per cent jump compared to the… Continue reading Want Australian PR? Regional Australia is Where You Need To Be!

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Citizenship Changes

Get Ready – new Citizenship laws coming in July

On 20 April 2017, the government announced changes to the citizenship criteria to be made effect immediately despite not getting the bill passed through Senate. This caused great controversy among politicians and community members and embarrassingly, the bill was struck down by the Senate on 18 October 2017. But we have a persistent Immigration Minster… Continue reading Get Ready – new Citizenship laws coming in July

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Data Matching Program

Notice of ATO Data Matching Program – Are you currently on a Visa in Australia??

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has already announced that they will commence the collection of Tax File Number for 457 visa holders (and other employer sponsored migrants) along with the 457-visa change announcement in April 2017. The ATO will also acquire information on visa holders for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 financial years… Continue reading Notice of ATO Data Matching Program – Are you currently on a Visa in Australia??

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Australian Citizenship

Australian Citizenship Saga May Not Be Over

On 20 April 2017, the Australian Government’s proposed legislation to strengthen the requirements for citizenship – the proposal has now been killed off in the Senate on 18 October 2017. As a result, Citizenship applications submitted before, on or after 20 April 2017 are now being assessed against the current requirements for residence. However, changes… Continue reading Australian Citizenship Saga May Not Be Over

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Kathy and Gloria were amazing. Very responsive and helped me a lot to get my permanent residency. Also the price that they charge is so little compare to other migration agent and the service is excellent. I would definitely go again with them for myself or other members of my family.

Sanja Markoska
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Kathy Liu helped me so much this year. She answered all my questions promptly and effectively as well as providing emotional support during the pandemic. I received my permanent residency yesterday and she shared my joy. I definitely recommend her services!

Calamacat 2
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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
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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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