On Saturday 10 December 2022 the New Zealand stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa was temporarily closed to new applications. Unfortunately, the Department of Home Affairs did not provide any advance warning that this was doing to occur. This means that an application for this visa cannot be made from 10 December 2022 […]
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If your relationship with your Australian sponsor ends while you are going through the Partner visa process, the application may be able continue but this will depend on a number of factors. Below we have outlined various scenarios and the things that you must do if your relationship breakdown. I already have the permanent Partner […]
Australia is currently experiencing a skill shortage of workers across all industries. What can you do as a business owner if you wish to employ an overseas worker on a long-term basis? It’s a good question to ask and the answer will depend on a huge variety of factors, including: What is the position? Is […]
The borders are open again and an increasing number of Australians have been looking to relocate to the United States of America for employment or lower cost of living expenses. The E-3 visa is a special visa only for Australians to allow them to live and work in the United States (US). What are the […]
We have started to settle back into a ‘pre-COVID’ life when it comes to international travel. This is allowing people to return to Australia as visitors and to reunite with family after what was for many people, an extensive time apart. Prior to COVID-19, our ability to travel overseas was almost unlimited. We could get […]
Earlier this week, the Department of Home Affairs announced big news for Temporary Skill Shortage (482) visa holders who have a nominated occupation on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL): they have a pathway to permanent residency. For thousands of workers who are only able to work in Australia for short periods of time, with […]
As of 21 February, Australia has opened it’s borders to the world and welcomes tourists onshore. After months of being shut down to the world, the Australian tourism industry is ready to welcome travellers to our shores. For most fully vaccinated travellers, this means that there are no quarantine restrictions as long as you test […]
The Australian Government has announced that the border will be opened to temporary visa holders from December 2021. Despite concerns about the new Omicron variant strain of COVID-19 in a move that provides certainty to so many the Government will press ahead. It is planned that fully vaccinated travellers who hold certain temporary visas which […]
One of the issues that I receive a large number of enquiries from Australian citizens, permanent resident and eligible New Zealand citizens is how can they get their parents to join them in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. The level of enquiry through COVID-19 has escalated as families feel they have been torn […]
The news everyone in business and service industries has been waiting for has finally arrived. After nearly two years of our borders being closed, they will reopen on 1 December 2021 to fully vaccinated skilled and work visa applicants people who will no longer need to seek exemptions. The Prime Minister when making the announcement […]