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Mr Hou got great grade from UTS, and also won Japanese Kendo champion as the only one university student from Australia,however, in May 2019, because of his small negligence, he missed out his visa expire date.

Then, with a good level of English, he went to the Australian Immigration website to search for a solution. He thought he should have a bridging visa E and then can apply for a new student visa. As a result, he went to the Immigration Bureau to find out that the bridging visa E can only leave the country but cannot apply for a new student visa. At the same time, he was told that there was a three-year bar and cannot apply for any new visas in Australia.

There was one more semester so he can complete his course and apply for migration. When he lost hope and regretted for his own mistake, his classmates introduced him to Global. We immediately made an urgent appointment for him. Ms Shen, director of Global,gave him a solution in 30 mins. She learned all the details from him and wrote all the legal statements and Global team collected all the legal documents as requested. Within two weeks, the most difficult three-year bar has been exempted and we helped him obtain a new student visa.

When Ms Grace saw him, she comforted: Everyone will make some small mistakes when they are young. This is a normal growth process, and there is no need to blame yourself. However, the profession has a specialization, even if the lawyer’s English is good, but the lawyer doesn’t  dare to prescribe the prescription for himself. Anyone looking for a professional is a common sense of life abroad.

In February 2017, a student in the last semester of a Macquarie University Accounting Bachelor’s degree. During the final exam of the subject of AFIN310 Applied Finance, the invigilator found that there was a small note in her pencil case. Although every Australian university has an internal appeal procedure, this time Macquarie University considered the seriousness of the matter and asked her to voluntarily drop out before applying for an appeal.

She wrote a dozen-page letter to the school’s internal appeal (internal appeal), but the school still upheld the original verdict and intended to persuade it to be returned. It means that all her study abroad career in Australia was in vain, and all her tuition and time was in vain. And also took a great opportunity to immigrate to Australia, because accounting is an immigration course.

She was crying and swollen eyes and came to our Columbus, and asked Lawyer Reese if she had any help. Attorney Reese sent a lawyer’s letter to Macquarie University the next day, pointing out the illegal procedures in their handling. Point out the relevant legal requirements one by one, and at the same time raise the unfairness of their temporary withdrawal request for students to sign.

Macquarie University accepted the lawyer’s letter from Lawyer Rise and gave this classmate a 50-point pass mark for this course so that she can successfully graduate and apply for Australian immigration. When we were happily planning to help her with an immigration plan, this classmate was greedy for cheap, and found a relatively large study abroad agency in Australia to help her and her boyfriend handle immigration together, but was refused.


Attorney Reese did only spend one day writing a lawyer’s letter, but behind it was his 30 years of court experience in California courts and his in-depth understanding of Australian immigration law and education law.

During 2017 and 2018 , the Australian Immigration Department abolished the 457 employer sponsorship, G Company was also ruthlessly refused as a leader in the massage industry. Like all massage shops, the buyer’s restraining order, which was temporarily issued by the Immigration Minister and was placed outside of the stores. To prove  a massage shop is not a store, but the same level as those orthopedics and physiotherapy clinics,wasn’t that easy? Miss. Shen, the director of Global, she did it! On the day of the trial, the judge announced that he was very satisfied with all the materials and legal statements that Grace has prepared. I am very satisfied with the outcome from the court today. I have to wait for the final outcome.

One week after the trial, we helped the employer obtain the nomination and get back the 457 visa for a masseur who had waited for 2 years. The most important thing is to get her the opportunity to apply for migration with the old policy. As far as the new policy is concerned, her occupation did not allow her to apply for migration.

When the 457 visa was abolished by Australia Immigration Department, the self-employed Frenchman only had himself as an employee. This self-employed Frenchman even told the judge at the court: “Your honor, I don’t know if you will approve my appeal, so I did not add additional investment in my business after my visa was refused”. It was really difficult for lawyer Rhys to defend this self-employed Frenchman in the court. However, the good news came on the same court hearing day, the appeal was successful!  The 457 visa was been approved again, and this self-employed Frenchman still can enjoy benefit with the old policy.

