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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...

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 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 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...

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...

Are you planning to apply for a partner visa or preparing for an AAT appeal but for some reasons not actually living together with your partner?  What could you do to ensure you could still pass the “living together” check for a partner visa despite the fact you and yo...

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...

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