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Recently we have seen a couple of cases where the Department of Home Affairs seemed ready to reject 186 Temporary Residence Transition stream applications just because the visa applicants and their employers appeared to have not got employees’ leave entitlements and ov...

November 26, 2018

Can I work for more than 6 months for the same business as a subclass 417 Working Holiday/Subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa holder without prior permission from the Department?

This is one of the frequently asked questions from both subclass 417/462 visa holders and em...

Subclass 190 is designed for skilled visa applicants who have submitted an expression of interest (EoI) in SkillSelect and, after being nominated by a State/Territory government body, have received an invitation to apply for this visa. Subject to receiving an invitatio...

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...

If you are a migrant currently working or thinking of relocating to a regional area, it is worthwhile looking into whether you are eligible for relocation assistance.

As part of developing regional Australia, relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are available t...

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...

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...

Have you recently applied for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) and been wondering why it takes you so long to get the visa granted? Or are you seeking to get a RRV knowing it is unlikely for you to meet the two-year residence requirement prior to lodgement of your applicat...