Interesting migration cases

Interesting migration cases

As migration agents we often feel that we have become part of a migrant’s personal story and have had the opportunity to change people’s lives, forever.

We’d like to share some of those story’s with you here. All names, countries of origination and identification have been changed to ensure confidentiality.

Choosing a General Skills visa vs Business skills

Doreen and her husband visited our office a number of years ago and were both focused on a business skills visa whereby they would need to buy a business in order to meet the criteria for the relevant visa. After assessing both their skills we found out that Doreen rather qualified to apply for a skilled visa and we pursued that option.

Fortunately Doreen had family in Victoria who could sponsor her and the family unit, and within a number of months their provisional skills visa got granted and a number of years later their permanent visa was approved. Today Doreen and family live happily settled in Melbourne.

Urgent appointment of a Manager of Power Station (Character issue)

A large multinational infrastructure organisation required a UK citizen to take up his position as soon as possible. After gathering all his documents we found out that he had been excluded from another country due to possessing a small amount of illegal drugs 25 years ago.

We immediately organised to get a full statement from him and his police clearance and his temporary visa. This allowed for the expediting of his temporary work visa and he was able to take up him position.

Waiver of Medical Issue

Our Asian client was the child of a highly skilled employee of a large organisation being the father’s sponsor. He unfortunately had been diagnosed with a dreaded disease.

After pursuing a health waiver where the sponsor was prepared to support the child and after gaining support from the local government, the family were successful in securing their visa.

MRT Appeal involving a Domestic Violence

Our client experienced domestic violence in her relationship but found difficulty in proving this when she first applied for her permanent partner visa.

Immigration Law Specialist Harry Grossman, with our office’s support, successfully assisted this applicant with this matter and she was able to stay in Australia. This was a tremendous outcome.

Overseas recruitment

Recruit overseas staff?

This is a common scenario we see time and time again:

Your organisation has just won a new contract and therefore needs additional staff. A preliminary search shows that all the necessary skills for the position cannot be found onshore.

Your HR department head has asked you as the organisation’s HR Coordinator / Officer to search, find and employ a number of local and overseas employees.

Where do you start? Most organisations have undertaken a local recruitment drive previously and would treat the search for local and overseas employees as being much the same process.

When you come to the realisation that these are two different processes it might be too late and you find to your dismay that the overseas applicants have major challenges getting to Australia to take up their position. At that stage you realise that you need to get smart about the search for the overseas employees and get external advice and put more effort into planning.

You have a discussion /consultation with a migration consultant / mobility advisor and these are some of the issues that get raised:

  • Create a relevant Mobility Checklist with all the relevant issues and challenges listed;
  • Ensure to screen ALL your overseas candidates that respond to your adverts, by interview and have them complete a detailed screening questionnaire;
  • Ensuring to not only focus on their necessary skills and experience for the position but ensure your migration consultants fully assess the candidates regarding their ability to meet the stringent migration criteria;
  • Create a strategy for the various settlement issues and ensure to check when the candidates will realistically be able to move to Australia, should their visa get granted;
  • Provide enough time for the migration process and relevant relocation issues;

Contact our office to make a time to discuss these issues in more depth and allow us to create an effective migration strategy for your organisation and its overseas candidates. Click here for our office’s “Mobility Advisors Checklist for Overseas Recruitment”.

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MCA Award

Acquisition International Announce the Winners of the 2016 Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards

United Kingdom, May 2016 – Acquisition International Magazine have announced the winners of the 2016 Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards. MCA Migration were proud winners of the category “Best Migration Consultants and Mobility Advisors – Australia”.

Discussing the awards, AI Coordinator Steve Simpson commented: “With these awards we highlight the tireless efforts of firms and individuals around the world who are working to transport the world’s resources and ensure their safe delivery. It is a real privilege to be able to turn the spotlight on our award winners, and I wish them every success in the years to come.”

Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

You can read the full interview with Farrel about the awards and what he believes, makes the firm unique here.

Best migration consultants and mobility advisors