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When is the right time to apply?

Posted by Myer on Feb. 8, 2017, 10:06 a.m. in Migration Quota

It’s not always not up to you to choose the time when you can apply for permanent residence because of the amount of change that occurs in the immigration process. It’s more likely that the time chooses you. I’m never able to “time-the-market” when I buy a house or buy or sell equities but I can tell you that the perfect time to apply for permanent residence is the time at which you meet the eligibility requirements and if that time is now then as inconvenient is the time may be, you need to act. Often the only difference between eligibility and and missing the opportunity completely is timing.

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Summer 2016

Posted by danni on Dec. 19, 2016, 10:43 p.m. in IMMagine Australia

At IMMagine we’ve been quietly focusing on a few exciting changes. In the new year, we’re going to be combining many of our seminars. Since our licensed & experienced advisers are able to conduct eligibility assessments against policy of both Australia and New Zealand, it made sense to create a dual presentation that covered both countries. We’ve done this because we know that often the destination is less important than the freedom and ability to leave and if there is an easier route to the other country, we’ll let you know.

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Immigration Christmas Scrooge

Posted by Myer on Nov. 8, 2016, 3:58 p.m. in Migration Quota

I have enough experience in the immigration industry to realise that whenever migrants receive a policy “gift” from the Department of Immigration/Minister of Immigration, to immediately wonder what will be taken away; the department often gives with one hand and takes with the other. Therefore, when I recently heard that the Minister would be granting a long-term 5-year Visitor Visa for parents of permanent residents of Australia in July 2017, I wondered what the quid pro quo would be.

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A Twig! I'm Saved!

Posted by IMMagine-Team on Sept. 30, 2016, 1:35 p.m. in Immigration

I wish I could draw. As they say, a picture tells a thousand words. If you can, picture a man floating without a life vest in the middle of a vast and empty ocean reaching out for a passing twig and saying to himself ‘I am saved!’ That’s how (as a frequent visitor and keen observer of South African society) I view the recent local Council elections in which the ruling ANC lost control of a number of major City administrations.

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We Told You So

Posted by Myer on Aug. 19, 2016, 1:46 p.m. in Lighthearted

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently scored cities across six criteria including political and social stability, education and healthcare - I think that you have to live in Melbourne to really understand her charm, having been voted the world's most liveable city for the 6th time. In fact, with Adelaide occupying 5th place and Perth 7th, Australia did incredibly well, supporting my opinion expressed in a previous blog post, that when it comes to living in Australia there is no “bad” place, only 'good better and best'.

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