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Services: Migration Services – Employer sponsored and related advice

07 February 2017

Maria Jockel , Legal Principal and National Leader, Migration Services |

BDO’s Migration Services, an incorporated legal practice, provides strategic expert and practical advice and business solutions in all aspects of employer sponsored temporary and permanent entry visas and related matters.

As market leaders, we keep abreast of the law and policy. With our expansive network across both corporate and government spheres, we are well placed to service your needs. We get to know your business and your challenges and provide you with effective and timely business solutions.

We advise on sponsorship obligations and monitoring to ensure compliance.

We specialise in complex migration, health, character and “exceptions on English and employment and age grounds” cases.

Employer sponsored services

Our immigration law services include:

  • Advice on Australian and overseas and business sponsorship arrangements
  • Advice on business sponsorship obligations and employment related matters
  • Preparation, lodgement and approval of sponsorships, nominations and visa applications
  • Advice on compliance issues, sponsorship monitoring, audits and site visits
  • Advice and assistance on work rights, verification of work rights, recruitment protocols and risk management
  • Advice and assistance on breaches of sponsorship obligations, sanctions and penalties
  • Advice and assistance on Employer and Recruiter responsibilities in regard to overseas workers
  • Assistance with employer nomination and regional sponsorship schemes
  • Advice and assistance on recognition of overseas qualifications, skills assessments, licensing and registration requirements
  • Advice and assistance on negotiating approval of Labour Agreements including On Hire Agreements
  • Advice and assistance on negotiating approval of Designated Area Migration Agreements
  • Due diligence and corporate and regulatory compliance

Visa solutions

We secure temporary and permanent residence visas for personnel at executive, managerial, professional, technical and trade levels.

Our lawyers represent clients in interviews or appearances before the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australian Consulates or Tribunals of Review and the Courts.

We provide advice on all visa categories, including:

  • Sponsorship by Australian businesses
  • Sponsorship by overseas businesses
  • Employer nomination scheme
  • Regional sponsored migration scheme
  • Labour agreements
  • Skilled migration visas

We pride ourselves on knowing our clients business, their industry and their operational needs. We represent individual, domestic and multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors. These include:

  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Building and construction
  • Information technology
  • Health
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • International education services
  • Retail
  • Biomedical
  • Mining

Other migration advices

We offer a broad range of immigration related advice and visa services to those seeking temporary/permanent residency in Australia. These services include:

  • Change of status to permanent residence
  • Resident return visas
  • Family migration
  • Citizenship
  • Health issues
  • Character issues
  • Review rights
  • Visa cancellations
  • Representation at tribunals and courts (Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court, and High Court of Australia).

New Zealand Immigration Law

Our immigration law services include:

  • Employer accreditation
  • Temporary work visas including Work to Residence visas
  • Student visas
  • Permanent residence visas including Residence from Work visas
  • Health issues
  • Character issues

Tax – Employment and expatriate advices

BDO Migration Services immigration lawyers work closely with BDO Australia’s Tax-employment & Expatriate practice which offers a full range of services to employees moving to Australia whether on a temporary or permanent basis.

It is part of BDO’s holistic human resources and related services.

We work collaboratively with business lines across BDO including in:

  • Tax-Employment and expatriate services
  • Conducting Due Diligence and developing strategies for compliance and risk minimisation
  • Program and Project Management and Operational Planning
  • Human Capital and Workforce Capability
  • Planning non-statutory and special purpose audits
  • Such like

BDO provides comprehensive and seamless support to business.

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