Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa – New permanent residency pathways for subclass 457 and short-term stream subclass 482 visa holders

From 1 July 2022, laws were changed to allow certain Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa holders and Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa holders, who were not previously eligible…

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Australia international borders update

The Federal government have recently announced that from December 1 of 2021, Australia will open its international borders to visa holders within 28 categories including skilled visas and international students.From…

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Offshore humanitarian visas for citizens of Afghanistan
3.000 refugee Australian visas for Afghanistan citizens

Offshore humanitarian visas for citizens of Afghanistan

Australia’s annual humanitarian program: 3,000 Offshore humanitarian visas for citizens of Afghanistan will be allocated in the annual program with a possible increase during 2021 and 2022. On 18 August 2021, the Australian…

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COVID-19 Pandemic event visa

In response to the extraordinary circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has made new arrangements for applying for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa. The Australian Government Endorsed…

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Citizenship application delays

Under the current government, the processing time for Australian citizenship applications has drastically increased. Although the number of citizenship applications has considerably risen during the past four years, a review…

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Visa Application Fee Increases

Applying for visas will soon become more costly as the Department of Home Affairs has announced that visa application fees will increase by 5.4% for all visa applications (apart from…

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Skilled Regional Visa Updates

If you are intending to apply for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), please be aware that this visa will be closed to new applications after 11.59 pm on…

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