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Can Section 48 Bar be Waived?

Definition of Section 48 Bar Section 48 of the Immigration Act imposes restrictions on whether a visa is refused or cancelled while in Australia. In particular, it prevents the applicant from applying for a separate visa or re-applying for a visa while in Australia. This process is known as the ‘Section 48’ bar and can Read more about Can Section 48 Bar be Waived?[…]

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NSW Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) Application Updates

NSW Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Provisional visa for skilled workers. The NSW Government may appoint suitable applicants who will commit to working in critical sectors in the New South Wales region. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows skilled migrants to live, study and work in designated regional areas for a Read more about NSW Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) Application Updates[…]

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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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