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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...

December 20, 2018

What is the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA)?

The RCHA is individual agreements between Australia and certain countries where visitors can get publicly funded medically necessary care.

What countries are covered in Australia?

Australia has agreements with Belgium,...

December 4, 2018

Major new partner and family visa legislation has passed and is now waiting royal assent to become law.

The final version of the bill is not yet available, however the bill originally included provisions to increase obligations on partner family sponsors, including the...

November 7, 2018

From 1 November 2018, the age requirement for Irish and Canadian passports holders applying for  the Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) has increased from 30 to 35 years old.

The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is a temporary visa for young people who want to holid...

October 26, 2018

Do you have a pending visa application but planning on travelling overseas for the Christmas and Summer holidays?

Don’t leave it to the last minute to check your visa status and right to travel overseas. Here is a brief guide to understanding bridging visas and travel r...

September 14, 2018

The Government has announced an increase of age eligibility for Canadian passport holders to participate in the working holiday program from 1 November 2018. The age eligibility will increase to 35.

The Australian Chamber of Tourism states that Working holiday makers sp...

September 4, 2018

Permanent Residency Visas for Australia are granted with a 5-year multiple travel facility. This means the visa holder can travel to and from Australia without any further visa for the 5-year period. Once the multiple travel facility has expired, or is about to expire,...

On 1 July 2017 the Government introduced a new stream to the Subclass 189 visa program for New Zealanders to obtain permanent residency.

The stream is available to New Zealand Special Category visa holders (Subclass 444) who arrived in Australia after 26th February 2001...

The Department has advised that invitation rounds in Skill Select for Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 visas will only occur once per month, as opposed to a round per fortnight. They have stated there will not be a reduction in the number of places. 

The invitation rounds...

The minimum points required for skilled migration has been increased from 60 points to 65 points from 1 July 2018. The change impacts all applicants who had not yet received an invitation to apply for a Skilled Visa.

Obtaining 65 points does not guarantee an invitation...

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