As we have previously discussed in our blogs ‘Do you need a visa label to travel to Australia?’ and ‘Do I require a visa label?‘ the Australian Government does not require a person holding a valid Australian visa to have a label in their passport to travel to, enter and remain in Australia. An electronic system […]
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Overseas students studying in Australia need to start considering their options about what they want to do once they finish their course while they are still studying. If you have studied or are studying in Australia, you may be eligible to remain in Australia to either study another course (i.e. a Masters) or to enter […]
If you’re looking at studying in Australia, there are a number of visa options available. There are currently 8 subclasses of student visas. The subclass that you should apply for depends on the education sector of your main course of study. Subclasses available for people wishing to study Independent English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas […]
As outlined in our previous blog ‘Do I require a visa label?’, people do not require a visa label to, travel to, enter and remain in Australia. This is part of Australia’s global program of making travel to Australia visa label free. In Australia, there is an electronic database that airline or cruise ship staff […]
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has released a new ‘Australian Immigration Book’. This book is a highly recommended resource for anyone considering moving to Australia. It is packed with useful information and invaluable contacts that could assist anyone considering migrating to Australia. The following list provides a snapshot of some of the content […]
As part of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook the Visa Application Charges (VACs) for some visas that are in high demand have been increased. The Government is trying to make it a fairer ‘user-pays’ system. The higher charges will take effect on 1 January 2013. Some visa applicants may find themselves almost an […]
The Australian Government has recently announced eagerly awaited information on how the new significant investor visa will work. It is expected the visa will commence on the 24 November 2012. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have provided the following guidelines; The significant investor visa will be part of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) […]
Although Australian permanent residents have the right to remain in Australian indefinitely, they do not have an automatic right to re-enter Australia if they travel overseas. Permanent residents need to ensure that they are able to return on their current visa before they depart Australia. Generally, permanent residents have the right to travel outside of Australia and […]
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that, on the 24 November 2012, 12 current temporary work visa Subclasses will be repealed, three new temporary Subclasses will be introduced and the Subclass 420 and 457 visas will be amended. New temporary subclasses A Subclass 401 (Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa will be introduced […]
Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is a system that collects, publishes and analyses occupation statistics across government agencies. It is used by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to capture information in all visa, settlement and citizenship programs. Importantly, it is used within the skilled visa programs as the standard […]