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Entrepreneur visa Australia

Australia is actively chasing entrepreneurs not only to assist in the economic led recovery from COVID-19 but also because it provides a viable alternative to the United States of America. The graph below from research conduct at QUT one of Australia’s leading universities outlines recent trends: How do I get…

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Health Waivers – Australian Visas

In these distressing times with the global pandemic health satisfying Australia’s health requirements for visas can cause considerable stress to applicants and their families. If you are applying for a permanent residence visa and also some temporary visas you will be required to undergo a health examination and obtain a…

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De facto for the purpose of getting a partner visa to Australia

One of the questions we are asked most often is “do I qualify as a de facto to get a partner visa to Australia?” Firstly, you must have a sponsor who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. An eligible New Zealand citizen is…

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Entrepreneur visas for Australia

Australia’s government is seeking entrepreneurs to settle in Australia especially as the economy is being rebuilt as the global economy and the Australian economy come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Entrepreneur stream provides a visa which allows you to stay for…

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Health issues and health waivers for Australian visas

Australia has one of the best medical systems in the world and visa applicants must meet certain health requirements before a visa is granted. Generally, a visa will be refused for one of three reasons: To prevent people from bringing communicable diseases into Australia, which may cause a public health…

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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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Government announces changes to the working holiday and holiday maker visas

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison whilst touring Queensland today (5 November 2018) announced significant changes to the Working Holiday Visa Programme. The Working Holiday Maker programme has two types of visas: Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462). Depending where you are from will depend…

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Sponsoring a Parent to Australia – The Contributory Parent Route

Currently the waiting list to sponsor a parent is more than 30 years. However, there is a shorter route and that is if you pay a Contribution. There are four categories of visa under this pathway and they are: Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173) temporary residency Contributory Parent visa (Subclass…

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Religious Workers – Religious Institution Sponsorship

This visa is for religious workers to undertake full-time religious work that directly serves the religious objectives of a religious institution in Australia. You might be eligible for this activity type if you: intend to do full-time religious work that directly serves the religious objectives of the religious institution, religious…

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Visas for Sportspersons, coaches and officials to come to Australia

There are a range of options when it comes to sponsoring sportspersons, coaches or officials either for a short or long stay in Australia. Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408) From the 19th November 2016 a new framework will be implemented to reduce the red tape for short stay sports visas.…

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De facto Partner Visas – How do we prove it?

One of the most common questions that people ask me is; How do we prove we are in a de facto relationship? Whether you apply onshore or offshore for a partner visa you must satisfy the Department of Immigration that your relationship is genuine and you are committed to each…

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Partner Visas for Kiwi’s Living in Australia – Here’s What You Need To Know

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) is specifically designed for family members and partners of New Zealand citizens who are residents in, or are about to become residents in Australia. This visa category may be used by New Zealand citizens who are not eligible to sponsor…

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