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COVID visa critical sectors expanded

From Friday 14 May the criteria for the ‘COVID visa’ (subclass 408) has been expanded so that tourism and hospitality are now considered ‘critical sectors’.

Concessions for Family Stream visa applicants affected by COVID-19

The Australian government has announced plans to grant certain family visa applications despite applicants being unable to travel offshore as normally required.

Must Arrive Before Dates – Information for Skilled Visa Holders Outside Australia

If your visa is granted to you whilst you are outside of Australia, the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) will provide you with a date called a ‘Must arrive before date’ on your visa grant notice.

Student visa update: supporting international students during coronavirus

The Federal Government has today announced it is making 5 key changes to student visa arrangements to encourage international students to come to Australia.

New coronavirus temporary visa: A ‘safety net’ for some

The Australian Government has created a new visa options for people who are stuck in Australia due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Temporary visa holders and coronavirus

On 4 April 2020, the Australian Government made two announcements in response to the coronavirus pandemic that affects temporary visa holders in Australia. Here is a summary of those changes.

Partner visas and coronavirus: Love in the chaos

With borders effectively closed around the world, many couples and families have found themselves either separated from one another or forced to consider visa pathways sooner than they would like. We have received many queries since the coronavirus pandemic hit...

Sponsorship obligations (subclass 457/482) and coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Australian businesses to make sudden changes to the way they operate. If your business emloys subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa holders, it is important to consider how your coronavirus changes might impact your...

Australians stuck inside Australia

Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the Australian government has announced a new travel ban. From 25 March 2020 Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents are restricted from travelling outside of Australia. Here we explain if you can still travel.

Australian travel ban – what to do if you are stuck outside Australia

Has the Australian government travel ban (implemented at 9.00 pm Friday 20 March 2020) left you stuck outside Australia? We share the latest information on what you need to do to enter Australia.