The 9th edition of this publication is now available only as an electronic subscription publication. It can be purchased direct from the Immigration Advice & Rights Centre.
The Immigration Kit is a comprehensive, step-by-step, plain language guide to Australia’s immigration, refugee and citizenship laws which explains:
- how the system works
- who can enter or remain in Australia
- the rights and obligations of people who are unlawful
- the difference between permanent and temporary visas
- the criteria for each visa
- how to apply for a visa and what information to include
- how applications are processed
- how to challenge or appeal an immigration decision
- what to do if a visa is cancelled
- the rights and entitlements of visa holders
- who can get Australian citizenship
- where to get help
The 8th edition of The Immigration Kit also highlights court cases which shape the application of parts of migration legislation, and provides readers with a detailed contents list at the front of each chapter to assist with the easy location of information.
Since the publication of the 7th edition of The Immigration Kit in 2005 there have been significant changes to Australia’s immigration and citizenship regimes including:
- new parts of the Migration Act - Part 8B and 8C, being introduced
- an overhaul of the Australian citizenship laws including the introduction of a new Citizenship Act and Regulations, changes to the residence requirements for citizenship and introduction of the citizenship test
- an overhaul of General Skilled Migration
- abolition of labour market testing for permanent employer nomination visas and introduction of gazetted occupations
- abolition of some visa subclasses including Close Ties, Family Relationship, Supported Dependent, Expatriate
- introduction of new visa subclasses including Investor Retirement Visa, Removal Pending Bridging Visa, Maritime Crew Visa
- significant changes to the criteria for some visas eg Remaining Relative Visa and visitor visas
- significant changes to Assurances of Support
- new strict compliance measures for temporary business visas
- changes to the Family Violence provisions (previously ‘domestic violence’)
- new criminal sanctions against employers of people without work rights
- changes to student visa conditions and cancellation processes
- changes to the detention regime including alternative forms of detention
- changes to the roles and functions of review bodies, including an expanded Ombudsman role and restrictions on judicial review
- extensive case law shaping the application of migration legislation change in detail for contacts, referrals and information sources
Preface/ Immigration Advice and Rights Centre/ Acknowledgements/ Table of Statutes
The Immigration System
Visas and Visa Applications
Visas - General Requirements
Unlawful Non-citizens and Immigration Offences
Employer Nominated Migration
Business Skills Migration
Refugee, Humanitarian and Protection Visas
Other Permanent Visas
Resident Return Visas
New Zealand Citizens
Rights of Permanent Residents
Other Temporary Visas
Cancellation of Visas and Deportation
Review of Migrant Decisions
Contacts for Referrals, Information and Assistance
Appendix A - Schedule 8 Visa Conditions
Appendix B - Visa Subclasses - Alphabetical List with Corresponding Classes
Appendix C - Visa Subclass - Numerical List with Corresponding Classes
Appendix D - Student Visa Conditions: Summary of Conditions on Student Visas
Appendix E - MRT Review Table: Making a Valid Review Application
The book has benefited from having multiple authors, as each topic is able to be presented in more depth than if a single practitioner were to attempt such a mammoth task .. Suhad Kamand, Rowena Irish, Peter Bollard, Kerry Murphy and Mark Webster are all well-respected experts in the field ... the book is an extremely valuable plain English guide to this quite complex areas of the law.
Australian Law Librarian, Vol 17 No 3, 2009, 205
A noteworthy feature this time is that, unlike the previous editions, every visa subclass is identified by its number. This is a useful addition.
The Kit is an excellent guide of immigration law and its machinery. It covers the entire range of Australian immigration laws, with emphasis given to the most popular visa subclasses. The good thing is that the Kit is written in simple, easy to understand language. This will greatly help the lay person who is faced with an immigration enquiry.
Ethos, ACT Law Society Journal, June 2009
While there is no substitute for primary sources such as legislation and case law, this work is an excellent resource and will assist lawyers to unravel Australia's migration law. The final chapter includes a comprehensive list of contacts, referrals and websites which should prove very useful for most practitioners.
For practitioners already familiar with previous editions of this work, be aware that this latest edition should be even more useful as it now includes relevant court cases and reports. These were notably absent from older editions and may well, themselves, justify an upgrade to this latest edition.
As with most publications from this publishers, The Kit is reasonably priced.
Hearsay, The Journal of the Queensland Bar Association, November 2008
While there is no substitute for primary sources such as legislation and caselaw, this work is an excellent resource and will assist lawyers to unravel Australia's migration law. The final chapter includes a comprehensive list of contacts, referrals and websites which should prove very useful for most practitioners.
For practitioners already familiar with previous editions of this work, be aware that this latest edition should be even more useful as it now includes relevant court cases and reports. These were notably absent from older editions and may well, themselves justify an upgrade to this latest edition.
As with most publication from this publisher, the Kit is reasonably priced.
Emmanuel Samios, November 2008
The Immigration Kit continues to provide an accessible entry point into the complex area of migration law in Australia. It is a much valued tool …
Law Institute Journal, Victoria, June 2005
What would you advise a family law or criminal law client wanting to know what their rights and obligations are as a permanent resident or citizen of Australia? Fortunately this weighty tome … has the answers. …
Now in its seventh edition, The Immigration Kit is a useful resource in respect to many aspects of migration law, including various categories of visas and forms of migration … The criteria for various types of immigration are outlined in each chapter together with a summary of the relevant legislation and migration regulations, the correct forms required to be submitted to DIMIA and the applicable fees. The book also contains a plain English list of definitions and acronyms that helps to decode immigration law parlance. …
Law Society Journal of NSW, Vol 43:5, June 2005
Published 2 September 2008
Publisher The Federation Press
Australian RRP $125.00
Direct Price $115.00
International Price $115.00
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