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Options for overstaying your Australian visa

Recent figures from the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) indicate more than 64,000 people are in Australia illegally after overstaying work and tourist visas, with the Federal government estimating as many as 12,000 have been here for more than 20 years. There were nearly 10,000 Malaysians recorded as having overstayed…

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Do I have to pay tax in Australia if I am on a visa?

Australian residency for tax purposes defines a “foreign resident” as being a person who is not a resident of Australia for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. An individual is generally an Australian resident if they reside in Australia. They will also be considered an Australian resident…

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Australia to start fast-track visa service for Indian nationals

The Australian Government says it will test changes to current visa arrangements in key markets in a bid to boost visitor and investor numbers to Australia. The announcement has been made during the federal budget on Tuesday 3 May, 2016. Changes in the visa arrangement will include a user-pays visa fast-track…

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Australia & Hungary sign new Work and Holiday visas arrangement

Hungary has become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday visas arrangement. On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a…

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Section 501 Character Requirement Amendments

Are you, or someone you know, the holder of an Australian visa that has spent 12 months or more in prison? On 11 December 2014 amendments to section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 came into effect, and these changes affect the character requirements to hold or be granted an…

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Have you received a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC) from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection?

If so, our team of qualified migration lawyers and agents may be able to help with submissions to the Department in relation to the Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC). Under the Migration Act 1958, there are several situations in which the Minister may cancel the visa of a…

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Changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework

Are you considering coming to Australia to study? Are you unsure about which subclass of student visa is correct for the studies you will be undertaking in Australia? On 16 June 2015 the Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne and the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia…

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New Visa Pricing Changes for Australian Visa’s

Is there new visa pricing changes ahead for Australian Visa's? A Department of Immigration and Citizenship client reference group has released a report on new Australian visa pricing to be implemented on 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013. The main key points are; Visa charges will be per person,…

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