On 15th November 2018, the Employer Nomination Scheme Monitoring Team of Australia Immigration Department issued a notice to the S Traditional Chinese Medical Massage Shop of an intention to cancel the employer’s sponsorship qualification and to prevent them sponsor any more employees. Ms. Grace Shen, the director of Global found this this massage shop hired many employees and it has been operated for more than 10 years. However, this massage shop tax is very confusing; and the employee’s benefit calculation was only based on the boss’s personal decision. In fact, the company should treat the 457 visa holder as the same as the local employees, but this massage shop even did not filling the local employees’ files, salaries and benefits properly.

With Ms. Grace Shen accounting and MBA education background and her 20-year business industry background, Ms. Shen has reorganized the company internal management, from administration to accounting and taxation. Ms. Shen used Australia Immigration Law to defend for the S Traditional Chinese Medical Massage Shop and achieved the best outcomes eventually. The final court decision was: the S Traditional Chinese Medical Massage Shop cannot sponsor any new employees within 3 months.

Since the refusal decision has been successfully revoked, all the 457 visa holder in this message shop has successfully obtained 186 permanent residence visa later on. If the employer’s sponsorship qualification was canceled, this massage shop will not able to sponsor any new employees, and all the employees with 457 visa in this message shop will not be able to apply for 186 permanent residence visas.

Miss. Li was studying Bachelor of Computing Science at University of Technology. Due to two units were failed, she needs to study one more semester than her planned. But at that time, she did not realize her visa cannot cover this extra semester and she forgot to extend her original student visa which expired on 15th of March 2018. On 15th May 2018, she just realized she has stayed in Australia without a valid visa for two months. When Miss. Li came to Global and ask for help from Ms. Grace Shen, Ms. Grace Shen decided to apply bridging visa E for her legal exit immediately.

But the problem was she would receive a three-year ban preventing her from applying any visas to come to Australia. At that time, she still got one more semester to finish her bachelor degree, if she was not able to get a valid student visa, her four-year study would all be wasted.

For such difficult situation, Ms. Grace Shen has found out previous successful case and explained these two cases in a deductive way. The most important thing is to find out what the legally permitted exemption clause is. During the consultation, Grace has found the exemption points for this case. Global helped Miss. Li exempt the three-year ban. Now, Miss. Li is currently studying Master Degree at University of Sydney and will apply for migration with Global by the end of this year. Everyone will make mistakes when we were young, but a registered migration and lawyer can change your life.

Xinjiang is a very sensitive word to mention about. Although the whole family are belongs to communist party of China, their Australian tourist visa application were keep refusing in the past ten years. Global has took over their two relatives’ Australian tourist visa appeal, both were appealed successfully in one time. It will be much more convenient for them to travel to Australia in the future.

Mr. Yang has applied for partner visa in July 2015 but the application was refused in September 2016. After taking over his case to appeal, lawyer Rhys has found out that the refusal reason was that the joint account was opened just before they submitted the visa application. The only property they owned together was an Australian company which has been operated for many years. The immigration officer believes their relationship was business partners rather than wife and husband. Rhys believed “true principle”, he tried to dig deeper into their daily life and used his nearly 30 year’s family law experience to write more than 10 pages legal statement for them.  At the time of trial, Rhys helped them reverse the case.

This company’s accountant was refused by Immigration Department when she applied for 457 visa. The immigration officer did not believe such real estate company needs a full time accountant. This is a very common refusal reason for 457 visa application that the Immigration Department did not believe the company is genuine need for position. Global lawyer Rhys did many researches in previous appeal cases and finally arranged a practical amendment for this case. Lawyer Rhys personally guided employers and applicant to modify their application materials and workflow, and grasped the main points in the court. Eventually, Global won this appeal case.

This is also a partner visa refusal case. At that time, the application’s agent did not know the applicant cannot submit spouse visa application without a valid visa, unless the third clause was exempted (Schedule 3). This is an application that should not be refused. At that time, the third clause could be exempted but many people did not know how to exempt the third clause, as many of them did not fully understand this legal principle, and did not have practical experience. As the partner of Global legal department, Rhys is an outstanding migration lawyer with excellent legal writing skills. He helped clients reverse the case and got the chance for them to stay together in their rest of life in Australia.

