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7th June 2019

Visa Application Fee Increase 1 July 2019

From 1 July 2019 there will be an increase in visa application charges The department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses.
6th June 2019

Two New Visas for Regional Australia

The new skilled regional provisional visas will be for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia. There will be two new skilled regional provisional visas introduced in November 2019: 1. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. 2. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa: for people who are nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible family member to live and work in regional Australia.
9th April 2019

Possible introduction of two new skilled regional visas

The Australian Government announced a new proposal to introduce two new skilled regional provisional visas from November 2019, and one new permanent regional visa from November 2022. This aligns with the Government’s plan to encourage migrants to move to regional Australia (which will be redefined as anywhere outside of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth).
9th April 2019

Commencement of the five-year Subclass 870 sponsored parent (temporary) visa

On 1 March 2019, Immigration announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019.
9th April 2019

Changes to Partner Visas

Significant changes are coming to Partner visa applications. This will be in the visa process. The Department of Home Affairs intends to introduce a separate application for Partner visas and sponsors, which must be lodged and approved before a Partner visa application can be lodged.
15th August 2018

New Labour Market Testing requirements for TSS Visa (Subclass 482)

On August 12th 2018, the new Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa have been officially implemented by the Department of Home Affairs.
15th August 2018

What You Should Know About Skilling Australians Fund (Saf) Levy

The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy impacts employers sponsoring overseas workers on both temporary and permanent visas. It officially came into force on August 12th 2018.
11th April 2018

The Transitional Arrangements for 457 visa holders to Apply for Permanent Residence

If you held a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 and continue to hold this visa or a 457, TSS, or related bridging visa at time
11th April 2018

Alternative English Language test are accepted by the Department of Immigration

We received various inquiries about English Language Test. The following English language tests are accepted by the Department of Immigration:
11th April 2018

Occupation ceilings for the 2015-16 programme year

Due to high levels of demand, the below three occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year: · ICT Business and
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