Schweizer Kobras has extensive experience in advising foreign companies and their Australian subsidiaries in relation to their business operations in Australia. In this context, we also typically advise clients about the appropriate visas to transfer or recruit overseas employees such as executives or technicians to Australia for newly established or growing operations in this country.

We prepare and lodge temporary and permanent work visa applications in cases where employees and their families are sponsored by overseas companies or, more often, an Australian subsidiary. We also prepare or assist in the preparation of, and advise in regard to most other business related visa applications.

In our immigration practice, we typically prepare or review:

  • Temporary Work (skilled) Visa (subclass 482)
  • Permanent Residency under the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Temporary Work (short stay specialist) Visa (subclass 400)

We also regularly deal with other visa categories such as Partner Visas (Subclass 820 and 801) as well as Australian citizenship applications and applications for the retention of German citizenship (Beibehalturgsgerehmigung)