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Aged Dependent Relative Visa – Subclass 838 (onshore) & 114 (overseas)

Aged Dependent Relative Visa – Subclass 838 (onshore) & 114 (overseas)

 About Dependent Relative Visa   A Dependent Relative Visa is a permanent visa designed for an elderly relative and dependent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia for financial support.     What...

Working Holiday Makers Assisting Critical Sectors – Visa Flexibility

Working Holiday Makers Assisting Critical Sectors – Visa Flexibility

The Australian government had various changes for temporary visa holders during the coronavirus crisis. All of those were implemented to keep every resident in Australia safe especially to critical sectors who are in great support to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As...

NEW COVID-19 Pandemic Visa – Subclass 408

NEW COVID-19 Pandemic Visa – Subclass 408

Last Saturday, 4 April 2020, the Australian Government introduced new sub-stream via Subclass 408 (AGEE – Australian Government Endorsed Event) to assist migrants with the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary Activity Visa's new sub-stream will allow foreign nationals who...

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders – Update (FAQ)

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders – Update (FAQ)

There are various changes happening around us today. We understand you have loads of questions regarding your visa conditions. Here are the temporary changes in measures for TSS visa holders you need to know: You have been Stood down/Reduced Working Hours All TSS visa...

BUSINESS VISA
INFORMATION

Business Innovation and Investment Visas

Business Innovation and Investment Visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced a new visa stream for the subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment visa, the Entrepreneur visa (188D) in September 2016, which gives new options to business owners and innovators. This is as a...

New restrictions for Chinese Investors

New restrictions for Chinese Investors

The Chinese government are imposing new currency restrictions in 2017, making it difficult for Chinese individuals wanting to move to Australia, as they have issued a statement which effectively makes it much harder for Chinese people to get their money out of China....

NEW Information for Business Visa Applicants

NEW Information for Business Visa Applicants

NSW has been ranked as Australia’s best performing economy, with business and investment opportunities in abundance. From August 2016, the NSW Department of Industry are implementing a shorter processing time for assessing Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass...

WORK VISA
INFORMATION

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Subclass 403

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Subclass 403

ABOUT SUBCLASS 403 The subclass 403 is designed for people who want to engage in specific work or activities that improve Australia’s international relations. For this visa, there are 6 streams available. AVAILABLE STREAMS Government Agreement This stream allows...

Work and Holiday Visa – Subclass 462

Work and Holiday Visa – Subclass 462

About Subclass 462  The Work and Holiday Visa is intended for young adults aged 18 to 30 who intend to engage in short term work to fund their stay in Australia. Holders of this visa are granted up to 12 months of stay with multiple exits and entries allowed.   Am I...

Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

About Working Holiday Visa  The Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) is designed for young adults aged 18 to 30 who want to extend their stay in Australia and do some part time work to fund their trip. Validity of this visa is up to 12 months with multiple exists and...

Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) – Subclass 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) – Subclass 494

About Subclass 494  This visa carried out in November 16, 2019, replaces the 187 Regional Migration Scheme Visa. The subclass 494 is a provisional visa valid for 5 years, allowing its holder to work and live in regional Australia. This visa has a permanent pathway...

GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION
INFORMATION

Temporary Graduate Visa – Subclass 485

Temporary Graduate Visa – Subclass 485

About Subclass 485 Visa   A Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is for international students who have either recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution or have skills and qualifications that are relevant to occupations that fit Australia’s...

Skilled Nominated – Subclass 190

Skilled Nominated – Subclass 190

About Subclass 190   A Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 is a permanent residency visa that grants a skilled worker to live and work in Australia. This visa is point-tested and applicants must be sponsored by an appropriate State or Territory government body to...

Distinguished Talent Visa (Offshore) – Subclass 124

Distinguished Talent Visa (Offshore) – Subclass 124

About Subclass 124   A Distinguished Talent Visa or Subclass 124 is an offshore visa for individuals who are internationally recognized for an outstanding achievement in an eligible field. This is a permanent visa that allows you to sponsor relatives to come and live...

Distinguish Talent Visa (Onshore) – Subclass 858

Distinguish Talent Visa (Onshore) – Subclass 858

About 858 Visa   A Distinguished Talent Visa or 858 visa is for onshore migrants who are internationally recognized for their outstanding achievements in an eligible field. This is a permanent visa that allows you to sponsor relatives to come and live in Australia...

FAMILY &
PARTNER VISA
INFORMATION

New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) – Subclass 461

New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) – Subclass 461

About Subclass 461  A New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa or Subclass 461 is a temporary visa for people who themselves are not a New Zealand citizen, but are a member of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen. This visa allows you to live and work in...

Carer Visa – Subclass 116 & 836

Carer Visa – Subclass 116 & 836

About Carer Visas   Carer visas are permanent visas intended for people who aim to migrate to Australia to provide aid or care for an Australian relative with a medical condition. An applicant of this visa must be sponsored by the Australian relative.     What Are My...

Parent Visa – Subclass 103

Parent Visa – Subclass 103

About Subclass 103   A Parent Visa Subclass 103 is intended for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to permanently settle and migrate in Australia.     Am I Eligible?   To qualify for this visa, you must meet the...

Aged Parent Visa – Subclass 804

Aged Parent Visa – Subclass 804

 About Dependent Relative Visa   A Dependent Relative Visa is a permanent visa designed for an elderly relative and dependent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia for financial support.     What...

STUDENT VISA
INFORMATION

Recent announcements for Student visa

Recent announcements for Student visa

Subclass 500 Visa According to the recent announcement by MIA, Student visa will undergo the following changes on 21 March: 1.    Student visa applicant under 18 years of age must submit Form 157N - Nomination of Student Guardian – along with their visa application if...

America: Migrate to Australia- We want you!

America: Migrate to Australia- We want you!

Are you one of the millions of people who helped to crash Canada's immigration website after the results of the US elections came through? We have found an alternative to the cold Canadian climate, simply migrate to Australia! Australia has many wonderful experiences...

New Changes Outlined to Australian Immigration Programmes

New Changes Outlined to Australian Immigration Programmes

There are many new changes being introduced by the Department of Immigration in Australia, and all are aiming to promote the country's prosperity and efficiency when it comes to immigraiton. In a document for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee,...

Reforms on student visa – Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

Reforms on student visa – Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

The Government announced the introduction of SSVF in June last year to support the education services sector. Subject to the regulatory change process, it is expected that the SSVF will be implemented by mid-2016. Key changes under the SSVF are:- A reduction in...

TOURIST VISA
INFORMATION

About Subclass 602   The Medical Treatment Visa or subclass 602 is for people who intend to travel or stay longer in Australia for medical treatment purposes; or to support someone who holds this visa or has applied for it. This temporary visa is also available for...

Tourist Visa Australia (Short-Stay Visas)

Tourist Visa Australia (Short-Stay Visas)

Tourist Visa   Tourists visas are temporary visas intended on providing short stay visits to Australia for reasons of traveling, visiting family and friends, or seeking medical assistance.   What Are My Options?   For tourist visas, you are given two options depending...

Second Work and Holiday Visas for Backpackers

Second Work and Holiday Visas for Backpackers

The Government has made changes to Work and Holiday visas. If you’re a Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) visa holder, you now have the opportunity to get a second 12-month visa. This applies if you work for three months in the tourism and hospitality or agriculture,...

NEW Ten Year Visitor Visa Stream

NEW Ten Year Visitor Visa Stream

A new legislative amendement has created the Legislative Instrument - F2016L01745 - Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 5) Regulation 2016, which in turn has created a new Subclass (Visitor) visa stream known as the Frequent Traveller. Frequent...

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