Skilled Migration

SA 491
75 points
Invitation Received: 06/02/2023
Visa Granted: 11/07/2023


Hi Chris, Wendy, and your Team,

  My heart is glad and full of gratitude for the amazing work that you have done for me.    I have lost count of the number of times that I have opened this Grant Notification, read, read again and again and still, can't believe that that's my name on it! The joy in my heart is unbelievable and the grin on my face is priceless. I hoped for the best but I had no idea how it'd make me feel, sure it is indescribable!   Thank you Chris for your wise counsel since the first day, your candidness, your time, your truthfulness, integrity and expertise - it is matchless! I know that at the beginning it was uncertain and practically impossible to beat the odds given my previous misstep with Visa Application but With your amazing Team you have guided... Read more

Read other skilled migration testimonials

Business Investment Migration

Visa Grant Date: 27 August 2020


We would like to thank the Work Visa Lawyers, particularly Chris who worked with us in the earlier stages of preparing our dossier and Wendy who helped us review all our documents.

Special thanks must go to Wendy who has given us many good ideas for improving our application, pointing out our shortcomings and guidance as the professional agent.

This visa would not have been granted if we didn't have your patience and unfailing support during the months we were exiled of the request for more information from the case officer.

Finally, we would like to thank you again for every effort you have made and wish you and your team the best of success in all of your future.

We would highly recommend your services to anybody.


Read more

Read other business investment migration testimonials

Partner and Family Migration

870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

The Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, commonly known as the 870 visa, is a temporary visa that allows parents to stay in Australia for a longer period to be with their children who are permanent residents or citizens of Australia. This visa was introduced to provide parents with more options to reunite with their children and spend extended periods with their families in Australia.


The 870 visa allows parents to stay in Australia for up to three or five years per visa, depending on the application. It is a temporary visa and does not lead to permanent residency in Australia. However, it can be a valuable option for parents who wish to spend an extended period with their children without the need to continuously apply for visitor visas.


To be eligible for the 870 visa, parents must be sponsored by their child, who must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor must also meet certain income requirements.

Key features:

One of the key features of the 870 visa is the ability to renew it for a total stay of up to 10 years, providing a long-term option for parents to spend time with... Read more

Read other partner and family migration testimonials

Employer Sponsored Visas 457 186 187

Visa type: RSMS Direct Entry 187 Visa
Date of visa approval: 21 August 2023
Date of testimonial: 28 August 2023

I highly recommend Chris and his solid team of migration lawyers to everyone they are the best visa lawyers in Adelaide. After facing disappointment with a few different visa migration agents in the past my friend recommended me to visit Work Visa Lawyers.

My first meeting with Chris was absolutely phenomenal Chris guided me really well and explained all the different pathways that would help me reach my ambition! After my interaction with Chris, I felt very positive and had a sense of feeling that I was now heading in the right direction.

Trang demonstrated the utmost professionalism and worked really hard work toward my visa application.

Because of the right guidance and efforts put into my application, I was finally granted a permanent resident visa. From my experience, I strongly recommend everyone to visit work visa Lawyers they are genuinely very knowledgeable and the best lawyers in the industry!! Thank you once again, Chris, Trang, and all the work visa lawyers team members for helping us reach the... Read more

Read other employer sponsored visas testimonials


Notification of grant of a Student (Temporary) (class TU) Vocational Education and Training Sector (subclass 572) visa

Country of origin: Greece

Dear Chris and Christine

With this email I would to thank you so much for one more time because it is the second time for me that you have made my dream to come true. And both times you did a great job.

Before I contacted you I had consultation with another visa agent who put me in lot of trouble that you had to address after with a big success, and I thank you for that.

Then I talk to a friend of mine, who had already experienced your services with big success, I made an appointment with you.

You helped me than to go through this difficulty, and you did this now once more. Also with very good results you helped a friend of mine who came to you after me.

You have been there for me at all times.

In this last time, I want to thank with a huge thanks Christine who was a very warm and gentle person, helping me at all times, in all my questions...

Thank you Christine!

I am sure that at my last step to this effort you will be... Read more

Read other student testimonials

Advocacy including Character and Health

Partner Visa Onshore - Successful Health Waiver - Public Interest Criteria PIC 4007

From: United Kingdom
Testimonial received: 23 May 2016

Dear Chris,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for everything that you did helping us to gain my temporary partner visa and health waiver.

At a time that was overwhelming and confusing, your calm manner really helped to focus us at every step of the way. You made a clear plan of the information and documents we needed to gather and kept us informed throughout the process.

Living in the country it was great that we could Skype you to discuss progress rather than having to make the 4 hour round trip. I really appreciated that you were honest and didn’t make any promises about what could be achieved.

Read more

Read other Advocacy including character and health testimonials

Temporary Activity Visas

The Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) program is a new stream for the 408 visa, frequently used by entertainment industry workers.

The SISA is a pilot program that will run from 21 November 2018 to 30 November 2021. The strong focus of this visa is on entrepreneurship migration in South Australia, as the South Australian government strives to stimulate innovation.

Learn more about the SISA program by clicking here.


SISA Application Process

Applicants looking to go through the SISA program need to follow the steps below:

Obtain one of the following: Chief Entrepreneur endorsement, or Ecosystem provider support Immigration SA application Apply for a subclass 408 visa under the Australian Government endorsed event stream


Requirements for the SISA program

Requirements for this program include:

Must be under 45 years old Have at least vocational English Have sufficient funds to support yourself and any family members Have a business concept, idea or proposal that satisfies the following: in-depth knowledge or expertise in the product or service you are targeting business concept demonstrates genuine innovation, novel intellectual property, or high barriers to entry commitment to developing a start-up project in SA secured support of a selected service provider who has reviewed your project proposal the project has strong potential to create local employment and export revenue for SA the project will have... Read more

Read other Temporary Activity Visas testimonials

Global Talent & Distinguished Talent

Country of Passport: United States
Type of Visa: 858 Distinguished Talent
Sector: Sports and High-Performance Industry
EOI Lodged: September 2021
Visa granted: February 2024

"I work in the sports and high-performance industry and I've applied for the 858 Distinguished Talent visa in September of 2021. By working with Rosa and the other lawyers at Work Visa Lawyers, I was able to have that visa granted in February of 2024.

Every interaction with Chris and Rosa as well as other members of the staff was always very cordial, very professional.

Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a fairly serious medical condition in the middle of the application, which the lawyers on staff had to work and figure out a way to present it and keep the application both secure and valid.

I was pleased with the way that they handled my information respectfully. They were very good at explaining how things need to be put together... Read more

Read other Global Talent & Distinguished Talent testimonials

Sign up to our Migration Newsletter

Work Visa Lawyers works on Kaurna Land
We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and
Elders of this land and this nation, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational
practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This site's contents are for general information purposes only
We recommend you seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent and Lawyer
(such as Work Visa Lawyers) in relation to your factual situation and relevant migration laws

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Site by Adelaide Websites