FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer to your question below please contact us. We'd be delighted to help.

  1. Q: Are consultations with VMSA free?

    A:

    No. Visa Migration Services Australia does not offer free consultation services. 


  2. Q: Does VMSA represent clients in court?

    A:

    No. Visa Migration Services Australia does not offer services to represent a client in court. We have several senior immigration lawyers and barristers who we refer clients to if this is needed. 


  3. Q: How do I check my visa conditions and durations?

    A:

    This can be done with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's (DIBP) online service VEVO. You will need to create an account and have your passport details ready. If you would like Visa Migration Services Australia to do this for you get in touch and we can assist. 


  4. Q: How long does my visa last?

    A:

    Each visa comes with a grant date and cessation date. The period in between is the visa duration and it allows the visa holder to stay in Australia for that period as per the conditions on your visa. 

    You must depart Australia - or been granted another visa - before the cessation date. If you do not do this before the cessation you are classified as both an overstayer and unlawful and penalties can apply such as a ban on applying for another visa. 

    Each visa has different periods of duration. If you hold a visa holder you should check the conditions and visa duration on the Visa Grant Notice which was issued when you were granted your visa. 


  5. Q: How much will a visa cost?

    A:

    The costs are different for each visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) publish the costs of each visa on their website. As visa costs change, Visa Migration Services Australia advise clients to check with the DIBP website for the most up date visa application charges. 


  6. Q: I want to migrate but I don't know which visa to apply for?

    A:

    Visa Migration Services Australia offers a service called the VMSA Migration Report. The VMSA Migration Report will assess a range of criteria such as your goals, your background, family links and issue you with a customised report that sets out exactly which visas you are eligible for, how much it will cost and what needs to be done. It is cheap and a very popular option for clients. Learn more about the VMSA Migration Report here.  


  7. Q: My appeal to the AAT (MRT/RRT) was refused, what do I do?

    A:

    There are two options. The first is to have the decision reviewed in Federal Circuit Court of Australia whereupon the court will determine if an error in law was applied to the decision and act to correct the mistake (note that Visa Migration Services Australia does not represent clients before Australian courts, we do however refer our clients to some of Australia's most senior immigration lawyers/barristers). If this is not an option then it might be a matter to take to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to consider under Ministerial Intervention


  8. Q: My visa application/immigration decision was refused, what can I do?

    A:

    The first matter that must be addressed is why the visa or sponsorship application or your immigration was refused. If there was a valid reason that the application did not succeed then perhaps a new application should be made. Perhaps there was a mistake made by the DIBP case officer and the matter should be taken to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (formerly the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunals) where the decision can be reviewed. 


  9. Q: What are VMSA's professional fees for services?

    A:

    Visa Migration Services Australia's fees vary for each visa application type. Call VMSA on +61 (02) 9602 4465 for more information on the cost of visas or send us a message via our contact page