Genuine Need provision

All employer sponsored visas require the nominated position to be firstly approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) For all sponsored visa applications, the nominating employer is required to demonstrate there is a genuine need for that … Continued

Changes to the Partner Visa process from 1st Jul 2017

  From 1st July 2017 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has plans to introduce stricter sponsorship requirements to the current Partner visa program. Sponsors of Partner visa applicants will be required to lodge and have approved a compulsory … Continued

Including dependants on your visa application

Including dependants on your visa application

The Department of Immigration recently made changes to regulations regarding who is classified as a member of the family unit. (MoFU) These changes can have a significant impact on who can be included in most visa applications lodged on and … Continued

Budget Impacts Summary

Immigration Changes from Federal Budget 2017-2018   With the 2017-18 budget being presented by the Federal Government on the 9th May comes more changes to the Immigration policy, fees and visa application charges. In brief the following changes have been … Continued

Migration Agent Fees – Choose Wisely

Fees are an important consideration in deciding who to appoint as your migration agent. Pay too much and you are out of pocket unnecessarily. Pay too little and you may, at best, cause added stress and anxiety, and delays to … Continued

The abolishment and replacement of Subclass 457 visa

On the 18thApril the Department of Immigration and Prime Minister Turnbull announced major reforms to the Subclass 457 visa, abolishing what is known as the Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visa and replacing with the Temporary Skill Shortages (TSS) visa. … Continued

New Australian Citizenship changes

On the 20thApril The Department of Immigration and Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull announced proposed changes to Citizenship policy and regulations. These changes will impact anyone wishing to apply for Citizenship as they will be retrospective and effect any applications received … Continued

SkillSelect Results: March 2017

The first SkillSelect results for March have been released. See what the most recent results say and how they affect your GSM visa application. March’s numbers thus far appear to affirm the continuing trend of a steady amount of invitations … Continued

PR before two years

PR before two years

Australian Employer Sponsored Permanent Residence – No need to wait 2 years   Most people understand that after 2 years on a 457 visa with their sponsoring employer they can transition to Permanent Residence with their employer.  However, for some, … Continued

SkillSelect Results February 2017

The first SkillSelect results for February have been released. See what the most recent results say and how they affect your GSM visa application.   The first half of February results suggest that the amount of invitations issued for this … Continued