Migration News

December 3, 2017

Student Visa - Voluntary Cancellation  - after applying for an Onshore Partner Visa ?

  1. Apply for Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801). A Bridging Visa A (BVA) is granted in association with your partner visa application. The BVA sits in the background un...

November 17, 2017

Flag occupations on the STSOL list for possible removal in January 2018!

There are no proposed changes for the MLTSSL strategic skills list at this time.

The list has not been finished yet! Stay tuned for more updates!  

November 17, 2017

On or after 18 November 2017 the following changes will occur to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) application arrangements:

• Partner and PMV visas must be lodged online.

• Paper applications received after COB on 17 November 2017 at any office of the Departme...

October 4, 2017

The temporary graduate visa is a great option for students who are about to complete their studies in Australia.  The 485 is comprised of 2 streams: Graduate work stream and the post-study work stream.

What are the common criteria for the 485 visa subclass?

  • Completed...

July 11, 2017

Would you like to bring your loved one to live with you in Australia? Are you an Australian permanent resident, Citizen or eligible NZ Citizen?

The Partner visa allows you to sponsor your spouse or de facto partner to live in Australia. You can apply for a partner visa...

June 30, 2017

Subclass 189 (Independent), Subclass 489 (Provisional) (Family nominated), Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate)

The following occupation list applies:

  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Migration (IMMI 17/072: (Specification of Occupations and Assessi...

June 29, 2017

Are you aware that the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa option is based on a different occupation list? 

The RSMS is designed to assist regional employers nominate skilled migrants to fill a full time vacancy when there is a genuine need for a pay em...

June 27, 2017

If you are reading this article you are probably one of many people who is currently in Australia and has been affected by the new proposed changes to the 457 visa. You probably have a family and have been in Australia for several years now. You have invested all your...

January 8, 2017

The Australian government is committed to reducing violence in the Australian community, including family and sexual violence. As part of this commitment, we will ask sponsors of Partner/Prospective Marriage visa applications lodged on or after 18 November 2016 to prov...

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