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GSM Points Increase

GSM Points Increase

The Department of Home Affairs have issued major changes to the General Skilled Migration points tested visas. From 1 July 2018, applicant wishing to apply for, Skilled Independent Visa 189 Skilled Nominated Visa 190 Regional Sponsored Visa 489 will now need to aquire...

457 & TSS Tax Tips

457 & TSS Tax Tips

Tax Tips for 457 and TSS Visa Holders It's tax time again. As a 457 or TSS Visa holder, this may be your first tax return. This is our guide to what you can and can't claim in your 2017-2018 tax return and tips to getting your maximum tax refund. WHAT YOU WILL NEED...

Important Dates for Visa Changes

Important Dates for Visa Changes

We have outlined some of the important changes being implemented over the next year that affect 457, 186 and 187 visa holders and future applicants. Changes from April 19th 2017: The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) was replaced with the Short-term...

Government Abolishing 457 Visa

Government Abolishing 457 Visa

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball has announced today in a video posted on Facebook that he will be abolishing the 457 Visa, and replacing it with new temporary visas. The Federal Government will replace the 457 Visa with the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa:...

Working Holiday vs Work and Holiday

Working Holiday vs Work and Holiday

We have discussed Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas in some of our earlier blog posts. A question we often get is people asking us what the difference is between the two different types of visas. Many people get confused and often use these names...

WHV Update

WHV Update

The Australian Federal Government are still reviewing the age limitations for the Working Holiday visa subclass 417. They are currently discussing the possibility of extending the age limitation to 35 years old. Although the legislation is under review, the age...

Changes to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visas

Changes to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visas

Partner and Prospective Marriage visas. These changes are as a result of the Australian government’s commitment to reducing violence in the Australian community, including family and sexual violence. As part of this commitment, DIBP will ask sponsors of Partner...

Changes to Working Holiday Visa

Changes to Working Holiday Visa

Click here for the latest update on the Working Holiday Visa age limit increase. Click hereSeptember 29, 2016 / in Immigration News / by admin Changes to Working Holiday Visa From 1 January 2017, changes to the Working Holiday Visa program may come into effect that...

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