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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...

Citizenship by decent – who is my parent?

Think of this scenario: you are an Australian citizen and you apply for Australian citizenship for your child. After a long wait the Department finally contacts you. You are required to provide relationship evidence and do a DNA...

January 24, 2019

Last year we touched upon Public Interest Criterion 4020. Today, we will revisit this topic. 

To read the previous article, please click here.

What are the consequences of a PIC 4020 breach?

The visa applicant is obliged to prove their identity and provide true informatio...

December 9, 2018

You may have recently received a refusal for an application.

Do not despair, you may have options available to you including the following:

1. Request for the refusal to be vacated

A refusal may only be vacated on limited circumstances such as where the Department of Home...

Retirement Visas Explained

Until May this year, the Department of Home Affairs offered a temporary visa called, the Subclass 405/410 Visa aimed at self-funded retirees who have no dependents and wanted to live in Australia during their retirement years.  This visa enabl...

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...

October 16, 2018

We all know that a visa applicant should never submit a ‘bogus’ document or provide false or misleading information when making an application. One might ask however - how much actual knowledge, consent and active participation on the part of a visa applicant is requir...

The Department of Home Affairs updated its information on current parent visa scheme framework.  Home Affairs confirmed that the following numbers of visas are available under contributory and non-contributory parent visa scheme:

In the 2018–19 Migration Programme year:...

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