This week Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison agreed to a free trade deal between the United Kingdom and Australia. Part of the deal will also be a new agricultural visa, enabling farmworkers from the UK to spend time working in Australia and vice versa. There will also be some important changes to the existing workingContinue reading “A new agricultural visa and changes to the Working Holiday Visa program”
1st July 2021 changes to the income threshold for s/c 189 Skilled Independent Visa (NZ Citizens)
Victoria reopens skilled visa nomination program (subclasses 190 and 491)
NSW releases Skilled Occupation lists for the remainder of the current financial year 2020/2021.
VIC to opens Significant Investor Visa Nominations.
Changes to the Australian Distinguished Talent Visa.
PTE test centres in Melbourne to reopen after lockdown.
The Australian government is offering refunds and fee waivers for certain visa holders who were unable to travel to Australia due to the COVID pandemic.
Australian government announces changes to partner visa program.
Certain s/c 887 visa holders, who are struggling to meet the employment and residency requirement are to be given concessions.
Department of Home Affairs refuses to accept home-based English tests.
The existing inbound and outbound travel ban for Australia was just extended to December 2020.
A list of visas designed to bring your parents to Australia.
Australian partner visa are designed to bring your partner to Australia, whether you’re married, in a de facto relationship or in a same-sex relationship.
Australia continues to process family reunion visas.
Australia regional migration stopped until further notice.
South Australia to close state nomination program until further notice.
NSW 491 skilled migration program to open for one week only for onshore applicants.
Victoria skilled migration program closes until July 2020.
Update on Western Australia’s skilled migration program.
All applicants and their immediate family members applying for a visa to Australia must pass the Departments ‘Health Criteria’.
Citizenship approvals will not be cancelled if no citizenship ceremony can be attended due the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Australian closes its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents.
On the 18/3/2020 BUPA Australia published the following message on their website: In light of the current COVID-19 situation and to ensure we can meet Australian Government guidelines, we are currently not taking new bookings and are rescheduling some existing bookings. New bookings will become available in the coming days once existing bookings have beenContinue reading “Covid-19: BUPA announces disruptions for visa medicals in Australia”
Travel ban update
For a limited time working holiday makers will be able to claim bushfire recovery work, when applying for their subsequent visa.
Important changes for s/c 188 Business Innovation and Investment applicants,, seeking to undertake export activities in Victoria.
The Australian government has decided to extend the travel ban for foreign nationals coming from mainland China for another week.
The latest invitation round shows that 90 points was the lowest accepted score for certain skilled visas.
November changes for the Queensland skilled occupation list.
Australia’s government launches new ‘Global Talent’ visa for highly skilled candidates in select key industries.
In March this year, the Australian government announced that it would increasingly focus on shifting skilled migration intake to regional areas of Australia. Subsequently the Government is increasing the total number of regional places in this financial year to 25,000. The definition of regional Australia for migration purposes will also change. E.g. Perth and theContinue reading “Australias Immigration Department announces changes to ‘regional areas’”
Three new Australian skilled visas to be introduced in November.
August closures & updates concerning the regional nominated migration program.
Important Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation and Investor Program
Changes to the SA State Nomination Program include some new occupations as well as better access for international graduates.
New ACT occupation list will be effective from July 1.
First details of proposed new regional visas announced
Australian Federal Budget 2019: Changes to the Migration Program
38 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL; 27 occupations have been removed from the STSOL and 18 occupations have been added to the ROL.
SA offers new opportunities for graduates from a South Australian University.
1 March 2019 changes to OSAP, TSS and TRS Skills assessment
Minister announced extra funding to boost regional migration.
QLD skilled migration update.
The new visa is seeking to attract promising overseas entrepreneurs to develop their concepts in South Australia.
New temporary sponsored parent visa enables parents to stay in Australia for up to 5 years.
Australian visa processing times vary across visa categories, embassies and country of origin.
New pathway to permanent residency for international students in WA.
Victoria has introduced a number of changes to their skilled nomination program, which will come into effect on Monday 10th September.
Understand the reasons why your visitor visa was refused.
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