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If you want to come to Australia to study, a number of visa options are available. These include studying to improve your English language skills, gaining a qualification for a trade or attending one of our many world class universities.

This visa allows an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to sponsor their parents to travel to and remain in Australia. The parent must meet the balance of family test.

Balance of family test

The balance-of-family test measures your ties to Australia. You meet this requirement if either:

  • at least half of your children live permanently in Australia
  • more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

You must meet this requirement to be granted this visa. It cannot be waived, even in compelling or exceptional circumstances.

The table below gives some examples of families with different numbers of children and whether they would pass the balance-of-family test.

Parent visas subclasses:

 103 - Parent
 143 - Contributory Parent
 173 - Contributory Parent (Temporary)
 804 - Aged Parent
 864 - Contributory Aged Parent
 884 - Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)

First Migration Service Centre is located in Melbourne. You will be serviced by our professional migration agent. People coming to Australia need an array of support services. Our professional migration agents are trained to be specialists in areas where simply filling out a form and submitting it to the immigration authorities is nowhere near sufficient to obtain the desired result.

Australian Registered Migration Agents

The Migration Agent Registration Authority (MARA) is the government body responsible for regulating the migration industry in Australia. MARA Agent (Registered Australian Migration Agent) is the competent person, who may help you resolve your immigration status and help to sort out your visa if migration to Australia is your goal. No matter what is your immigration status or what kind of visa to Australia you are looking for our MARA agents are here to help. Should you require Australian visa assistance contact us and we will lead you through the whole Australian visa process until you and your family will be granted with Australian Citizenship.

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First Migration agents are all MARA registered migration agent. Our migration agents are fully qualified with migration law and we have completed the Migration Law course from The Australian National University (ANU).

Registered Migration Agent’s knowledge and abilities are being kept up to date with current regulations through continuous professional development program; hence your chances of getting a visa would rise dramatically when using an Agent than not using one. Dependent on your current situation, we can advise on the best path for you and your family to obtain particular visa, review your documents and advice if there are any weaknesses in you submission or lead you through whole application process if that’s your wish.

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Australian Visa

Australian immigration laws are complex and constantly changing. The requirements are precise and vary from visa to visa. It is to your advantage to seek professional advice from a Registered Migration Agent before lodging a visa application for Australia. The consequences of lodging an incorrect application or even the wrong visa can be costly.

Our professional and experienced Registered Migration Agents are qualified to advise you on the option that best suits your specific circumstances

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Partner visa

Partner visas are included in the Family visa category and account for the majority of visa granted in this category. The visas allow the married spouses ...
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Temporary Graduate Visa

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. Students are only able to access the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once as a primary applicant. Graduate…
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Student Visa

If you want to come to Australia to study, a number of visa options are available. These include studying to improve your English language skills, gaining a qualification for a trade or attending one of our many world class universities.

Parent Visa

This visa allows an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to sponsor their parents to travel to and remain in Australia. The parent must meet the balance of family test. Balance of family test The balance-of-family…

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First Migration Service Centre specialises in Australian immigration and education services. We are located in Melbourne and providing migration services to suit your need. With our registered migration agent (MARN: 1569835) …More

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  • Provide relevant advice about visa class and subclass
  • Assist to design the study pathways: school enrolment, english tests preparation, student visa renewal etc
  • Advice in preparation of skill assessment, business documents, health insurance
  • Lodge a valid visa application and continuously assist the visa applicant to prepare supporting documents required by the DIBP
  • Handling of any DIBP enquiries
  • General advice of issues related to daily life in Australia: transport, mobile plan, housing, financial etc
  • Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and AAT appeal
  • Minister intervention related services
  • Assist with application for the citizenship and citizenship test advice

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