In March 2017, Miss. Yang applied Australian student visa. However, her visa was refused as she did not pass her medical examination. The immigration Officer was actually very nice and gave the applicant three chances to do the medical examination, but Miss. Yang previous migration agent did not know how to deal with it. Rhys has an in-depth understanding of the medical exemptions and non-compliance requirements of all kinds of visas. Eventually, this case has been solved and Miss. Yang can continue complete her last semester in bachelor degree and also able to apply for her permanent residence visa in the future. Rhys changed her life and we wish her a good luck in the future.

A Hong Kong woman and an Australian man fell in love. This Hong Kong woman applied Australian visa and her 18-year-old son applied Australia dependent visa with her. When the immigration officer asked them to prove whether the 18-year-old son has met the conditions as a dependent, their migration agent was at a loss. Although the child was studying, neither the biological parents nor the stepfather could provide the proof of paying the tuition for the son. The immigration officer refused this application as the dependent did not meet the requirement. Lawyer Rhys not only won the appeal, but also won the case in just a few months. He helped this family reunion and helped them to stay in Australia legally. I believe this Hong Kong boy’s life in Australia will become much better.

This student visa has been submitted at the end of December 2016 and was refused in February 2017. The reason is the student did not study for a long time and violated the student visa regulations. If you found an irresponsible Australian education agent, who applied you a wrong school and your course was not actually match even when the statement was not true to prove you are genuine student, you cannot pursue the agent’s responsibility. Our lawyer Rhys wrote a 45-page legal statement to the judge, and the judge finally stated that the declarations and materials were not true in the entire visa application and those declarations and materials were prepared by the previous migration agent. Our lawyer Rhys finally won the student visa appeal for this Hong Kong client and his girlfriend has successfully added as the dependent in his visa. This is the boyfriend of the little sister from one of four sisters in a family.

This kind and hardworking Chinese woman luckily found her love of life in Australia. However, their languages are different and they communicated with each other through the translation tool. They knew each other well, for example, Ms. Ding know her husband’s favorite food and movie. She loves spicy food. Although her husband cannot eat spicy food at all, he accompanies her to eat every day, and he starts to eat spicy food too. They don’t have much income but they live in a happy and simple life. Ms. Ding’s husband said she treated him as a king. Global NATTI certified interpreter did interpreting for them for free and Rhys helped them won this case and took back their spouse visa.

When Kun was studying his engineering bachelor degree, he did not go to the university for more than a year. On 10th of November 2016, his student visa was canceled due to violation of student visa. Kun did not appeal and chose to go back to China at that time.

After Kun returned back to China for nearly a year, he decided to come back to Australia and complete his engineering bachelor degree in 2017. However, he was on the risk factor blacklist due to his student visa was canceled by Australian Immigration Department.  Therefore, he automatically got the three-year ban (if the student visa was canceled by Australia Immigration Department, then the applicant cannot apply any Australian temporary visa within three years)

Global COE Ms. Grace Shen received a call from his cousin in Perth, after one-hour conversation via the phone call, Grace decided to take over his case. When Grace submitted his Australian student visa application, she wrote an 8-page statement and thought the application would pass. However, Ms. Grace received an email from immigration saying they cannot accept our statement requesting to waive the three-year ban, unless we answered all the questions they raised and then, they would give us a conclusion.

Global lawyer Rhys personally wrote to this immigration officer to criticize her for neglecting the validity of our legal statement and reminding her that immigration law requires that immigration officer must consider our exemption request. After immigration officer read our legal statement again, our exemption request has been approved. Kun’s student visa has been approved again. We are happy to see that we saved Kun’s future engineering life in Australia and the effectiveness of the law can actually put a person’s life in the right trick.

Due to the low attendance rate, Mr. Singh’s student visa was automatically canceled by Australian immigration department. At that time, the law had forbidden the schools to give any advice or suggestion. It was the Australian immigration system to detect the student’s low attendance rate, and then cancel the student visa automatically. We must explain to the immigration department before the required date to explaining why this India student did not violate the student visa regulation. Global managing partner – Ms. Grace Shen is a specialist of the student visa application and she is very familiar with this kind of appeal. Finally, we helped the India student revoke his visa cancellation and his student visa has been approved again. But now, the law is completely different, if you have troubles in this area please feel free to contact us.

