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The current uncertain times have highlighted the importance of ensuring you are aware of your visa options and taking appropriate action.

If you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident then you may be eligible to proceed with permanent res...

The Government has made changes to the work restrictions of Student Visa Holders, in certain circumstances.

Australia’s major supermarkets will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international student employees to help keep shelves stocked.

International students...

The Government has made changes to the work restrictions of the Working Holiday (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) Visa to assist bushfire-affected communities.

The 417 and 462 visa are both subject to condition 8547, meaning the holder can only work for...

Are you an Australian Permanent Resident and been considering applying for Australian Citizenship for some time?

Life gets busy and once people have their permanent residency it can take some time to get around to applying for Australian Citizenship.

At SCA Connect we ca...

December 6, 2019

The 494 visa, introduced on 16 November 2019, is a provisional visa with a migration pathway (via Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) which comes into effect on 16 November 2022.

See this link for further information on the subclass 191 specifica...

December 3, 2019

The new Subclass 491 visa (Skilled Work Regional Provisional) was introduced on 16th November 2019. This has replaced the Subclass 489 visa program. The Subclass 491 visa is a points tested visa for applicants sponsored by:

a) A designated regional area of an Australian...

April 2, 2019

It has recently been announced that the reciprocal Work and Holiday arrangements between Greece and Australia will commence on 1 July 2019.

Under the arrangement, 500 places will be made available in each country annually for Greek and Australian citizens between 18 and...

March 20, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (AN...

March 12, 2019

For many people it is frustrating and challenging to bring their parents to Australia to visit and spend quality time with the family.  Due to the high demand for a visa to allow for parents to reunite with their children, the Australian Government has announced the in...

February 28, 2019

It is the time of the year when student visas are about to expire and many students are starting to consider their options to remain in Australia.

Major new partner and family visa legislation has also been passed and the legislation will come into effect after royal as...

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