Immigration News
Temporary Parent Visa

Temporary Parent Visa

On March 1 2019, Minister Coleman announced introduction of a new five year Temporary Sponsored Parent visa. The new Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa sponsorship applications will be open for applications on 17 April 2019. A sponsorship application will need to be...

3 Year Working Holiday Visa

3 Year Working Holiday Visa

Changes to Working Holiday Visas: Increased to three years On 21st of February 2019, the Minister announced that the maximum number of Working Holiday and Work & Holiday Visas (Subclass 417 and 462) a person may hold in Australia will be increased to three. These...

Data Matching Program for Skilled Visas

Data Matching Program for Skilled Visas

Data Matching Program The Department of Home Affairs will be exchanging data with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to enhance compliance in the temporary skilled employer sponsored visa program. This data exchange will allow the Department to determine whether:...

Working Holiday Visa Age Limit Increase

Working Holiday Visa Age Limit Increase

In 2016, The Australian Government announced that it would be increasing the Working Holiday Visa age limit from 30 to 35. It’s official, finally some good news for Canadian and Irish Travellers. Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs has signed an agreement with both...

Prioritising Regional Visas

Prioritising Regional Visas

On Tuesday 26 August 2018, Hon David Coleman was sworn in by the Governor-General as Australia’s new Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs. In a recent interview, Mr Coleman told SBS News of his plans to get migrants to struggling regional...

Nurses Bridging Program

Nurses Bridging Program

Are you a Registered Nurse and looking to migrate to Australia? We can help! There is a simplified pathway for overseas registered nurses to migrate to Australia. Bridging program  This is the first and most important step. The program is also referred to as IRON...

Skilled Migration Invitation Rounds

Skilled Migration Invitation Rounds

On 1st July 2018, due to the large volume of skilled visa invitations issued, the minimum point requirement increased from 60 to 65 points. Applicants who lodged their EOI before 30 June 2018 with 60 points will continue to stay in the queue. Will 65 points get you an...

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) On 9th May 2018, the migration amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018 was passed by the Australian Parliament. What is the Skilling Australians Fund? The SAF replaces the ‘training benchmark requirements’ that employers had to...

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