On 4th of March 2014, Mr. Shi’s student visa has been granted, however, on 17th of October 2014, there was a notice of intention from immigration department to cancel Shi’s student visa on the ground that he violated the 8516 clause of student visa. The reason was they believed Mr. Shi studied course was not the original one that he used to apply student visa. If anyone violate clause 8516, their student visa will be canceled. At that time, we received dozens of such cases. After we received this case, with our rich experience of appeal and revoke, on 25th November, Mr. Shi’s student visa cancellation has been revoked. Until now he has successfully completed his favorite industrial design course and has successfully obtained state sponsorship visa in Australia.

Mr. Yu has obtained his student visa on 9th July 2014, however, on 23rd of March 2017, Immigration department issued a notice of intention to cancel his student visa on the grounds that he violated clause 8516 in his student visa. Since March 2017, Mr. Yu did not attend any courses and did not meet the basic requirements as an international student but there are still special provisions in the law to exempt him from visa cancellation. Ms. Grace Shen, Global director, not only found out the relevant regulations but also explained the situation of Mr. Yu to the extent that the immigration officer can fully understand. Now, Mr. Yu can continue his study in Canberra and be eligible to apply for the ACT State sponsorship by the end of this year.

Mrs. Koo comes from Malaysia and she is a mother with two children. She is 42 years old when she applied for student visa and has no work experience. Due to the non-compliance with GTE, her student visa was naturally refused. The immigration officer believed that a full-time mother with no work experience was unlikely to be a genuine student. She was probably coming to work in Australia. Global Lawyer Rhys came out with another way to deal with such a difficult case and used the counter-evidence method to convince the judge that she wasn’t coming to work but study. It was such a difficult case that other law firms were unwilling to take over.

In August 2016, Miss. Lu applied for a student visa and was refused on 17th of November 2016. This student visa was applied through a well-known Education agency. The reason for the refusal was that the immigration officer did not believe she is a genuine student in Australia. She studied high school first. After that, she studied certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advance Diploma and then Bachelor. There were several uncompleted courses, and there was more than 3 months gap among each course. So when she was studying NAATI Level 3 translation, the immigration officer did not believe that she was a genuine student. The “true clause of the GTE” was a new power granted by the Minister of Immigration at the time. Even when the student visa applicant satisfies all the conditions, the immigration officer can refuse to approve student visa who he believes is not a genuine student. Ms. Grace Shen, the director of Global, successfully won her student visa back at the Appeal.

(The success of this student visa refusal appeal not only helps the client get back the student visa, but remove the record from the visa refusal history, and the appeal of latter employer sponsorship has an even better strategy.) The appeal was very challenging, the legal statement determines the appeal result and the response to the court also needs good skills.) The two-year of appeal, the director of Global, Ms. Grace Shen has won it completely!

When the Australian Immigration Department introduced GTE as one of the reasons for visa refusal, it gave the immigration officer unlimited rights to refuse the student visa application. As long as the immigration officer thinks you are not a real student, they can refuse your visa. In this case, COE cancellation; did not to register enrolment; did not complete the course on time; the course cannot help with the future career plan, may be the reasons for visa refusal.

In 2009, the Myanmar student started studying in Australia, in the last semester of his undergraduate degree, his student visa was canceled in 2017 and was asked to leave Australia and not return within three years.

Global lawyer Rhys used the immigration law and successfully found a loophole in this visa cancellation. In the end, lawyer Rhys help this Myanmar student to get enough time to complete his accounting bachelor’s degree. Now, lawyer Rhys is preparing for his permanent residence application in Australia. Under the encouragement from Rhys, the student has obtained IELTS score 8.

In 2006, the Indian student Roy studied a language and chef course in Australia. On 13th of February 2007, due to the low attendance rate, the Immigration Department decided to cancel his student visa. If the student violates student visa clause 8202, the student visa will be automatically canceled.

In May 2007, Ms. Grace Shen, the senior migration agent from Global, applied for a bridging visa E for Roy and requested to revoke his student visa cancellation.

On 11th of October 2007, we received good news from the Immigration Department to accept the revocation request. Roy, who spent his family’s savings to study abroad, was lucky enough to successfully complete his chef’s certificate and successfully obtained the Australian Permanent Residence through the assistance of Global.

On 5th March 2007, Mrs. Wang received an email from TRA telling her that she failed the skill assessment for hairdresser [4931-11]. The TRA stated that the materials provided by Mrs. Wang and the work experience were insufficient.

