Skilled Migration

Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) Occupation: Marketing Manager

Email received on 24 February 2014

Dear Chris, Christine and Sumandeep

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Work Visa Lawyers for helping me to secure a Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) with South Australian State Sponsorship.

I arrived in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa from Scotland and first met with Chris in July 2013 to discuss the possibility of applying for a permanent visa in order to extend my stay.

At the time, I was completely unsure of the immigration process, but having discussed and reviewed my skills, qualifications and work experience, Chris quickly identified the Skilled Nominated Visa as the quickest route to permanent residency.

From that first meeting, Chris was very clear about the direction which we should take and his knowledge of Australian Visa’s and the Immigration process shone through. It was also reassuring to have the support and guidance... Read more

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Business Investment Migration

Re: State Sponsored Business Owner Visa Subclass 892 visa

Occupation: Business Owner
Email received on 28 March 2014
Dear Chris and Christine I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you very much,on the behave of my son Michael and myself,for the great news that our permanent resident visa has been granted.We are delighted. I first contacted Chris after being unsuccessful in an attempt to apply for the second part of a two part state sponsored business owner visa myself.I withdrew my application because certain things did not quite marry up to DIAC requirement. Chris was very helpful with all his knowledge, he explained to me all my options and what they entailed.During this consultation I soon realised that without the advise and help from someone like Chris it would be very difficult for me to be successful with the application,when meeting the requirements of DIAC, and the importance of getting everything very correct. After the first couple of meetings,Christine looked after our case.Just like Chris she was completely professional and extremely helpful,always at hand for any questions,and just simply lovely and understanding. Within seven months of the application being lodged we had our good news.This came much sooner than we thought,and
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Partner and Family Migration

Date: 30 March 2017
Visa Type: Partner (Temporary) (class UK) Partner (subclass 820) visa and AAT Review
Date Visa Application Lodged: 16 April 2015
Date Visa Granted: 29 March 2017

When my partner Maria and I were originally denied our application for Spousal Sponsorship by the Department of Immigrations, we were quite distressed and unsure who to turn to. Luckily for us, a family friend put us in touch with Work Visa Lawyers to assist us with our appeals process.

From the very first meeting with Chris, we felt reassured that we had a way forward.

Chris and his team took charge and handled the entire process for us. Their hard work meant that we didn’t have to attend the tribunal as a result of a very strong submission prepared by Katie and his supporting staff.

In the end, Katie managed to negotiate with Immigrations and we were successful, not only with our appeal, but also with me being granted my full Permanent Residency without having to serve out the two year Temporary Visa. Katie’s efforts and skill in dealing with the Department has made a huge impact on our lives. We can now move forward as a couple and as... Read more

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Employer Sponsored Visas 457 186 187

Visa type: RSMS Direct Entry 187 Visa
Date of visa approval: 24 April 2017
Date of testimonial: 13 March 2018

We cannot thank Chris and his team (Katie, Karina, etc...) enough for their amazing work! We originally got warmly referred to them by a couple of friends, who had been delighted by their services. As far as we have been concerned, Work Visa Lawyers has demonstrated the intelligence and expertise we were absolute desperate to find. Work Visa Lawyers provided my employer with an outstanding level of assistance and guided them through the RSMS 187 visa sponsorship process. In the end, although my employer had never sponsored anyone before, our visa application was not only successful but was also processed more quickly than other applications that we had heard of. Thank you again, Work Visa Lawyers for your help!

Perth, WA

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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

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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.

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