The Australian Government is contemplating actions to encourage more overseas migrants to live and work in regional cities. The aim of relocating overseas migrants in regional cities will be to ease pressure on home prices and infrastructures in place in Sydney and Melbourne. “There are ways we are looking at that we might be able […]
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The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) have announced new framework changes, that are focused on the temporary activity visa. The following visas were closed to new applications from the 19th of November 2016: Subclass 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa Subclass 402 Training and Research visa Subclass 416 Special Program visa Subclass 420 Temporary […]
If you are an international student wanting to apply for a visa to work in Australia (work visa), you may have to pass the points test. The points test is a test based on a variety of factors and helps Australia identify people who have the necessary skills and attributes that it needs. Depending on […]
The Australian Federal Government is cracking down on the number of 457 skilled worker visas handed out to McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s and other fast-food chains. According to reports, McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s and KFC will no longer be able to sponsor foreign workers on sponsored visas to work at their fast-food outlets. Minister for Immigration and […]
From the 13th of March 2017, global visa and citizenship application processing times will be available online for the first time. As part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ongoing efforts to improve client information, the publishing of current visa and citizenship processing times will give people more updated and correct data about […]
Australian residency for tax purposes defines a “foreign resident” as being a person who is not a resident of Australia for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. An individual is generally an Australian resident if they reside in Australia. They will also be considered an Australian resident if they are domiciled in […]
There has been an amendment to the Migration Act 1958 (Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 5) Regulation 2016) which now creates a new Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa stream to be known as the Frequent Traveller stream for frequent travellers which permits both tourism and business visitor activities and allows up to 10 years’ validity. The […]
Australia has a thriving entertainment and sporting industry. People from all over the world travel to Australia to work in the movie, television and live production industry. Whether you are performing or working in as supporting role such as directing or producing from the 19th November 2016 a new framework will be implemented to reduce […]
A Minister of Religion for immigration purposes includes; Chaplains, Imams, Monks, Priests, Rabbis and Salvation Army Officers. They usually have to have a skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications […]
A person’s character is a significant issue when a person applies for an Australian visa or Australian citizenship. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) website correctly points out that “Entering or remaining is Australia is a Privilege, and it is expected that non-citizens are, and have been, law abiding.” It also emphasises that […]