I receive many enquiries from migration agents and lawyers seeking assistance with Ministerial intervention applications for their clients. What is a Ministerial intervention? When your visa has been refused by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) there is provision in the Migration Act 1958 (Act) for the Minister to personally intervene and substitute the decision of the AAT […]
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The Australian Government has announced a new agricultural visa looking to be implemented in the second half of 2021. The visa is aimed at addressing the ever-increasing shortage of farm workers. With the borders closed the traditional backpacker army who assisted the agricultural sector has been significantly curtailed. Who will qualify for the new agricultural […]
Partner visa changes for sponsorship and English language requirements are set to come in into force in November 2021. There are two significant changes that will affect any partner visa application relating to the sponsor and English language requirements. These changes were introduced in the 2020-21 federal budget and are scheduled at this stage to […]
One of the most confusing aspects of applying for a partner visa is what will satisfy the definition of a de facto when it comes to applying for a visa to Australia. The Migration Act 1958 (Act) at Section 5CB provides the following definition: De facto partners (1) For the purposes of this Act, a person is the de facto partner of another […]
The Australian Government is very serious about protecting not only its citizens and residents, but also any person applying for a visa where an Australian citizen or permanent resident is sponsoring them. Since 2016, Australian citizens and permanent resident who want to sponsor an applicant for a partner visa or a prospective (fiancé) marriage visa […]
Great news for international students in Australia who are working in or want to work in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The pressure on these sectors has reached breaking point with the borders closed whilst Australia’s economy continues to recover at unprecedented levels and low unemployment rates. The Minster for Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and […]
The Government has introduced changes to conditions for discretionary bridging visas from the 16 April 2021. The explanatory memorandum supporting Legislative Instrument – Migration Amendment (Bridging Visa Conditions) Regulations 2021 – F2021L00444 states: The objective of the amending regulations is to strengthen the community placement options available to the Minister when considering whether to release […]