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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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New Partner Points Are A White Australia Policy

The new partner points law due to come into affect on the 16th November regarding your spouses English ability is yet another White Australia Policy racist piece of legislation. If your spouse is from the UK, Canada, USA, NZ or Ireland they will help you get another 5 points under the GSM points schedule 6D... Continue Reading

7 Days Migration

7 Days of Migration  (3rd April to the 10th of April 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... Continue Reading

Introducing The New Regional Provisional 491, 494 Visas And The New 191 PR visa

Introducing new Regional provisional visas- Subclass 491 & 494 and Regional Permanent visa- Subclass 191. GSM Points test will change on 16th November 2019. Key points: Three new visas to assist regional Australia (designated regional areas). designated regional areas will include all of Australia except for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Subclass... Continue Reading

When Are You At Risk Of A Visa Cancellation?

Getting your visa cancelled will be one of the worst days of your life if the Department of Home Affairs thinks you should no longer remain in Australia. There are a large number of reasons for which the DOHA may decide to cancel a person’s visa. This is a vast and complex topic. We will... Continue Reading

New Details On New Temporary Parent Visa (870) Released

The laws regarding the new 3-5 year 870 Sponsored Temporary Parents visa have been released today. The new information has been inserted with the previous details released. In Summary here are the main points of interest; It costs $5000 for a three year visa and $10000 for a 5 year visa. That is for each... Continue Reading

Consequential Cancellation: If Your Family Member’s Visa Is Cancelled, Your Visa May Too Be At Risk

There are certain circumstances where the cancellation of a person’s visa may result in the cancellation of their family members’ visas as well. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) terms this as “subsequent cancellation” or “consequential cancellation”. Depending on the situation, this may be an automatic result or one that is dependent on the discretion... Continue Reading

RSMS 187 Visa Closes End Of October

Budget release had some surprises! On Tuesday, the budget measure was released for 2019 to 2020. Here is a brief summary of what to expect from the federal budget for migration. To see the Federal Budget, click here  No RSMS after October There will be two new visa applications for regional areas: Skilled Work Regional... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (28th March to the 3rd of April 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... Continue Reading

Obtaining A Skill Assessment As An Accountant

Obtaining a skill assessment for migration purposes as an Accountant or other Financial Professional  Most Australian skilled visas require the applicant to nominate an occupation and have their skills in that occupation be assessed by the appropriate assessing authority. Certain visas may not require the skill assessment or may have exemptions, however this is something... Continue Reading

All you need to know about the Student 500 Visa

  All you need to know about the Student 500 Visa Are you thinking of undertaking studies in Australia? To do so, you will need to apply for a student 500 visa. To apply for this visa, you will need to lodge your application online. Applications can be made either online in or outside of... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (20th March to the 27th of March 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... Continue Reading

Current 489 visa set to close and a new version will start. New Regional Employer Visa set to come in. A second 485 visa for regional students?

In November this year; The current 489 visa is on its way out. A second 485 visa possible for students who study in Regional Australia. A new Regional Employer Sponsored visa will begin. So the old 489 is on the way out from November and the new one will begin. It is not expected the... Continue Reading

The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide

There has never been a time Australia’s immigration history where there are so many occupation lists! It is annoying to have find the right list for the right visa purpose. The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide(21 March 2019)has been put together by our office so you can find your occupation and then simply see which... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (13th March to the 20th of March 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... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (5th March to the 12th of March 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... Continue Reading

Skills Assessments for Scientist Through VETASSESS

Skills Assessments for Scientist Through VETASSESS VETASSESS assess general professional occupations. It is an assessment body that can oversee the skills assessment for science occupations. In this article, we will discuss science occupations in group A. Science occupations in group A includes; 234511 Life Scientist (General) 234513 Biochemist 234514 Biotechnologist 234515 Botanist 234516 Marine Biologist 234517... Continue Reading

New Occupation Lists Start Today

Today new occupation lists were released. There are lists for the following visa subclasses; 186 visa 186 Occupation List 187 visa RSMS Occupation List 189,190,489 and 485 visas 189 190 489 485 GSM 482 Visa 482 Occupation List 189, 190, 489, 485 and ROL Lists These changes to the skilled occupations lists and assessing authorities do not affect those... Continue Reading

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 461)

Are you a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia? As the holder of the Special Category Visa (Subclass 444), which is an automatic visa applied to New Zealand citizens on their entry into Australia, what are your options on bringing a partner or family member into Australia? What if your partner or family member does... Continue Reading

Will This New 870 Parent Visa Suit Our Family?

