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Top 4 Australian Partner Visa Updates in 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing demand for partner visas. This has led to the Government of the State introducing many changes. Here’s what you need to know:   Estimated processing time for partner visas Below are the current processing times for partner visas: 100 – Partner Visa (Migrant) (subclass Read more about Top 4 Australian Partner Visa Updates in 2021[…]

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457 Visa Reform

457 Visa Reforms On 18 April 2017, breaking news were broadcasted all over Australian media about the abolishment of the 457 scheme, which is expected to take place in March 2018.  Overnight, the Skilled Occupation List and the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List were replaced with a new lists – the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills Read more about 457 Visa Reform[…]

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Tips On Choosing A Good Migration Agents

Lodging a permanent resident visa is a life changing decision for most people as the outcome of this effort can make a significant impact on their future quality of life. There it is crucial that applicants evaluate all options before engaging a good migration lawyer or agent. First  – The experience of Good Migration Agent Read more about Tips On Choosing A Good Migration Agents[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

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Money Well Spent (article April-2016)

When a person decides to build a house, they usually hire professionals such as an architect, and a builder, even though most people would know how to use a hammer and a saw. The reason they hire professionals is because their house is one of their most expensive investments and it’s important that what is Read more about Money Well Spent (article April-2016)[…]

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457 Policy Changes to Self-Sponsorship

Recent changes to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s policies have made it very difficult for visa applicants to sponsor themselves from their own business. 457 applications must satisfy the Department of Immigration that the applicant will be employed in a position that is genuinely required by the business. The Department of Immigration may Read more about 457 Policy Changes to Self-Sponsorship[…]

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Subclass 457 Visa – Condition 8107

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is stepping up their monitoring of visa holder’s compliance with their visa conditions, and even the smallest of breaches can lead to visa cancellations. To advise the Department you were not aware of the condition will not be enough to cease the cancellation process. 457 visa holders should Read more about Subclass 457 Visa – Condition 8107[…]

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Skilled Migration- Skill select

Migration Law is a very complicated set of process that evolve from time to time. At times, the Department do not provide much notice for any proposed changes. In July 2012, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (then known as Department of Immigration and Citizenship) introduced a new system for the Point Test Skilled Read more about Skilled Migration- Skill select[…]

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Student Visa update

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 update[…]

COVID - 19 - Migration Guru Statement

Migration Guru is still very much open and serving its existing and new clients. To Minimise the impact due to COVID - 19 we request Clients to use Phone, Email and Video calls as means of primary contact and only come in where necessary. Migration Guru is taking all precautions to keep our staff and clients safe by implementing Social Distancing Measures as advised by the Australian Government.

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