After taking over the case of Mrs. Wang, Global migration agent believed that there was no problem with the materials, academic background and work experience provided by Mrs. Wang. At the time of submitting her application, Mrs. Wang had completed a Certificate III in hairdressing and a Diploma of Hairdressing Management in Australia, graduating with honors. Upon graduation, Mrs. Wang worked for two employers. Both have issued letters and commended Mrs. Wang’s excellent work ability.

Therefore, Grace decided to take over the case to request TRA for internal review. On 26th of March 2017, after TRA re-examined the skill assessment materials submitted by Global, the skill assessment was successfully passed. In this regard, Mrs. Wang has taken another closer step to get her permanent residence in Australia.

On 3rd September 2007, the Immigration Department issued a notice of intention to cancel Vivek’s student visa. This student enlisted the services of registered migration agent Ms. Grace Shen, to appeal this decision. His school pointed out that the student’s attendance rate was only 70.25% from 15th of January 2007 to 23rd of March 2007, violating the Student Visa 8202(3)(a) regulation.

However, Grace got to know that Vivek contacted the visa officer after receiving the warning letter from the Immigration Department for the first time. He believed that the visa would not be canceled after his statement, but because he misunderstood what immigration officer meant and due to the wrong address of the mailbox, Vivek did not receive a notice for the visa cancellation until February 2008.

Therefore, Grace helped Vivek to appeal the decision and on 21st of January 2009, the MRT decided to revoke his student visa refusal. In addition, Grace helped him return a $1400 review fee.

Vivek re-obtained his student visa and expressed his gratitude to our registered migration agent Grace.

Miss. Hu’s student visa extension was refused on 19th of August 2010 due to the financial evidence submitted incorrectly by her previous migration agent. Also, the previous migration agent did not save any materials that she submitted. The international immigration department transferred her previous materials from the immigration department and request for an appeal to MRT during the validity period.

On 14th of September 2010, MRT officially accepted the appeal of Miss. Hu’s case. The proof of financial evidence is a condition that needs to be met when submitting a student visa application, therefore even if Hu submits a new proof of financial document, it will not help. The immigration lawyers of the Department of Immigration reviewed all the trial results of such cases in December. They found a similar case and used the previous case as an example to write a 201-page defense for Miss. Hu.

During appeals, migration agents and lawyers are not permitted to speak. Our migration agent found Miss Hu’s parent’s company and asked them to issue a detailed explanation of her financial situation. On 19th of Oct 2012, MRT decided to revoke her student visa refusal and returned her $1400 appeal application fee.

In May 2007, Mr. Singh came to Global to seek visa services. At that time, Singh’s student visa was canceled six months ago. Since Singh did not inform the school after changing his address, he failed to receive the student visa section 20 warning letter.

Before helping with Singh’s appeal, Global first helped Singh to get a bridging visa. Three months later, Singh re-obtained his student visa.

On 30th of March 2010, the Carrick Institute informed Mr.J. Singh that he did not meet the academic requirements.

On 15th of April 2010, Singh received a letter and informed that his visa will be canceled due to her violation of section 137J.

On 14th of April 2010, our migration lawyer, Mr. Rhys Strang, submitted an appeal letter to the Immigration Department and explained the special circumstances of Singh. Although the Immigration Department insisted on canceling Singh’s student visa at first, however, the visa officer finally took the advice from Rhys and decided not to cancel his student visa.

Mr. Singh later became permanent resident in Australia through Global, and now he is running his own business.

Mr. Singh’s student visa was canceled in 2007, but he did not know about it. Singh still stayed in Australia after that, and did not go to school, but worked every day.

On 14th of October 2008, Global registered migration agent Ms. Grace Shen submitted an appeal letter to the Immigration department to revoke his student visa cancellation. The Immigration Department ultimately believed that Singh did not violate the 8202 clause of the student visa.

Mr. Singh has successfully completed his studies since then and applied for permanent residence through Global in 2011.

On 1st of May 2008, Mr. Wang obtained a student visa to study translation and interpreting course in Australia.

On 4th of August 2010, the school issued a section 20 warning letter to Mr. Wang, claiming that his student visa will be canceled within 28 days. Global migration lawyer Mr. Rhys Strang took over Wang’s case. Subsequently, the immigration authorities took our lawyer’s suggestion: At the time of Wang’s student visa cancellation notice, Wang’s school (APEI) did not follow the legal procedures to allow students to appeal.