  Previously we covered the release of the new Temporary 870 Parent Visa details with the visa going live on the 1st of July and sponsors can apply earlier to gain permission to be a “sponsor” on the 17th April 2019. It is interesting that they have given this visa a 800 number for traditionally... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

  7 Days of Migration (27th February to the 5th of March 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... Continue Reading

The New 870 Temporary Parents Visa arrives

Details of the new 3-5 year 870 Sponsored Temporary Parents visa have been released today. (We are still uploading details of the visa now) In Summary here are the main points of interest; It costs $5000 for a three year visa and $10000 for a 5 year visa. Prior sponsorship approval must be granted for... Continue Reading

Getting A Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) As Staff Exchange?

The Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) covers some stream for temporary entrants: Invited Participant in an event Sport Religious Worker Domestic Worker (Executive) Superyacht Crew Research Staff Exchange Special Program Entertainment Australian Government Endorsed Event In this article, we will address what the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requires for the Temporary Activity 408 visa... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (19th February to the 26th of February 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... Continue Reading

Children Born In Australia and Citizenship

  Congratulations to young Ms. Vrunda Patel (pictured right), who last week became one of Australia’s newest Australian Citizens. She was born in Australia whilst her parents were studying here and although spent a large amount of time outside of Australia before the age of 5, was still able to gain her Citizenship. You may... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

  Dates from: 12th February to the 19th of February 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

Today The Liberal Party’s Views On Immigration Into Australia

Are You Pro Labour or Liberal? Today The Liberal Party’s Views On Immigration Into Australia The 2019 Australia Federal Election is looming. Are you a left or right wing? The Liberal Party (right wing) believes that Australia has a ‘border failure’. Make your way to the Liberal Party’s official website and under the ‘Border Protection’... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 days of Migration News (5th to 12th Feb). Willing to live in regional Australia? Australian government’s new plans to accelerate visa application for skilled migrants if they move to regional areas of Australia. Australian government’s new plans to accelerate visa applications for skilled migrants with strict rules. Applicants will have to stay in their... Continue Reading

Student Visa and Work Permission

If you are on a Student 500 visa, Condition 8105 applies to you. Condition 8105 demands that student visa holders work no more than 40 hours per fortnight while their course is in session. This is what most students know. But here are some tidbits that you may not know: A student visa holder is not... Continue Reading

Interesting Migration Stories the past 7 days

  Young, elderly and disabled depended upon migration workers: https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-care-of-our-young-elderly-and-disabled-is-increasingly-reliant-on-overseas-born-workers-20181227-p50oe3.html – Anup Raj Neupane Visa condition breached. Individual facing deportation: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2019/02/01/underpaid-and-badly-exploited-indian-cook-now-faces-deportation Real or arranged? Allegations of a forged identity of a brother and sister for Australian spouse visa: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2019/01/30/indian-brother-sister-accused-marrying-each-other-australian-visa; https://au.news.yahoo.com/brother-sister-accused-marrying-obtain-australian-visa-020500971.html An inspirational story of a child of migrant parents defeating the odds: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/audiotrack/meet-simran-kaur-wadhawan-newest-member-raaf International students... Continue Reading

Getting A Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) As A Religious Worker

  The Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) covers a number of streams for temporary entrants: Entertainer Sport Invited participant Religious worker Researcher Special program Exchange Superyacht crew Domestic worker (executive) Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) Read: Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) In this article we will cover what the Department of Home Affair (DOHA) requires... Continue Reading

Paying for Sponsorship – Part 2

In our last article we discussing the all important ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement that is in any sponsored work visa and put in place to protect overseas workers from exploitation or extortion and to encourage fair recruitment practices. To recap, the visas affected by the ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement: Training (subclass 407) Temporary... Continue Reading

Are you a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) applying for the 482 visa?

As most of you are aware the old 457 working visa is dead and the new 482 visa has taken its place. The 482 has basically been split into two groups, one where you can obtain a 4 year visa which has a pathway to permanent residency and the other is a dead end 2... Continue Reading