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Visa type: Subclass 190, VIC sponsored
EOI Lodged: 1 Feb 2021
EOI Invitation: 22 March 2021

Date of visa application: 19 April 2021
Date of visa grant: 6 August 2021
Occupation: Social Worker

Work Visa Lawyers were very professional and responsive. I have had a lot of anxiety about my application, due... Read more

Visa type: Partner (Temporary) (class UK) Partner (subclass 820) visa
Country of Passport: United States
Date Visa Granted: 10 September 2018

Thanks to the help from Christina, and everyone at Work Visa Lawyers, I was able to successfully get my visa.

They were with me every step, which allowed me... Read more

Assistance Applying for Work Rights on a Bridging Visa Email received on 17 October 2014

Hi Chris

By writing this letter, I want to thank you in guiding us threw the forest of government requirements for a gaining a bridging visa with work rights.

A friend, who also works in the lawyer environment recommended... Read more

Visa type: Subclass 491
Date of visa application: 20 October 2020
Date of visa grant: 11 December 2020
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Passport: India

Profound thanks to Chris, Wendy and Team.

Without the expertise of the team I doubt if I would have made through the legal process of obtaining my 491 visa... Read more

Why Consult an Immigration Lawyer

Are you thinking about making the move to Australia? Many people write their visa applications themselves, only to have their application rejected because they aren't familiar with all the legal requirements. Australia's immigration laws are complicated and always changing and if you get it wrong, you will lose your application fees and you may even be barred from applying again. If you want the best chance of having your Australian visa application approved the first time, you should consult an immigration lawyer in Australia. At Work Visa Lawyers, we give your application the best chance of success.

Work Visa Lawyers is located in Adelaide, South Australia, and we are known for our high visa success rate. We have helped a wide array of individuals and businesses to achieve Australian visas, appeals, and citizenship applications. Our clients include the following:

  • Students
  • Workers
  • Family members of individuals that have acquired permanent Australian citizenship
  • Business or corporations ranging from small to large

We take the utmost care with your matter and are committed to achieving your goals in the fastest timeframe possible. 

Our services include:

  • Visa applications
  • Visa refusal appeals
  • Visa cancellation appeals
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearings
  • Citizenship applications
  • Australian migration advice
Our team of Registered Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers has over 80 years' experience combined, and would love to help you with your Australian immigration journey.

The Application Process


For most Australian visa applications, we follow the following process:

Pre Visa Application

The first step is a consultation to assess which visa is the best option for you. We will ask you questions about your goals and your pesonal situtation to see which visas might suit you, and whether you can meet their criteria.

We then work with you to collect all the relevant paperwork, write an application for you, and submit it on your behalf - giving your application the best chance of success.

Post Visa Application

Once the application has been submitted, we will follow up with the Australian Government to check on the application's status and keep you informed of its progress.

Final Decision of the Application

After your application has been approved, you must comply with any conditions that attach to the visa. We will explain these to you and anything you need to do to comply with your visa.

We expect your application to be successful but if for any reason it is not, we will explain to you why this has happened and what options are available to you for an appeal or re-application.

Book an appointment with us today and find out how Work Visa Lawyers can give you the best chance of success.

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Chris Johnston, Principal Lawyer

Work Visa Lawyers knows times are tough, but that shouldn't stop you from following your dreams! You can rely on our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents for all your Australian migration matters. Book an appointment online today to speak with our immigraton experts and make your Australia dream a reality.

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On 19 April 2017 the Skilled Occupation Lists were changed and renamed as follows:

Skilled Occupation List (SOL)  →  Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL)

Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)  →  Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

On 1 July 2017 changes were announced to the Skilled Occupation Lists with the addition and removal of occupations, and the establishment of different MLTSSL and STSOL occupation lists for different visa categories.

To check if your occupation is on the correct Skilled Occupation List, follow the instructions below:


If you are applying for the following visas:

  • Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored (Relative) Visa
  • Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa
Check the MLTSSL here

If you are applying for the following visas:

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored (State/Territory) Visa
Check the STSOL here

If you are applying for the following visas:

  • Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa
  • Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa - Direct Entry Stream
Check the Combined List of Eligible Occupations here


Please note that for the 457 visa applications, your visa will only be valid for 2 years if your occupation is on the STSOL; and 4 years if your occupation is on the MLTSSL.


If you are applying for the following visas:

  • Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa
Check the applicable occupation list here

If you are applying for the following visas:

  • Subclass 407 Training Visa applications with Nomination eligibility type 2
Check the applicable occupation list here

Please note that additional requirements apply for a visa application, such as:

  • age
  • English ability
  • qualifications
  • work experience
  • occupation caveats
  • sponsorship requirements
  • nomination requirements

To obtain a detailed and complete assessment of your eligibility to apply, contact Work Visa Lawyers to book an initial consultation now!

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At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Student Visas, Skilled Migration visas, Business visas, Employer-Sponsored visas, Partner, and other Family Migration visas, as well as Migration Review Tribunal, Judicial Review, and Ministerial Intervention. Based in Adelaide South Australia, our Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents provide migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

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