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In what circumstances can an Australian citizen or permanent resident leave Australia?

The Australian government is encouraging Australians not to travel overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are in place to protect our community and to alleviate the need for any more pressure than there already is on authorities and the quarantine system when returning to Australia. Since 22 January 2021,…

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Resident return visas subclass 155 – compelling reasons for absence from Australia

Once you have permanent residency you must after 5 years apply for a subclass 155 Resident Return visa if you leave and want to return to Australia. To qualify for resident return visas, you must: have lived in Australia for 2 years (730 days) in the last 5 years as…

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Do I need a health examination if I am applying for an Australian visa?

Whether you will require a health examination will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) provides full details on their website but this blog will provide a brief summary. Temporary visa applicants The type of examination you will have to undertake…

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Permanent place of abode – Being a resident for tax purposes in Australia

The High court has refused an application by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to appeal a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court where they clarified how the term “permanent place of abode” should be construed. The Full Court of the Federal Court handed down its decision in…

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What is the health requirement for a permanent visa?

As part of the permanent visa application process, you and your dependent family members will be required to undertake health examinations and meet the health requirement. As a general rule, these examinations will include: A medical examination for all applicants, with blood testing required for applicants aged 15 years and…

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New permanent pathway for retirement visa holders announced

The much-anticipated details of the pathway to permanent residency for holders or former holders of Subclass 405 (Investor Retirement) visa or a Subclass 410 (Retirement) which was announced earlier this year in the Federal Government budget has been announced. The Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees) Regulations 2018…

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New Pathway for New Zealander’s to obtain Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Australia

From 1 July 2017, there is a new pathway for New Zealand citizens living in Australia to gain permanent residency status and the Australia Citizenship. This new pathway is within the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa. To qualify for the new visa you must: hold a Special Category Subclass 444…

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Resident Return Visas – Here Is What You Need To Know

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…

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Are you working in Australia and looking for residency?

The Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa is an employer sponsored permanent visa – you can apply for this visa if you’re a skilled worker and you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you. There are 3 streams available: Temporary Residence Transition stream: if you are already working…

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Are you a Kiwi living in Australia? Are you facing a visa cancellation for your criminal record?

As a Kiwi, you’re able to come to Australia, live and work for an indefinite period of time. However, you are still technically a ‘temporary resident’ on a visa so you have to continue to meet the set ‘character’ test, or face having your visa cancelled. The Department of Immigration…

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Are you on a 457 Temporary Worker Visa and wish to obtain permanent residency? Here is how it works!

If you are in Australia on a 457 visa then the two most commonly used options to obtain permanent residency are the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and both require sponsorship from your current employer who sponsored you for the 457. From the 1st…

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Resident Return Visas – Information you need to know

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…

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