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Australia may introduce mandatory provisional visas before permanent residency

Australia may introduce mandatory provisional visas before permanent residency
The government is discussing plans to introduce mandatory provisional visas before migrants are allowed to live in Australia on permanent visas.Migrants coming to Australia may have to spend a certain period of time on mandatory provisional visas before they are granted a permanent residency. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is exploring this possibility in a visa...

VISA OVERHAUL TO SLAM DOOR ON 55,000 SKILLED MIGRANTS

VISA OVERHAUL TO SLAM DOOR ON 55,000 SKILLED MIGRANTS
The government’s visa crackdown is estimated to slash Australia’s annual skilled immigration intake by more than 55,000, or about a quarter of the total.  The Australian Population Research Institute’s study suggests this could ease congestion and house price growth. The government’s amendments have put an axe through the two pillars of the past immigration policy, encouraging...

WORKING HOLIDAY AGE RAISED TO 35

WORKING HOLIDAY AGE RAISED TO 35
Some welcome news for working holiday travellers wishing to visit Australia to work and holiday. Applicants can now be up to 35 years of age at the time of making an application. A Subclass 417 Working holiday visa is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between...

Introducing a five year temporary sponsored visa for parents

Introducing a five year temporary sponsored visa for parents
In May 2017, the Australian Government confirmed that, subject to the passage of relevant legislation, a new temporary sponsored parent visa will be introduced during the 2017-18 Migration Programme year. The temporary sponsored parent visa is designed to allow the parents of Australians to spend longer periods of time with their children in Australia without placing additional burden on...

Visa Application Charges to Rise

Visa Application Charges to Rise
Visa Application Charges to rise - as part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government announced a number of changes to existing Visa Application Charges (VACs). From 1 July 2017 all current VACs payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will be indexed annually in line with the forecast Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rounded to the nearest $5.  The...

Summary of changes to subclass 457

Temporary work visas & subclass 186 and 187 permanent residence visas

Any 457 sponsorship, nomination or visa applications that are NOT listed in the relevant Instrument IMMI 17/040 (check any notes against the relevant occupation) and NOT decided by 18th April 2017 will no longer be able to be approved. Any new 457 applications lodged from 19 April 2017 onwards will have to have their occupation on the STSOL or MLTSSL occupation lists. If applicants are...

VISA PROCESSING TIMES

VISA PROCESSING TIMES
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has advised that visa applicants will now be able to view current visa application processing times. This information is now available for most visa types, and can be found on the DIBP website. This means that visa applicants should be able to access up-to-date information related to their particular Subclass of visa application, giving...

Study commercial cookery in beautiful Brisbane, Queensland, Australia!

CERTIFICATE III AND CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMERCIAL COOKERY

Study commercial cookery in beautiful Brisbane, Queensland, Australia!
These qualifications provides a pathway to work in Australia as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Founded by Award Winning Chefs in 2009, Australian Skills Management Institute (ASMI) is a Brisbane based progressive training company founded on an excellent reputation for quality, and has consistently reviewed the...

Australia’s Second Biggest Export

More international students than Britain

Australia’s Second Biggest Export
Australia attracts more international students than Britain and there are opportunities to extend this reach further as the number of international students globally is forecast to increase, according to international real estate and investment company, JLL. In November 2016 JLL released this information in its Student Accommodation Market Review. With international students now accounting for...

Partner and Fiancé Visa Applications

Changes to sponsorship requirements.

Partner and Fiancé Visa Applications
Sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage (Fiancé) visa applications who lodge a visa application, on or after 18 November 2016, will be required to provide Australian or foreign police checks and consent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection disclosing their convictions for relevant offences to the visa applicants. Relevant offences  involve violence against a person,...

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