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Section 48 Bar and Regional Migration

This Instrument specifies in Schedule 1 additional visa classes for Regulation 2.12. This Regulation prescribes a list of visas classes that applicants who have been s48 barred for having been refused a visa or having a visa cancelled while onshore may apply. The Subclasses 190, 491 and 494 have been added to this list of …

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Partner Visa - COVID19

2021 Partner Visas – Shall I Wait For Borders Reopen?

Blog 2021 – what shall we expect? 2021 has started with hopes that COVID19 finaly sees the end with an introduction of the vaccine. A successful pandemic managment in Australia prompts more questions about border reopening. However, the rest of the world is still battling high infection rates; hence Australia is unlikely to open its …

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Partner Visa

Partner Visa Application – New Partner Visa Requirements

Blog 2020 budget announced – how it affects the Partner visa program? Sponsorship The Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas which will mandate character checks and the sharing of personal information as part of a mandatory sponsorship application and subject the sponsor to enforceable sponsorship obligations. These changes will complement existing …

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October 2020 Update

LMT and Skilled Migration Update – October 2020

October 2020 Changes   New Labour Market Testing requirements are being introduced through amending provision LIN 20/156. Employers must advertise on the Department’s Jobactive website in addition to two advertisements on job-search engines such as Seek and Indeed. This new requirement will apply to all nominations lodged after 30 September 2020. Employers intending to sponsor …

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Skilled Occupation Lists To Change – March 2020

Skilled Occupations 2020 Skilled Occupation Lists To Change – March 2020 The Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business recently released a bulletin underlining potential changes to the Skilled Migration occupation lists. These changes are unlikely to take effect until 15 March 2020, however we encourage you to read through the changes carefully …

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Relaxed Working Holiday Visa Conditions – Bushfire Recovery

Working Holiday Visa Relaxed Working Holiday Maker Visa Conditions The recent bushfires have caused devastating and long-lasting damage to many areas in rural Australia, and the communities are currently in need of disaster recovery workers and volunteers to help rebuild their homes. Good news for altruistic Working Holiday makers, the Department has made some minor …

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