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I came to Australia to work with an engineering company who facilitated the issuing of a 457 visa on my behalf. After a year and seven months, I decided that I had to leave their employ not really knowing the implication of this decision. I contacted Philip Silver & Assoc. a few months after I left my employment. That was …

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LETTER OF REFERENCE

Good day Phil and Hafizah, This has been a long in coming. I have wanted to write to official thanks you for some time now and life, as I am sure you will agree, just gets in the way😊 Our journey commenced some 15 months ago when David first put me in touch with you and your greater team. The …

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Permanent Residence was given to us on the 19th October 2017

Once upon a time in 2016, the Smith family decided to pack up and move to Australia. So our journey started in Phillip Silver office in Rosebank via a skype call to him in Sidney. Still every unsure about the big decision and the process of this crazy decision. Phillip really took his time to explain to us, how this …

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PARTNER VISA APPROVED WITHIN THREE MONTHS!

Australian Partner Visa

If you ever applied for a Partner Visa (subclass 820/309), you know that a processing time for this visa subclass can be up to 20 month. This means that partner visa applicants and their sponsors have to wait for a decision for almost 2 years before they can apply for the second stage (permanent) Partner Visa! Luckily, our clients received …

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Over the Moon

Hi there, Wow i am over the moon now. Thank you so much for all your hard work and input over the last 20 months. Its been one helluva ride dus far. Thanks team, ill recommed you guys any day!!!! Wow Tx Claudia

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WINDING UP AN ESTATE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE A DECEASED RESIDED IN AUSTRALIA & LEFT ASSETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

A deceased who dies outside of the Republic of South Africa and who was resident in Australia, but who leaves property and/or any document that is a Will or is intended as a Will in the Republic of South Africa; the estate must be reported to the Master of the High Court in the Republic of South Africa. It is …

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Changes To Certain Australian Visas

Major changes to certain Australian visas have been announced by the Australian Department of Immigration in April 2017. Prepared by Phillip Silver –Principal Lawyer Benjamin Franklin apparently wrote in a 1789 letter that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. If Benjamin Franklin were alive today he would to his list of certainties “being ambushed by …

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Philip Silver Recommendation

My family had been granted permanent residence in Australia in the middle of 2008. Due to unforeseen family circumstances my family and I were not able to permanently relocate to Australia within the given time period allocated. After visiting Australia in December 2015 I made up my mind that after I finish my final year of studies I would like …

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Immigration scam targets migrants

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘Department of Immigration’, threatening deportation and demanding money. The ACCC has received 300 reports about this scam since March, with more than $150,000 reported lost. “The scammers target migrants and temporary visa holders, claiming there are problems with their immigration paperwork …

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IMMI Grant Notification

Dear Hafizah, Phillip & All, Many thanks for all your help, we truly appreciate your expertise and professionalism in helping us secure this significant milestone. You’re one amazing Law and Immigration Firm that we have and will continue to recommend to those in need. We definitely look forward to the ‘Aussie’ way of life, terima kasih banyak sekali lagi! 😀 …

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