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We deliver professional advice and services to assist with citizenship enquiries and applications, as well as to determine eligibility. In addition, we manage issues such as resumption or renunciation of citizenship, citizenship by grant or descent. There are some concessions available within the intricate and nuanced citizenship legislation and we have successfully completed a number of concessional citizenship applications for clients.


Resident Return Visas

Few migration professionals offer services or expertise in this important area. Resident Return visas (RRV) are really extensions of migrant visas, typically issued to people who are permanent residents and not yet citizens of Australia and need to travel or remain overseas, in the medium term. We complete many RRV applications annually and we are also skilled at restoring expired residence visas through the use of RRV’s where circumstances allow.

Visas Include:

  • Subclass 155 – Resident Return Visa


The Skilled Migration Program

Specifically designed to enable skilled professionals and their families to live and work in Australia. There is also a temporary residence option for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. There are a number of different requirements, criteria and restrictions.  An Expression of Interest (EOI) needs to be submitted and skills assessments by authorised bodies are required.  The applicant’s occupation needs to be on a specific skills list. We have exceptionally well-trained and skilled staff to guide clients through the complexities of these visas.

Visas include:

  • Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 190  – Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate Visa
  • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa


Global Talent

There is a desire to attract the ‘best and brightest’ talent from around the world to Australia. The program is restricted to specific industries and provides a direct pathway to permanent residence. Applicants need to be top in their field and have an international reputation and be nominated by an Australian who themselves is recognised. These visas require customised solutions, and Hitchcock & Associates have the required skill and expertise to provide successful outcomes to many clients.

Visas include:

  • Subclass 858 – Global Talent Visa


Family Migration

Keeping families together is a primary goal for this visa stream. There are however significant technicalities and potential pitfalls in this area of migration, and it is important to prepare meticulous applications, with the correct level of documentation and evidence to build a strong case. Hitchcock & Associates has experienced incredible success as we continuity to unite families to live in Australia.

Visas include:

  • Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent Visa (offshore application)
  • Subclass 143 – Contributory Parent Visa (offshore application)
  • Subclass 864 – Contributory Aged Parent Visa (onshore application)
  • Subclass 103 – Parent Visa
  • Subclass 804 – Aged Parent Visa 
  • Subclass 309 and 100 – Partner Visas
  • Subclass 115 and 835 – Remaining Relative Visas
  • Subclass 101 and 802 – Child Visas

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