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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...

Restrictions around sponsored subclass 482 visas is forcing migrants to look at alternative visa options to remain in Australia.  These options may include subclass 407, Training Visa.

Subclass 407 visa aims to promote international goodwill by allowing Australian organ...

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...

Australia’s Permanent Migration Program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set on an annual basis and re-sets on 1 July each year.  For the current migration year, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190,00...

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:...

September 24, 2018

Perhaps this is a good time to revisit PIC 4020 and the rationale behind it as we are seeing a lot more natural justice letters from the Department in this regard.

An Introduction

Fraud within the Visa and Citizenship Programmes is a high risk for the Department. People...

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