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How long does it take to get a visa to Australia?

The processing time varies depending on the type of visa you apply for, for instance student visa applications are usually finalised within 1-3 months, partner visas within 12-15 months, permanent employer sponsored visas within 6-8 months from the date of lodgment. Have a look at the service standards of the Department for more information HERE

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Can I work in Australia?

If you want to work in Australia, you have to apply for a visa which allows you to work. We can advise you on the best visa to apply which suits your circumstances. You can check the different visa types HERE

Who can I include in my visa application?

Generally you can include your spouse and dependent children in your applications, however it depends on the type of visa you apply for.

 

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Can I work as a student visa holder?

Students are permitted to work maximum 40 hours fortnightly (or 20 hours weekly) once their course has commenced.

Do I need to undergo a health assessment for my visa application?

Depending on the type of visa you are applying medical examination may be required.

 

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Do I need to have a skills assessment?

Depending upon the class of visa you apply for, a positive skills assessment can be one of the requirements to have a visa granted.

 

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Can I apply for more than one visa application at the same time?

Nothing stops you from applying for more than one application, however we recommend that you seek further advice before doing so.

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How long does it take to get a visa to Australia?

The processing time varies depending on the type of visa you apply for, for instance student visa applications are usually finalised within 1-3 months, partner visas within 12-15 months, permanent employer sponsored visas within 6-8 months from the date of lodgment. Have a look at the service standards of the Department for more information HERE

Migration to Australia / Visa to Australia / 457 visa / Skilled visa / RSMS visa / State sponsorship / Student visa - Open Migration

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