We often get a lot of enquiries asking about the Decision Ready vs Non-Decision Ready and if it does matter. The simple answer is no. As of late December 2013 the Department has completely removed the option for Registered Migration Agents (RMA) to lodge applications decision ready. This means that if you are applying for […]
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Bridging visas are granted to allow you to remain in Australia while you are waiting for an application to be processed, or to provide lawful status while you make arrangements to depart the country. What are the different types of Australian bridging visas available? 1. Bridging Visa A If you are on a substantive Australian visa […]
In an attempt to reboot the significant investor stream, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced new flexible options for applicants looking to invest in Australia through eligible managed funds. What is a significant investor visa? This visa plays an important role in Australia by stimulating our economy and creating jobs for Australians […]
If you are using the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website you need to be aware of the unauthorised website posing as an the official Department website. It looks identical to the official website but the main difference is in the web address: The official site’s web address is: www.immi.gov.au The fake websites address […]
Below is a list of useful links that may assist you with your migration research. These links are frequently updated so if you are experiencing any difficulties accessing them, it is likely due to a recent update that has been done. Queensland If you are looking to migrate to Queensland and would like to know […]
As a New Zealand citizen, when you enter Australia you apply for what is known as a Subclass 444 Special Category visa (unless you’ve already applied and have been granted another type of visa). If you’re a Kiwi currently living in Australia on a subclass 444 visa, you should be aware of potential issues that […]
If you are a 457 visa holder and have had a baby since your visa was granted – your child is eligible to be added onto your current visa. In order to have your child added, you will need to provide the Department of Immigration and Border Protection with identity documentation, such as a passport […]
The Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison MP made a speech at the Migration Institute of Australia this Monday 21st October in which he discussed how the coalition government will be approaching the migration portfolio in the years ahead. The Minister singled out the 188 Significant Investor visa as a priority for the government and raised […]
Recently, Premier Campbell Newman has suggested that a new immigration strategy should be implemented in Queensland to allow more people to come to the state if they settle in regional areas. This strategy was raised as a possible avenue to achieve the goal of boosting Queensland’s regional population. If this policy is implemented and you […]
The Minister for Immigration Mr Scott Morrison has made statements indicating the government’s intention to wind back some of the excessive labour market testing requirements on the 457 visa program introduced by the previous government. In an article in The Australian, Annabel Hepworth writes: In a closed-door speech yesterday, Australian Mines and Metals Association chief […]