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As we walked with our clients’ on their visa journeys over the years, we realised how many people would benefit from a reliable source of information that detangle confusing regulations and are reader-focused. It serves to educate on all things emigration and immigration, to simplify, clarify and provide the latest of updates in the ever evolving Australian migration laws, and to speak about exciting news. Sometimes even scandals!

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South Australia DAMA: Occupations and Benefits

What is a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)? Remember the labour agreement stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)? This is not accessible by employees or businesses in general, but only if you are a local business and covered under a DAMA in your area. DAMAS are an agreement between between an... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

              7 Days of Migration (28th August to 4th September 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research,... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (21st August to 28th August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.... Continue Reading

Initial Entry Date Requirement

Over the years we have received many enquiries from permanent residency visa holders overseas who did not meet their  “initial entry date”. It is confusing because this initial entry date is not a condition that usually appears on the visa itself however it still is a “condition” and if not complied with there are cancellation... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (14th August to the 21st August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

            7 Days of Migration  (7th August to the 14th August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research,... Continue Reading

491 and 494 Visa Holders To Be Given Equitable Access To Social Services

Today the government announced a bill that will ensure future 494 and 491 visa holders will have access to various social services as if they were permanent residents.  In an explanation of the new laws proposed to parliament the government states;  “This Bill supports the Australian Government’s initiatives in managing Australia’s immigration program and supporting... Continue Reading

The 870 Visa Trap. Given With One Hand And Taken Away With The Other

According to the Immigration department the Temporary Parent 870 visas are off to a flying start and some sponsorship applications only taking 3 days to process. The department released a statement saying; Parents from South Africa, Venezuela, China, South Korea, Bolivia, the UK, Egypt and India will soon be in Australia with their families after... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

    7 Days of Migration  (24th of July to the 1st of August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done... Continue Reading

South Australia DAMA: Requirements

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between an area and the Australian government for businesses in that area to enter into a labour agreement. Before you think that this would not apply to you, think again. As a business covered under a DAMA or a visa applicant that is struggling to meet requirements,... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

              7 Days of Migration (17th of July to the 24th of July 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do... Continue Reading

Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Businesses

Are you a business located in the Northern Territory? Are you looking to employ but are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates to occupy vacant positions? You might want to take a look at entering into a labour agreement with the Australian government, which would allow you to sponsor overseas workers to fill those... Continue Reading

NSW 190 Sponsorship Work And Residency Requirements

   Not all of the occupations on the July 2019 190 sponsorship list have the additional work and living requirements, only the ones where there are generally more applicants than places available. To bring yourself to the attention of the NSW government, if your occupation has this additional requirement you will have to have claimed... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (10th July to the 17th of July) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Visa Applicants

Have you ever wondered what the labour agreements stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) is? Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between a state and the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) to allow businesses in specific locations to access certain types of skilled labour not currently available in the... Continue Reading

Offshore Applications And Bridging Visa E

Did you know that in many cases you may obtain a Bridging Visa E (BVE) to remain in Australia even though you applied for your visa offshore? Most of you know that when you apply for a visa when you are in Australia and you hold a substantive visa,  you are granted a Bridging Visa... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (3rd of July to the 10th  of July) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

New DAMA areas released

New Migration Program year! Every year the Australian government sets a quota for the migration intake for the Migration Program. Migration Program year 2019/20 is set at 160,000 places. This year will have more places allocated to the Employer Sponsored, Regional and State and Territory Nominated visa categories. Global Talent – Independent program Last year... Continue Reading

Last Application Date For The 489 Visa!

Everyone knows by now that the The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease at 11:59pm on 15 November 2019. This cut off date will of course have an effect on the ability of states and territories to nominate and... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (26th of June to the 3rd of July) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Adoption Visa (Subclass 102): Specific Situations and Citizenship

In our last article we did an overview of what the Adoption visa (subclass 102) entails, including some important information about the authorities and Acts that the adoption processes are affected by. In this article, we delve into the specific categories under which an adoption falls and the visa criteria surrounding that situation. Read: Wishing... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (20th of June to the 27th of June) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

Wishing to adopt? Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

If you want to adopt a children from overseas into Australia, you do not only need to think about the adoption process but also that child’s visa into Australia. To learn more about intercountry adoption, visit the Intercountry Adoption Australia website linked below. Read: Intercountry Adoption Australia The visa you should be learning about is... Continue Reading

Student 500 Visa: Condition 8202      

This important visa condition applies to all Student visa (subclass 500) holders. Condition 8202 requires students to: Be enrolled in a full time course Achieve satisfactory course progress Achieve satisfactory course attendance Maintain enrolment in a course at the same level or higher Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level for which they obtained the visa: change... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (5th of June to the 12th of June) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (29TH OF May to 5th of June) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

Residency And Income For The New PR Regional 191 Visa

AFTER the new 491 and 494 visas are granted from the 16th November this year holders of these visas can only use the new 191 visa to lodge PR. This 191 visa will be vastly different to the current 887 version which will remain in place for 489 visa holders. The current 887 visa requires... Continue Reading

Student Visas: When Can I Change My Provider?

The National Code under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework details a vast number of regulations that affect international students on study visas. Of particular interest and not as well known as it should be, Standard 7 under National Code 2018 covers international students who wish to transfer from one education provider to... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (22nd May to the 29th of May) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (15th May to the 22nd of May) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

More On Cancellation Grounds: s116 – Cancellation Of Visas On Specified Grounds

Facing a visa cancellation can happen based on reason that occurred after you have obtained the visa as well as for reasons that occurred before you obtained your visa. We hope that understanding this helps you to stay out of trouble, both before and after getting your visa! s116 under the Act is one dense... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (8th of May to the 15th of May) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading