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State Nomination Occupation List Update: 70 Occupations Opened

Migration SA has announced that, as of 28 September 2021, 70 occupations on the South Australian State Nomination Occupation List will be opened to offshore applicants.

Global Talent Visa

On 11 May 2021, the Government announced in its Federal Budget for the 2021/22 year that it will commit $550 million over the next 4 years to attract the best and brightest global talent and

Contributory Parent Visa Application

The Contributory Parent Visa is a permanent visa that lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

Employee Rights as an Overseas Worker: Bubble Tea Store Incident

Many overseas workers are not aware of their rights and obligations when working in Australia. Australian workplace laws provide basic protection and entitlements for all workers

Partner Visa Applications & Estate Planning

Given the potential for fraudulent claims and people trafficking, the Dept of Home Affairs is extremely diligent when reviewing these applications to detect any false submissions.

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) Update

22 new occupations have been added to the Australian Government’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) as of 23 July 2021. The new occupations include:

Latest Updates | COVID 19

If you are currently in Australia on a visa (such as a visitor visa) that is expiring soon and the visa has any of the No Further Stay conditions (8503, 8534, and 8535), you may be able to

Data Sharing Between the ATO & Department of Home Affairs

On 3 November 2020, the Commonwealth of Australia issued a Government notice stating that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will acquire visa data from the Department

Partner Visa Sponsorship Obligations

In order to apply for a Partner Visa (subclass 820/801), you must be sponsored by your de facto partner with whom you have had a relationship for 12 months or more, or your

DIY Visa Applications: What Could Go Wrong?

Unlike a failed DIY house project, the consequences of a failed DIY visa application can be very serious and life-changing. In most cases, you don’t get to re-apply, may face up to

Federal Budget 2021/22: Migration Update

On 11 May 2021, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg released the Government’s Federal Budget for the 2021/2022 year, and here are some of the key migration policies that may affect you.

Can We Apply for a Partner Visa?

In order to be eligible for a Partner Visa (subclass 820/801), you must meet a number of requirements set out in the Migration Act and Regulations.

Business Innovation & Investment Visa: Travel Restriction Relief

On 9 September 2020, the Department of Home Affairs’s COVID mini-site was updated to allow the holder of a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa to be

Health Requirements & Your         Visa

Visa applicants must meet minimum health standards before the Australian government will grant a visa. Australia has a duty to protect its citizens from the introduction of dangerous or

Family Violence Whilst on a Visa: What Are Your Options?

The Australian government has introduced family violence provisions to deal with these types of situations. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure vulnerable people