At last, the Immigration Department decided not to cancel Wang’s student visa.

After two weeks of SIIT enrollment, Miss. Zhu felt that she was not suitable for this course. Miss. Zhu negotiated to transfer to a different school but was rejected by SIIT. The school claimed that she could transfer to different school after 6 months. However, she lost interest and was absent.

SIIT subsequently issued a Section 20 warning letter to Miss. Zhu without any warning; Global subsequently submitted an appeal letter to the Immigration Department to help Zhu re-obtain her student visa. At the same time, he also helped Zhu transfer to another school.

Miss. Zhu is very happy with the outcome. She is studying Accounting at the Curtin Sydney campus.

On 16th of November 2010, Miss. Huang received a Section 20 warning letter from SIBT, informing him that his grades did not meet the student visa requirements. Miss. Huang violated the provisions of 8202 clause in the student visa but not passing over 50% of the course. In fact, she only passed one of the eight courses she had taken.

Our migration lawyer, Rhys, took over the case of Miss. Huang. The Immigration Department finally decided to dismiss the decision to cancel the visa. After two and a half years, Miss. Huang graduated from Macquarie University.

In May 2011, Miss. Tan was driven out of the classroom several times because of disputes with her teacher.

After that, she failed her courses at AIT and wanted to transfer to another school, but the school claimed that she had to pay all the tuition fees. Miss. Tan refused the school’s request; the school then reported Tan to immigration department to cancel her student visa.

Global took over the case of Tan’s student visa within 28 days. After 5 working days, the Immigration Department decided not to cancel her student visa.

On 13th of December 2012, Mr. Wang received a Section 20 warning letter from ANU, claiming that his student visa would be canceled because Mr. Wang’s grades did not meet the requirements.

Global migration lawyer Mr. Rhys Strang took over the case of Mr. Wang and submitted an appeal letter to the Immigration Department on 28th of December 2012.

The immigration authorities claimed to cancel the visa of Mr. Wang, but the evidence provided by Rhys clearly showed that Mr. Wang performance was caused by some unique circumstance. On 28th of February 2013, the Immigration Department revoked her student visa cancellation.

Mr. Lu was supposed to have graduated from UTS in June 2013, but due to his unsatisfactory academic results, UTS decided to expel him permanently. If Mr. Lu can’t win an internal school appeal, his three-year study with UTS would have been in vain. At the same time, he must find another university, which is willing to accept his enrollment during the semester, so that he can complete his bachelor’s degree in engineering. Global migration lawyer Rhys Strang submitted an appeal letter to UTS on time. UTS finally accepted Lu’s appeal and allowed him to continue to study as a UTS student in June 2013.

On 16th of December 2013, Pan received an expulsion letter from the school.

Mr. Pan started studying at UTS on 4th of February 2013. He studied 2 semesters, but his grades were not satisfactory. Pan needs to take 4 courses per semester, but he only passed one course for each semester. Therefore, UTS issued an expulsion letter to Pan and issued a warning letter to cancel the visa. When Pan received the expulsion letter, he felt that he had no hope.

On 23rd of January 2014, our migration lawyer Rhys, sent an appeal letter to UTS, and wrote a detailed and flawless explanation for Pan based on his actual situation. In the end, UTS accepted the reasons given by Rhys, and Pan was able to continue his course at UTS and fulfill his migration dream in Australia.

On 6th of December 2011, Mr. Yip obtained an Australian student visa to study a Bachelor of Environment course in Melbourne.

On 3rd of April 2013, He received a section 20 warning letter issued by the school because His academic performance was not up to standard (Mr. Yip studied 8 courses in 2012 and failed every one).

Our migration lawyer Rhys Strang then took over the case. On behalf of Mr. Yip, he submitted a detailed explanation letter to the immigration department and help Mr. Yip make a comprehensive explanation. The Immigration Department decided to revoke the cancellation, and Mr. Yip was able to continue to study his course at the University of Melbourne.

