Australia’s federal government announced Australia’s borders will remain closed for a further three months. Australia’s COVID-19 international travel ban was officially extended beyond the previously set target of 17th September to 17th December. This means international travellers will be barred from entering Australia while Australian citizens and residents will not be allowed to leave these […]
Citizenship ceremonies via video link have been underway for several weeks now. They have replaced face-to-face citizenship ceremonies while lock down measures have been in place to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Yet some permanent residents who received their citizenship approval letters late last year are still waiting for a citizenship ceremony appointment. […]
The Australian Labor Party’s Senator Kristina Keneally recently sought a debate on Australia’s migrant intake post-COVID 19, arguing there should be fewer temporary visa holders allowed in Australia. Broad terms can create confusion so we’re taking this opportunity to clarify a few areas of Australia’s temporary visa migration program. Who are Australia’s temporary visa holders? […]
Saturday 4 April 2020 Some working holiday makers on 417 visas can work for more than 6 months with one employer, the acting immigration minister announced yesterday. Working holiday visa holders who are working in critical industries will be exempt from the 6 month limitation. As well as announcing exemptions to the 6 month […]
When the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced the closure of Australia’s borders yesterday, effective from 9pm (AEDT) tonight, temporary visa-holders were most affected. The only temporary residency visa holders who will be allowed entry into Australia are Partner visa holders (excluding Prospective Marriage Visa holders) and Child Visa holders. The closure of Australia’s borders will […]
New skilled migration visas for regional areas of Australia. From 16th of November 2019, the Australian Department of Home Affairs will introduce a new Provisional Points tested Regional visa class. Known if full as Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa. The visa is introduced to assist regional Australia with skilled workers. The visa will […]
David Coleman, minister of the Department of Home Affairs has introduced a new five year Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 870. The visa will commence from the 17th of April 2019 for the accreditation of sponsors and applicants will be invited to apply from the 1st of July 2019.
Just when you thought the flurry of Australian visa rule changes had calmed, more changes are announced. It’s been quite a year so far for Australian immigration. It began In April, when the Government announced structural changes to the subclass 457 visa – a temporary skilled migration visa that enables businesses to fill urgent skills […]