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 domestic violence to sponsor a partner visa. More than two years after being introduced to […]


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 visas onshore due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions  are being considered with leniency. Please book an appointment for[…..]

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 time of lodgement and the time of decision. That is: If an offshore application is[…..]

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 a pathway for highly skilled professionals to obtain a Distinguished Talent visa to live and work[…..]

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 who can come to Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pioneering new ways[…..]

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 309) visa Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa Child (subclass 101) visa Adoption (subclass 102) visa[…..]

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 State Nomination Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has announced they will reopen their 491[…..]

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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 Victoria’s health response and economic recovery. The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has allocated the[…..]

New priority skills list

New priority skills list               +61402671354                           +923236661188 Travel exemptions extended to sponsored employees on new PMSOL, and strengthening of Labour Market Testing requirements. In a joint media release, Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge and Minister for Employment Michaela Cash announced a new priority skills list and additional Labour Market Testing requirements that[…..]

10 common mistakes in applying for the Partner visa

The Australian Department of Home Affairs are rejecting more partner visa applications than ever before, and many are refused due to simple mistakes, inconsistencies, or incorrect evidence. With the non-refundable application fee, these can be very costly mistakes. Relationships need to be proved with strong, sturdy, consistent and constant evidence. With this financial and time[…..]

DFAT: Supporting tourism & agriculture through Visa Application Charge changes – Ensuring AUS remains an attractive destination for tourists & temporary visa holders who often fill critical skills shortages

The Government is ensuring Australia remains an attractive destination for tourists, and temporary visa holders who often fill critical skills shortages, by offering refunds or waivers of Visa Application Charges (VAC). Tourists, working holiday makers, seasonal and pacific workers, prospective partners and temporary skilled workers whose travel has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will[…..]