Mr. Kong is from Malaysia and came to Australia with the tourist visa ETA in January 2016. He came to our office on 25th of February 2016 and would like to apply for a student visa category 572 in Australia. Our education consultant and migration agent assessed Mr. Kong. situation in all aspects: Mr. Kong was born in 1966. He is 50 years old this year. He graduated from Taiwan with a bachelor degree more than 20 years ago. He then worked as a chef, but there was no relevant work evidence.

Applying for such a visa is very difficult. After submitting the application, the Immigration Department sent a GTE review saying that the age is a problem, the course enrolled was lower than the previous completed degree and there was no relevant work experience.

According to the requirements of GTE, Ministerial Direction No53, Mr. Kong was required to meet the requirements of a genuine student. It is necessary to explain the reasons for choosing this course and school such as whether the course enrolled has any connection to his previous education and working background as well as any connection with future education or work; and the salary associated with a graduate of the course in Malaysia. The Immigration Department also checked the entry card that Mr. Kong had filled in when entering the country, indicating that he supposed to stay in Australia for just 4 days, but now he wanted to apply for a student visa for up to 12 months.

Global has submitted an explanation letter and related materials for Mr. Kong, and Mr. Kong’s student visa was successfully approved.

Miss. Yang’s student visa expired on 15th of March 2016. In February, she found us to help her renew visa. And then she was studying at Top Education. It seemed to be a simple situation, but actually Miss. Yang violated clause 8202 before transferring to Top Education. The student visa holders must enroll in the school and achieve an attendance rate of more than 80%.

Miss. Yang told us the course was too difficult, without the consent of the previous school, without the release letter, her personally transferred to another institution as her COE was canceled by the previous school at that time. In such situation, violation of the student visa clause and COE cancellation have a very serious impact on visa renewal. When Miss. Yang transferred to another education institution, she knew that this would lead to more serious consequences. For a student who receive a release letter and then is issued a COE through a new education institution is totally different from the situation that COE has been canceled without any release letter to study in another new education institution.

Miss. Yang was told to write an explanation letter to the Immigration Department. Global migration agent told her that we should use the most professional and comprehensive legal provisions to explain. Eventually, Miss. Yang successfully passed the explanation and the student visa was successfully approved.

Mr. Lim, from Malaysia, entered Australia with a tourist visa ETA at the end of 2015. He applied for a student visa category 572 in Australia. He graduated from High School in Malaysia but due to the long-time interval, he could not find any proof of his education. He started worked in Malaysia early, but there was no relevant work evidence. After submitting the application, the Immigration Department asked Lim for GTE review and provided a resume.

Mr. Lim enrolled in Diploma of accounting. It did not relate to his previous academic qualification. And it was not very connected with his previous occupations. How did Lim meet the requirement that listed in the GTE regarding what is the relation between his current education and work in the past?

Before the student visa reformed on July 1 2016, Malaysia was a Category 1 country ( a country with low immigration risk, students in such a category did not need to provide financial documents or proof of English), but under the guidance of GTE, the immigration officer has the right to ask applicant for  additional materials.

Under GTE review, Mr. Lim was also required to provide relevant work and proof of income. Global migration agent used the legal terms, submitted an explanation letter and related materials to Immigration Department, and his student visa finally approved.

Mrs. NG is from Malaysia, who entered Australia with the tourist visa ETA at the beginning of this year. She applied for language courses in Australia. Since she finished high school in Malaysia in 2006, she has been working in the area of social marketing. After submitting the student visa application, we received a GTE review.

Mrs. NG was required to specify how the language course was related to her previous study and employment.

More difficult is that when Mrs. NG submitted her visa, her boyfriend TAN was studying in Australia with a student visa. They married in Australia in February 2016. Mr. Tan was transferred to different education institutions several times before and the grade results were not very satisfactory. He did not complete any courses in Australia and wanted to convert into a sub-applicant in Mrs. NG’s student visa. Due to the short marriage time and the submission of the sub-applicant application, the Immigration Department asked Mr. Tan to provide additional evidence (Evidence of your relationship with your spouse). Obviously, in this case, a paper of the marriage did not play a big role in this situation. What aspects of the authenticity of the marriage relationship need to be proved?

Global migration agent submitted GTE’s explanatory and related materials such as relationship descriptions to Immigration Department. Now they are holding valid student visa and can legally stayed in Australia.

