From Pakistan to Perth, why the founder of VSA is passionate about his role

From Pakistan to Perth, why the founder of VSA is passionate about his role

Visa Solutions Australia (VSA) prides itself on the quality and service it offers to people seeking to migrate to Australia. All the staff at VSA are migrants themselves including its Managing Director and Founder Dan Engles.

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Meet Zahirah the office all-rounder at VSA dedicated to getting results

Meet Zahirah the office all-rounder at VSA dedicated to getting results

Zahirah Ismail can’t easily describe her role at Visa Solutions Australia as it’s so varied. She oversees all the administration of the migration agency, but she also looks after accounts, deals with incoming phone calls, prepares case work for the migration agents and trains new recruits to the business. Her workload is extremely busy but that’s what make her job far from dull.

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New temporary visas get the go-ahead

New temporary visas get the go-ahead

Visa Solutions Australia is welcoming a revamp of the Australian temporary visa framework which should make the application process more efficient and cut out unwanted red-tape. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has, in recent times, acknowledged that the current temporary activity visa program was difficult to navigate and needed streamlining.

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Help! My visa is about to expire!

Help! My visa is about to expire!

With the current downturn in the economy we are seeing more visas expiring and not being renewed, but it doesn’t mean the end of your time in Australia. It can be very daunting facing the prospect of possibly having to leave, but our team at Visa Solutions Australia have helped many people in this situation remain in the country.

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Do you pass the good character test for an Australian visa?

Do you pass the good character test for an Australian visa?

Getting – and keeping – an Australian visa has become a lot tougher since a strict interpretation of the country’s ‘character test’ was introduced in late 2014. Amendments to the Migration Act in September of that year swiftly led to a crackdown on ‘undesirables’ who were not deemed of good character.

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Touch down, what to expect on your arrival into Australia

Touch down, what to expect on your arrival into Australia

Australia is well-known for its strict border protection policies. It is important that you prepare a visa prior to any trip to Australia, and know what you can or cannot bring to Australia. Getting caught on the wrong side of the law may mean that you end up being deported out of Australia, be severely penalised with hefty fines or worst be held in a detention facility.

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