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Concessions for Australian Visa applications during COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced important concessions in relation to people applying for a range of visas during the pandemic. However due to COVID-19, it has been very difficult for people to travel and as a result a range of temporary concessions will be implemented as outlined below. Partner and…

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Partner visas – the sponsors obligations and limitations on the ability to sponsor

Regulations 1.20J, 1.20KA, 1.20KB and 1.20KC There are certain circumstances where an Australian citizen or permanent resident who wants to sponsor their partner will be subject to limitations on their ability to do so. The approval of sponsorships for all subclasses of partner visas is subject to certain limitations on…

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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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Pathway to Permanent Residency for Investor & Retirement Visas

It was announced in the Federal budget in May this year that the Government will introduce a new pathway to permanent residency for holders of Investor Retirement (subclass 405) and Retirement (subclass 410) visas. Commencing in the 2018/19 financial year, a portion of the planned parent permanent migration places will…

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Take note – Parent Visa Fee Confusion!

On the 1st of September 2013, the Department of Immigration increased visa application charges for most visa applications, including parent visa applications. It was published in Schedule 1 of the Migration Regulations that the new Second Instalment fee for the subclass 143 Contributory Parent visa would be $48,550.00 as of September…

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URGENT WARNING – DIAC Visa Fee Increases as of 1 September 2013

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that as of 1 September 2013 visa application charges will be significantly increased. The majority of visa application charges have been increased - the list below is a few examples of the fee changes. Visa Fee Increases: Partner Visas (subclass 820/801) Main…

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