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December 6, 2019

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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 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...

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