If you’re applying for a subclass 485 Temporary Graduate – Graduate Work Stream visa or an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa (for example, Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) or Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa) you’ll need to have an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Updates to the Skilled Occupation List […]
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Family Visa Subclasses This is an update regarding a previous post about the announcement from DIBP that certain family visa subclasses are ceasing. Parent and Aged Parent (non contributory), Carer, Remaining Relative and Aged Relative visas cessation date 2 June 2014 Select Legislative Instrument No. 65, 2014 [F2014L00622] Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation […]
A recent article by Jennifer Hewett in the Financial Review published on May 20, 2014 explains Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison’s reaction to opinions that business and investment visas are turning into ‘open slathers’. Reviews are underway to expand the flexibility and responsiveness of Australian’s entire system of work and residency visa options, both temporary and […]
Only Australian citizens have an automatic right of entry to Australia. This means all non-citizens require a visa to gain lawful entry and status. The Resident Return (subclass 155 and 157) visa is a permanent visa for current or former Australian permanent residents. This visa will allow you to maintain or regain your status as […]
Family Visa Applications Following the release of the 2014 Budget, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced applications for the following Family Visas will be ceasing in the very near future: Parent (subclass 103) Aged Parent (subclass 804) Aged Dependent Relative (114) Remaining Relative (115) Carer (116) Remaining Relative (835) Carer (836) […]
The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) is specifically designed for family members and partners of New Zealand citizens who are residents in, or are about to become residents in Australia. This visa category may be used by New Zealand citizens who are not eligible to sponsor their foreign fiancée, partner or […]
While partner visas may seem like relatively straightforward applications, here at FC Lawyers we regularly receive phone calls and emails from applicants who have had issues getting approval. These refusals often don’t have anything to do with the legitimacy of the relationship but rather are often caused by simple misunderstandings and misinterpretations of the policies […]
An article published in the InvestorDaily on April 15, states the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) is lobbying for an increase in the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program. The program is expected to contribute to economic growth in Australia and boost venture capital funding for businesses. According to AVCAL chief executive Yasser […]
If you are thinking about applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188), or if you are a temporary resident in Australia, you need to be aware of Australia’s foreign investment policy when it comes to buying residential real-estate. What is the foreign investment policy? All temporary residents are required to notify […]
An article in the Courier Mail on April 10, 2014 written by Nick Perry reveals the Federal Government has been using a new online database to map Chinese investments in Australia. The resource is going to be turned into an app making it a fast and efficient way for Australians to track Chinese investment movements […]