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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...

February 11, 2019

Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.

As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for pe...

Data Matching to Enhance Compliance in SC457/482 programs

On 9 Jan 2019 the Department of Home Affairs issued a notice regarding SC457/482 visas. In the notice the Department announced it will start exchange data with the Australian Taxation Office (the ATO) to identify...

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:...

Several States and Territories released their state based occupation lists during the first week of July.  The lists are very much state specific and generally contain occupations which are in demand in a particular area or region.  Quite often, state lists are seen fr...

Historically speaking 1 July brings many changes in the world of immigration including a fee increase across visa as well as citizenship applications.  Whilst the cost of visas changes from time to time, generally all visas will be subject to increase in fees from 1 Ju...

Australians wishing to sponsor their parents from overseas welcomed recent news that an increase to the income threshold for parent visas introduced earlier year was scrapped.

The Social Services Minister was forced to back down on the new rules as a result of heavy lob...

Permanent Residency visas are issued with a 5 year travel facility. Once this expires, permanent residents require a Resident Return Visa (RRV) to travel and return to Australia.

The residency requirement to apply for an RRV is that you have spent a total of at least 2...

As we approach the last quarter of this financial year, The Department of Jobs and Small Business once again carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market.

Subsequently, the results are published of its research as individual occupatio...

As part of ongoing visa simplification framework, the government has announced creation of a new visa to be piloted in Australia from 1 July 2018.

This visa will form part of the Global Talent Scheme and will consist of two components.  The first stream will become avai...

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