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  • New Occupation List – March 2019

    New occupations added to the MLTSSL Arts Administrator or Manager Dancer or Choreographer Music Director Artistic Director Tennis Coach Footballer Environmental Manager Musician (Instrumental) Statistician ...

  • The New (Temporary) Parent Visa – a social benefit?

    Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister David Coleman has just announced a new and improved Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870 visa. The new visa is ...

  • Breaking News: Changes to Australian Partner Visa

    This year major legislative amendments will be enacted that will significantly change the Australian partner visa application process. To many, the path to obtaining an ...

  • Migration Agent and Migration Lawyer

    With over 200 Australian visa subclasses on offer and migration laws that are becoming increasingly complex, obtaining an Australian visa is not longer a walk ...

  • Is your relationship genuine?

    Recently, four Australian Citizens have been charged for allegedly convincing individuals to fraudulently marry non-citizens seeking to obtain permanent residency. This came after the Australian ...

  • How to check your visa and application status

    When considering what visa to apply for, it’s very important that you know your visa status, and are aware of when your current visa runs ...

  • Bringing your Parents to Australia on a Tourist Visa

    If you’re planning to bring your parents to visit you in Australia, a visitor visa in the tourist stream is likely to be one of ...

  • Bridging Visas for Partner Visa Applications

    Bridging Visas are in place to allow visa applicants to remain lawfully in Australia between the expiry of one substantive visa, and a decision being ...

  • From a TSS Visa (482) to Permanent Residency (PR)

    The Temporary Skills Shortage 482 (TSS) Visa is the standard option for those choosing to work in Australia on a temporary basis (up to 4 ...

  • The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

    As of Monday 12 August 2018, the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 took effect. The National Training Contribution Charge (NTCC) will replace the ...

  • How to Sponsor an Employee

    Your business needs the right team to thrive, and talent today is competitive in a global skills market. If your business needs to bring on ...

  • Increase in Minimum Points for Skilled Migration

    Under Australia’s skilled migration program, applicants for a permanent skilled migration visa have been required to have a minimum of 60 points to be able ...