Frequently Ask Questions
Employer Sponsored Visas
I have found an Employer who is willing to sponsor me. How do I know if I am eligible to apply for Permanent Resident visa or Temporary Visa?
An employer can sponsor an employee from overseas for either Permanent Resident or Temporary Visa, depending on the applicant meeting the requirements such as qualifications, work experiences and occupations. Please contact JKN Migration for a free assessment on your eligibility.
Do I need to sit for English test for applying Employer sponsored Visa?
Unless exempted, 457 (business long stay) visa applicants English test is required, you will need to score minimum of 5 in each band (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in IELTS test.
For ENS and RSMS applicant, a vocational English (IELTS 5 each band) or a competent English (IELTS 6 each band) is required depending on whether you are applying through Temporary Residence stream or a Direct Entry stream.
In addition to the above, in some cases, there are exemptions to sit for IELTS. We will be able to assist you to determine if you are exempted.
Do I need to have my skills assessed?
Depending on your nationalities, occupations, the country you obtained your qualifications, you may be required to have your skills assessment by relevant skills assessor in Australia.
Can you find an employer to sponsor me?
No, as we are not a recruitment agent, we can not find an employer for you. However, if you have a prospective employer who is considering to sponsor you, we are happy to discuss with your prospective employer on any issues that they may have.
Skilled Migration Visas
What is skill select?
SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI). Intending migrants can be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.
What is point test?
It is a mechanism used to help select skilled migrants, points will be awarded based on Age, English language, Qualifications, Work experience, Partner's skill, Community Language, Sponsorship by eligible relatives and Nomination from the State/Territory government. Please contact JKN Migration for a free assessment to determine if you will be meeting the point test.
What occupations are currently eligible to apply under skilled migration scheme?
The list of eligible occupations can be found in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), this list is subject to change from time to time. Please contact JKN Migration for the most recent SOL.
I am over 45 years old now, am I still eligible to apply?
Under current regulations, maximum age to apply for skilled migration is 50 years old. Provided that you meet other requirements, you still can apply for skilled visa.
I have relative who is an Australian PR/Citizen, will that help?
Eligible relatives can sponsor you for a Temporary Resident visa. Your relatives must live in designated area to be able to sponsor you.
Me and my partner are not married but we have lived together for more than 12 months, can I apply for Spouse visa?
Yes, you don't have to get married to apply for spouse visa, you are eligible to apply for de facto partner visa if you can show that your relationship is genuine and ongoing.
My fiancé is currently living overseas and we have not been living together, can I sponsor her to come to Australia?
Yes, you can apply for a prospective marriage visa, which will enable your fiancé to come to Australia to be with you. You must marry your fiancé before expiry date of her/his visa.
I am in the same sex relationship, can I sponsor my partner?
Yes, you can. Same sex couples are eligible to apply for spouse visa provided that you meet other requirements and able to provide evidence of genuine relationships. JKN Migration can assist you in preparing the evidence as required by DIAC.
What is Balance of Family Test?
In order to apply for Parent visa the balance of family test requires that at least half of your children must be Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident and live permanently in Australia, or that more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.
What is the difference between contributory and non-contributory parent visa?
Applicants for contributory visa are required to make payment (contribution) to cover their future health/welfare costs. This contributory payment is non-refundable. Visa processing time for contributory parent visa is much faster than the non-contributory one, which may take longer than 10 years.
We would like to sponsor our aged parent to Australia, and would like them to be in Australia soon, but do not want to pay the high contributory payment. Is there any other option?
Yes, there is other option if your parent meet the requirement of "aged" parent visa. Please contact JKN Migration to provide you with information on this option.
I want to further my study in Australia, can you help me to enrol in Australian Universities / Colleges?
Yes, JKN Migration in cooperation with MEIC (Melbourne Education and Information Centre) one of the biggest Education Agents in Australia, will be happy to answer your enquiries and guide you through the many courses in most Australian Universities and Colleges.
What are the main requirements to study in Australia?Australian Student visa application is assessed in accordance to the Assessment Level, based on the applicant's country of citizenship and intended courses in Australia. In general, the following will be required:
- Evidence of funds
- Evidence of English proficiency
- Previous Academic Records
- You are of good character and sound health
MRT/ RRT appeals
I have my visa application refused. What must I do now?
Depending on the type of visa that you were applying, you may be able to apply for review to the Migration Review Tribunal, if your visa allows for review, there is a time limit that you must lodge your appeal. If you decide to do so, JKN Migration will be able to assist you to appeal on your visa refusal, including attending the tribunal hearing on your behalf.
Why use JKN Migration Consultant?
Australian immigration law is complex and changes in the regulations occurs frequently. With more than 5 years in migration service Industry, we have assisted hundreds of clients and many corporations in applying their Australian visa or sponsoring their employees.
At JKN Migration, we provides an honest appraisal on your eligibility. We consider options available under each of our client's unique circumstances, and we will advise you of the best strategy in applying your visa.
We guarantee you will receive a personalised service, in addition, your application will be handled professionally and any queries from you will be answered directly by the consultant who is handling your application.
How much is your fee?
At JKN Migration, we charge a flat fee and in most cases our fee is payable in instalments in accordance to the progress of the visa application. Clients know exactly the total cost of the application upfront before signing a service agreement with us and there will be no hidden costs. Our fee differs across the type of visa applications, but at JKN Migration Consultant we guarantee that our fee is reasonable and affordable.