Australian Migration & Visa specialists

Australian Visas, Immigration & Citizenship
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Where we can be of assistance

Student Visa
Partner Visa
Prospective Marriage Visa
Parent Visa
Child Visa
Carer Visa
Medical Treatment Visa
Protection Visa
Skilled Migration Pathways
Visa Appeal
Other Family Visas

Our expertise

Skilled Migration pathways

If you have certain skills, experience and fluent  English, we can explore your visa options for you to stay and work in Australia.

We can offer you:

  • Free eligibility criteria pre-assessment for GSM and Global Talent Visas
  • Narrowing down visa pathways for migration
  • Information and guidelines on how to enhance your chance of being successful
  • Assistance with your EOI submission
  • Assistance with the visa application
  • Connection with employment
    agencies in Australia

Student Visas and Education in Australia

If you are considering studying in Australia, you may be eligible for a student visa.

We can offer you:

  • Eligibility criteria assessment and comprehensive legal advice
  • Information about education in Australia, CRICOS courses and packages
  • Assistance with choosing the most suitable course that matches your needs and budget
  • Assistance with the visa application
  • Prompt connection to services such as airport Pick Up & Homestay

Family visas

Family Visas (Partner, Child, Parent, Carer and Other Family Visas). AUS VISA SOLUTIONS helps bringing family together.

We can offer you:

  • Eligibility criteria assessment and comprehensive legal advice
  • Information about sponsorship, Assurance of Support (AoS), Balance of Family (BoF) test, health criteria and waivers provisions
  • Assistance with the visa application
  • Information about Medicare, Centrelink and English Courses for Adult Migrants

Why work with us?


AUS VISA SOLUTIONS – Proactive and Personal Service

We are Sydney based Australian Immigration Specialists . Our main office is conveniently located in North Sydney with easy access by train and buses.

For our client s’ convenience we also operate in Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Bondi Junction offices.

Established in 2014 by Svetlana Gunaratne, MARA 1466111, AUS VISA SOLUTIONS is dedicated to keep up to date with the latest regulations, policy changes, opportunities and trends, and analyses each and every individual’s visa circumstances.

Our comprehensive knowledge of Australian temporary residence & permanent residence immigration issues allows us to provide you with complete strategic advice and effective immigration solutions to assist with your move to Australia.

AUS VISA SOLUTIONS is proud to provide immigration solutions to people from all over the world and many different backgrounds. Our high customer service standard means we continually receive many referrals and repeat business from many satisfied clients.

We are focused on building trust with our clients to deliver a personal service within our client relationships. We invest time and resources throughout the course of our relationships to truly un derstand our clients and their family members’ migration needs.

We provide accessible, accurate and genuine advice to our clients, as well as being a highly ethical agency, with a fair fee structure.

We deliver:
  • comprehensive and highly professional immig ration advice
  • legal assistance with applications for Australian Visas and Australian citizenship
  • resolution of complex immigration matters
  • We protect our clients’ privacy.

We act in accordance with the Australian Law, the legitimate interests of our clients and the Code of Conduct.

Our Reward is Your Success!


Svetlana was absolutely helpful throughout the process of my brother’s student visa application. Couldn’t have done it without her assistance. Svetlana was a great listener, professional and informative.

Would highly recommend Aus Visa Solutions services!

Ornina Tchado

(Australia) January 2023

I have met Svetlana Gunaratne in April 2022 to get assistance with my visa application. I can confidently say that Svetlana is very professional and highly experienced immigration agent. I am very happy with the service that been provided and of course with the outcome of my matter. I highly recommend this company if you are looking for trustworthy and competent migration expert.

Inna Aksanyuk

(Ukraine) December 2022

I highly recommended Aus Visa Solution because I am very satisfied with them work! Svetlana worked in constant contact with me and did everything possible to achieve the faster results! I get my student visa in 1 month! Thank you so much Svetlana!

Svetlana Chistyakova

(Russian Federation) January 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible New Zealand citizen meaning?

Eligible New Zealand citizen

You are an eligible New Zealand citizen if you arrived in Australia on a New Zealand passport and were:

  • in Australia on 26 February 2001 and were a special category visa (SCV) holder on that day,
  • or in Australia for a period or periods totalling 12 months in the 2 years immediately before 26 February 2001, and returned to Australia after that day
  • assessed as protected SCV holders before 26 February 2001
EOI How it Works?

Expression of Interest (EOI) How It Works

From 1 July 2012, if you are intending to apply for one of the following visas, you will need to submit an EOI via Skill Selectand receive an invitation before you can apply for a visa:

• Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)
• Subclass 189 Skilled Independent (Permanent)
• Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated (Permanent)
• Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
• Subclass 858 Global Talent (Permanent)

You can also express interest in the following visa programs on your EOI to be contacted by an employer.

• Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
• Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
• Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS)
• Subclass 492 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

An EOI is not a visa application, it is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.
You will be asked to provide a range of information in your EOI depending on the visa(s) you want to be considered for, such as:

• basic personal information
• nominated occupation
• work experience
• study and education
• level of English skills
• details of a Skills Assessment, related to your nominated occupation
• business and investment experience.

When submitting an EOI the applicant needs to keep in mind that the score they have claimed in the EOI will be required to be justified when making an application for a visa. If the applicant is unable to prove that they achieved the claimed score, the visa will be most likely refused. Usually the applicant has 60 days to make an application for a visa after receiving an invitation letter.

Be aware: If you’re invited to apply for a visa, the information you submit in the your EOI will be used as part of your application. If you provide misleading or false information on your EOI, your application may be refused. If your visa is refused on this basis you will be subject to a three year ban which may prevent grant of a further visa.

If you receive two invitations and you do not lodge a visa application in response to either of these invitations, your EOI will be removed from SkillSelect.

Your EOI will be removed automatically if it expires. Submitted EOIs expire after two years. EOIs that are begun, but are never submitted as a complete EOI will also be removed automatically two years after they are commenced.

If you considering lodging an EOI, consulting a specialist is highly recommended. The inadvertent mistakes when submitting an EOI may lead to inability to satisfy the visa requirements and subsequent visa refusal.

Meaning of Usually Resident

Usually Resident

The definition of “usually resident” cannot be found in the migration legislation.

Therefore we will refer to the Departmental policy:

As ‘usually resi dent’ is not defined in the Migration Act 1958 or Migration Re gulations 1994 , it is taken to have its common or dictionary meaning. That common meaning has been the subject of a number of judicial decisions.

In 2003, the Full Federal Court considered ‘usual residence’ in Scargill v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (2003) FCAFC III (2 June 2003) (Scargill). Scargill addressed the specific phrase ‘usually resident’ as it applied in the definition of ‘remaining relative’. The court in Scargill looked to other cases that used similar phrases, such as Kotaki Par a Rubber Estates Limited v The Federal Commissioner of Taxation (1941) HCA 13; (1941) 64 CLR 241. Scargill found a person must meet two essential elements to be considered usually resident in a particular place:

  • a physical presence in a particular place (a s indicated by where a person maintains a home, eats and sleeps, even if this is in hotels or a yacht) and
  • an intention to treat that place as a home for at least the time being but not necessarily forever
Dependent Child

Dependent Child

Regulation 1.03

dependent child of a person, means the child or step

  • child of the person (other than a child
    or step
  • child who is engaged to be married or has a spouse or de facto partner), being a child or step child who:
    (a) has not turned 18; or
    (b) has turned 18 and:
               (i) is dependent on that person; or
               (ii) is incapacitated for work due to the total or partial loss of the child’s or step – child’s bodily or mental functions