Mrs. Chen a a student visa and went to Australia with her husband for study. Her student visa expired on 31st March 2013. Mrs. Chen completed her undergraduate degree and decided to continue her studies. Therefore, Mrs. Chen contacted her agent on 26th of February 2013. But due to the limited time for applying new student visa, the previous agent failed to contact school and immigration officer within 28 days after visa has expired. The previous agent was not willing to take risks, and it was irresponsible for asking Mrs. Chen to go to the immigration office to apply for her visa. Mrs. Chen and Mr. Chen went to the Immigration Department on 8th of April 2013 to explain and submit the visa. On 3rd of May 2013, Mrs. Chen was told to leave the country within one week.

Our Rhys, he is a migration agent and also a migration lawyer. He took over the case and believed that there was no fault in the process and decided to appeal. He requested that based on Mrs. Chen’s personal circumstances for allowing the immigration chief to intervene into the refusal decision from immigration department. The Immigration Department arbitration court accepted the evidence provided by Lawyer Rhys regarding Mrs. Chen’s visa and formally rejected the immigration’s refusal decision on 18th of March 2014. But the new problem was that Mrs. Chen and her husband had no valid visa to apply for a student visa.

On 19th September 2014, Rhys applied for immigration minister intervention. On 14th May 2015, the Minister of Immigration was successfully intervened this case. Mrs. Chen has therefore obtained a temporary visa legally in Australia so that she could apply for another student visa within the validity period. Eventually, Rhys successfully mastered the defense skills of the entire appeal and ministerial intervention, helping Mrs. Chen obtained a new student visa.

In May 2009, Mr. CHEN applied for student visa (Subclass 572) and was granted soon. The visa is valid until August 2011. However, during this period, Mr. Chen had to spend a lot of time taking care of his grandmother due to family reasons, which resulted in the class attendance rate not meeting the requirements, and his student visa was cancelled in February 2011.

Rhys STRANG from Global Law Centre took over the case of Mr. CHEN and help him apply for AAT appeal. Actually, this case is really difficult to win as Mr. CHEN’s class attendance before could not fulfill the studying requirements for visa. Therefore, Rhys help Mr. CHEN wrote a five-page long legal submission explaining the reason why he missed too much classes. Ultimately, the Immigration Department decided to revoke the cancellation.

In May 2012, Global once again helped Mr. CHEN submit the 836-visa application, and Mr. CHEN was successfully granted the Bridging Visa A, and finally obtained the Australian PR status.


Miss. YANG was offshore, when she applied AAT appeal, but she also specially allowed to be processed for her case.

Miss. YANG’s 500 visa application was refused by the Australian Immigration Department. So, she applied for AAT appeal later, and she was trapped in China by COVID-19 when she returned to China during AAT processing her case. Her former immigration agent persuaded her to give up, and there was no chance to win this case. The AAT appeal cannot be held overseas!

Miss YANG did not believe what agent said to her before, so she asked help from Global director, Grace SHEN who were very willing to accept this case and ask AAT member to allow the hearing to be held overseas under the COVID-19 circumstance.

As the materials were fully prepared, Grace SHEN was also asked for a chance to close the case. Finally, this case was reversed in court. And Miss. YANG was successfully granted the student visa after 1 week.

During the whole process, Miss. YANG was offshore, and all the procedures were handled by Grace SHEN and her excellent immigration team.


457 Visa employer nomination application eligibility changed around year 2016, so that his 457 visa application was refused.

Rhys STRANG from Global Law Centre first knew Mr. Clement in 2015. At that time, Mr. Clement had always stuck to his dream career-Film & Video Editing, and he also started his own business many years ago.

On 17th Nov, 2016, he applied for a 457 visa, hoping to be granted the nomination and successfully get the visa via self-employment.

But who would think that after the policy change, applicants could not apply for this visa through self-employment? For this reason, on June 1, 2017, Mr. Clement received a 457 visa application refusal notification.

Later, Rhys took over the case of Mr. Clement and help him apply for AAT appeal. Rhys spent a long time collecting the working related documents. Finally, on May 29, 2019, the previous conclusion that the 457 visa was refocused was rejected and the got the visa back.

At the end of last year, Mr. Clement successfully received the employer nomination and submitted the 457 visa application. Only one month later, the PR visa was successfully approved!