On Thursday the Australian government announced that 25 November 2023 marks the end date of the ‘COVID-19 concession period’ introduced by the former government on 19 September 2020, which allowed concessions in relation to visas as a response to the...
Over the weekend changes to the subclass 186 visa were implemented, providing a new pathway to permanent residency for skilled workers holding 482 visas.
We are celebrating a subclass 190 visa grant for a Victorian based client in the occupation of Systems Analyst. Congratulations to Nubil Ahamadon for your terrific work on this matter!
From 25 November, all Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) visa holders will have the opportunity to access Permanent Residency under the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa.
Applicants who live in Metropolitan Melbourne are now eligible to apply for a Skilled Regional visa (subclass 491), which was previously unavailable to Metro Melbourne applicants.
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’.
Are you considering apply for a Business Innovation visa, an Investor visa or a Significant Investor visa (subclass 188) in Victoria? It is important to know that Victorian nominations for the subclass 188 visa will be closing soon.
The Australian government has announced plans to grant certain family visa applications despite applicants being unable to travel offshore as normally required.
The Australian government has announced a welcome change for Prospective Marriage visa holders stuck outside of Australia.
With the Federal Budget announcement this week came a number of proposed changes to the Australian migration system.
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.
The current global pandemic has been a difficult time for many. Sadly, in Australia, there has been a rise in domestic violence, with many victims/survivors quite literally trapped with their abusers due to the rules around isolation and lockdown.
The Federal Government has today announced it is making 5 key changes to student visa arrangements to encourage international students to come to Australia.
The Australian Government has announced they will recommence citizenship ceremonies via video link during the coronavirus pandemic...
The Australian Government has created a new visa options for people who are stuck in Australia due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
How does COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) impact my Australian visa?
On 25 September 2017 the New South Wales Government updated its visa subclass 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.
Australian Migration Law and Policy change regularly. Here are some changes to look out for in 2018.
Liz* and Steve* met and fell in love while Liz was studying in Australia. Realising there are many differences between them, including their culture, language and ages, Liz and Steve were worried that their relationship would not be believed as...
Migrating to another country can be extremely stressful. Not only are you uprooting your life, family and belongings to a whole new world but you will need to go through the process of applying for a visa. Visa applications can...