You can check your visa information online at any time through Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). This will give you information about your visa’s expiry date as well as any conditions attached to your visa or other requirements.

It is important that you are aware of your visa’s expiry date. Your visa expiry date is also shown on the notification you received when your visa was granted.

You need an Australian Business Number (ABN) when you register for VEVO to confirm that your organisation is a legally registered and operating entity in Australia.


Visa Application Lodged in Australia Lodged outside Australia
Low Risk High Risk Low Risk High Risk
Business Skills – Lodged on or before 30 June 2012
(Subclass 132, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 845, 846)
Note: These subclasses, except for Subclass 132 Business Talent, ceased to new applications on 1 July 2012
11 months 22 months 9 months 28 months
Business Skills
(Subclass 890, 891, 892, 893)
17 months 17 months 20 months 20 months
Business Innovation and Investment
(Subclass 132, 188 and 888)
9 months 9 months 9 months 9 months

Definition of low/high risk:
The terms ‘Low risk’ and ‘High risk’ show whether passport holders are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Low risk applies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eligible passports. A list of these can be found on the Department’s website. High risk countries are those which are not ETA eligible.

Your visa application could be refused for a number of reasons including:

  • you have not met the conditions of a previous visa
  • you did not provide enough information to prove the claims you made in your application
  • you do not meet Australia’s health or character requirements
  • you gave the wrong information, or made a false claim in your application

The family violence provisions set out by the Department mean that applicants can still be granted a visa if the relationship with your partner has ceased and there was family violence.

If applicants are in Australia and hold one of the visas listed above or if they have applied for a Subclass 820 visa they might be able to be granted a permanent visa if:

  • you or members of your family unit have suffered family violence committed by your partner, and
  • your relationship has broken down

The eligible visas include:

  • Applicants that are married can apply as long as the marriage is valid under Australian law. Marriages that are underage, polygamous and same-sex are not currently legal under Australian law
  • Same-sex and heterosexual couples can apply for this visa based in their de-facto relationship
  • An Australian citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen

It lets you stay in Australia until a decision is made about your permanent Partner visa (801). After this visa is granted it allows you to stay in Australia permanently.

  • It allows you to work in Australia.
  • It allows you to study in Australia, although does not give you access to government funding.
  • It also allows you to enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.

The average processing time for this visa is 12 to 15 months.

Yes! we offer payment plans for our professional fees. Please contact our office should you wish to find out more of our payment plans.

We are both! This means that we can assist you with applications to both the Department of Immigration and Federal Courts.

No, we can only assist you with visas for Australia. Please contact the cosulate or embassy of the country you need a visa for. Here is a list:

If you have a some questions regarding your visa options, eligibility, refusal, cancellation or you would like to make a new visa application, we’re for you! Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

No, there are fees associated with our consultations. Our standard service is $370.00 where we do a full case assessment and provide you with the advice, options and recommendations. A letter of advice is given to you at the conclusion of this service. For those who have that one burning question, we can help you with a quick answer over the phone for a small fee of $97.00

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