Graduate

Extension of the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) Post Study Work Rights for Higher Education Students 

Extension of the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) Post Study Work Rights for Higher Education Students From 1 July 2023 the Australian Government will increase the duration of stay for some Temporary Graduate visas (subclass 485). Please see the Minister for...

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Tougher visa process for violent partners

Tougher visa process for violent partners

People with a history of domestic violence trying to migrate to Australia will face tougher application process under the new law.   The new laws have passed the Senate, making it more difficult for people who have a history of…

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Changes to Australian migration

Changes to Australian Migration from 1 July 2023

Changes to Australian migration from 1 July 2023 1. TSMIT will be increased Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will increase from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1 2023. This means employers looking to sponsor overseas workers will need to…

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Addressing skills shortages

Addressing skills shortages in key industries and rebuilding the international education sector

Joint media release with the Hon Jason Clare MP The Albanese Government is addressing skills shortages by extending post-study work rights for international students that have graduated from an Australian higher education provider. This will support businesses across the country…

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SPONSORED PARENT 870 VISA

The 870 temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years. COVID-19 update: SC 870 visa – Permission to apply onshore: requests for permission to lodge Subclass 870 Temporary Sponsored Parent…

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Family Visa Concessions – Offshore Visas Granted Onshore

Immigration has now confirmed concessions allowing certain offshore Family visas to be granted while the applicant is in Australia. Unlike Skilled Migration, Family visas have separate onshore and offshore visa categories that determine where the applicant must be at the…

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Five Key Considerations for a Successful GTI Application

  As stated in the Australian Federal Government 2020-2021 Budget   the Australian Government has firmly established its intention to attract international talent to Australia by tripling the visa quota under the Global Talent Independent Program (GTI). A GTI program is…

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Thousands of skilled workers in Canada invited to stay permanently

Ottawa, February 13, 2021—As we confront the pandemic’s second wave and chart a course for our recovery, attracting skilled immigrants—who bring the talents and skills our economy needs to thrive—is a central part of our plan. With travel restrictions limiting…

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Australia: COVID concessions for multiple visa subclasses

Partners, contributory parent and child visas – Onshore grants announced From 27 February 2021 (inclusive) the following visas will be able to be granted while the applicant is in Australia, even though these usually require the applicant to travel offshore. Partner (subclass…

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State Migration Program Updates for January 2021

State Migration Program Updates for January 2021 After a much-delayed release of invitation allocations, almost all of Australia’s State and Territory Migration programs have restarted or will recommence shortly. Here we look at the latest news from January 2021. Queensland…

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𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 (𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝟏𝟗𝟎 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟒𝟗𝟏) 𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝟓 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 ,

Victoria’s full 2020-21 skilled visa nomination program (subclasses 190 and 491) will re-open at 10am AEDT on Tuesday, 5 January 2021. Like the interim program, the full program responds to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, with a focus on…

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