Immigration

Working Holiday Visas Notice

14 May, 2019

We are often asked about the working holiday visa and what restrictions are placed on employers who wish to employ the visa holder longer than the stated 6 months.  We have condensed information…

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TEMI - Welcome to 2019 !

29 January, 2019

Read the latest TEMI newsletter which explains what's in store for 2019.

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Citizenship applications received on and after 20 April 2017

01 November, 2017

After much toing and froing and name calling and yelling, the Federal Governments planned tightening of the Australian citizenship criteria did not pass the Senate so it is not going to be implemented.…

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Controversial Citizenship Changes

30 October, 2017

The Turnbull government’s controversial changes to Australia’s citizenship laws remain dead in the water, with the Nick Xenophon Team showing no signs of backing the government’s proposal. The…

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The Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017

30 October, 2017

There has been an announcement of a Bill called The Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017  which will from next March 2018 replace the current Training Benchmarks.  The current training…

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Immigration Application Fee Increase 1 July 2017

19 June, 2017

Fees for Australian visas As of 1 July 2017, all application fees for Australian visas will be increasing. Government application fees known as a VAC (Visa Application Charges) will…

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Australia – 10 year Tourist Visa

23 November, 2016

As advised last week to our clients, we are expecting further changes to the Australian Migration Program this week and the next announcement is that of a 10 year visa which will allow for tourist…

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Australia – Announced Visa Changes

04 November, 2016

There have been further changes announced that will take effect on 19 November in the Immigration Portfolio and for ease of reference we have put them all in one announcement…

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Senate Report into the 457 visa programme

08 July, 2016

The Senate bought down the recommendations in March 2016. A National Disgrace: The Exploitation of Temporary Work Visa Holders 17 March 2016 © Commonwealth…

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Australia – Residence exemption for NZ citizens from 1 July 2017

17 June, 2016

The Australian Government announced on 19 February that as of I July 2017, there will be a separate pathway for New Zealand citizens to apply for residency and then Australian citizenship. Who…

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India - online tourist visa on arrival

17 June, 2016

On the 27 November 2014 the Indian Government launched its new online tourist visa system for nationals of 43 countries including Australia, Germany, Japan and SIngapore. The list does not include…

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Australia – Purchase of housing for 457 visa holders to increase from 1 December 2015

17 June, 2016

December 2015 - Subject to the passage of legislation before Parliament, from tomorrow,  1 December 2015, there will be a fee for all foreign investment applications, including 457 visa holders who…

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Australia – 457 additional Sponsorship Obligation

09 May, 2016

As of 19 April 2016 a new Subclass 457 Sponsorship Obligation commenced.  Business sponsors must now declare that they do not engage in discriminatory recruitment practises, on the grounds of…

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Australia - School fees to apply for 457 visa holders living in South Australia from 2017

04 April, 2016

Education Minister for South Australia Dr. Susan Close has announced that, effective 1 January 2017, Skilled workers on 457 visa’s earning a household income of more than $77,000 per annum will have…

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