Professional Year Programs

International Students majoring in Information Technology, Engineering or Accounting, who wish to acquire Permanent Residency need to consider the DIBP approved Professional Year Programs as a viable option to accumulate additional points towards their skilled migration application. The Professional Year Programs are approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), therefore successful completion Read more about Professional Year Programs[…]

PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC

The process of applying for an Australian visa can be an understandably complicated procedure. Potential visa applicants need to be aware that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection considers the integrity of visa applications to be an extremely serious issue. The Public Interest Criteria (“PIC”) 4020 criterion – also referred to as the ‘integrity’ Read more about PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC[…]

Partner Visa – Family Violence Provisions

Domestic or family violence is not tolerated in Australia under any circumstances. The Australian Government provides free and confidential support services for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence in Australia regardless of their visa or immigration status. The Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) sets out specific provisions about family violence and its effect on applications for Read more about Partner Visa – Family Violence Provisions[…]

Partner Visa – Genuine relationship

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection allows Australian Citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their married or de facto partners on the basis of their genuine and ongoing relationship. Partner visas are generally processed in two stages in Australia. Sponsored applicants must hold a provisional visa, a Partner (Temporary) visa, Read more about Partner Visa – Genuine relationship[…]

Occupational Ceiling for the financial Year 2016-17

An occupation ceiling is a limit on the number of invitations that can be issued through Skill Select each year. The occupational ceiling varies for different occupations and a quota is set on a yearly basis. The occupation ceiling applies mainly to the following subclasses: • Skilled independent visas • Skilled regional sponsored visas • Read more about Occupational Ceiling for the financial Year 2016-17[…]

GSM- Professional Year Programs

Those who have completed a Bachelors or Masters qualification in Accounting, Information Technology or Engineering can undertake a “Professional Year Program” (‘PYP’). A PYP is a valuable addition to your resume, enhances your employment opportunities in Australia and is also beneficial for your General Skilled Migration Points Test. PYP generally are 44 weeks in duration Read more about GSM- Professional Year Programs[…]

Visa Options For Parents of Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents

On 21 June 2016 the Government made an election commitment to enhance existing visa arrangements to enable parents to visit family in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years. Parents currently have a temporary and permanent visa options to visit Australia to spend time with their children. Visitor visas (subclass 600) allow Read more about Visa Options For Parents of Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents[…]

Australian Immigration – Changes To Member of Family Units

With effect from 19th November 2016, the definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) has been changed and limited to direct family members under 23 years of age (and dependent children with a medically accepted disability). This change will mainly impact the secondary visa applicants for certain permanent visas or some provisional and temporary Read more about Australian Immigration – Changes To Member of Family Units[…]

Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

From 1 July 2016, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will bring in few changes to few visa subclasses. These changes will impact mainly the Student visa and the skilled occupation list which will in turn impact certain applicant under 189 Skilled Independent visa. We will focus on the Student visa at this stage Read more about Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)[…]

Student Visa – Genuine Temporary Entrant

From 1 July 2016, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) introduced major changes to the student visa programme. There are now only two subclasses of visas, subclass 500 for student visas and subclass 590 for student guardian visas. Under the new student visa programme, the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria will still apply Read more about Student Visa – Genuine Temporary Entrant[…]

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