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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’.

Subclass 188 Victorian government nominations closing soon

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.

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.

Prospective Marriage visa holders stuck outside Australia

The Australian government has announced a welcome change for Prospective Marriage visa holders stuck outside of Australia.

2020 Federal Budget and Australian Migration Law

With the Federal Budget announcement this week came a number of proposed changes to the Australian migration system.

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.

Australian visas and domestic violence

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.

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.

Australian citizenship update: ceremonies by video link

The Australian Government has announced they will recommence citizenship ceremonies via video link during the coronavirus pandemic...

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.

COVID-19 and Australian visas

How does COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) impact my Australian visa?

NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List Updated

On 25 September 2017 the New South Wales Government updated its visa subclass 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.

Upcoming Migration Changes for 2018

Australian Migration Law and Policy change regularly. Here are some changes to look out for in 2018.

Partner visa case study

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...

Top 7 Secrets to successfully gain an Australian Visa

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...