Migration & Citizenship Law Blogs

Changes to the Temporary Graduate Visa Program: How Will This Affect New Applicants?

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that the Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) changes announced in the Migration Strategy are expected to take effect from 1 July

How Long After Permanent Residency Can I Apply for Citizenship?

As a permanent resident, individuals can generally apply for Australian citizenship once they have been living in Australia for a total of four years on any type of visa.

Changes to South Australia's General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program for 2023/24

The Commonwealth Government has announced a significant reduction in visa nomination allocations for South Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program

485 Replacement Visa Eligibility

The 485 Replacement stream allows eligible visa holders to obtain another Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) for the same duration as their original visa, provided they

Permanent Resident vs Citizen in Australia

It is essential to recognise that permanent residency and citizenship in Australia, while similar, are distinct statuses with different rights and responsibilities. A Permanent Resident

The New Australian Migration Strategy

Australia has unveiled a fresh migration approach with its announcement of the new Migration Strategy in Dec 2023, outlining a new course with 8 key actions and over 25 policy

9 Tips for a Successful Visa Application in Australia

Before embarking on your Australian adventure, there’s an important step you need to take: the visa application process. Dealing with visa requirements can often be overwhelming,

Can I apply for a Partner Visa while on a Bridging Visa?

Your eligibility for an onshore partner visa while on a bridging visa depends on several factors, including your previous visa history and the type of visa you hold at the time of application.

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) Pathway to Permanent Residency (PR)

The amendments provide all Subclass 482 holders with a new pathway to permanent residency provided that they meet the criteria for the Subclass 186 visa sponsored by their

South Australia's Skilled Occupation List

On 27 September 2023, the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program officially opened for onshore and offshore applicants. South Australia has transitioned to a Registration

Australian Citizenship Pathway for New Zealand Citizens

On 22 April 2023, the ​​Australian Government announced​ a direct pathway to Australian citizenship for New Zealand citizens living in Australia, effective 1 July 2023.

Can I Reapply if My Visa Is Refused?

When a visa application is refused, the Department will provide a Notice of Visa Refusal and a Decision Record to the visa applicant. This will include the reason(s) for the