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Student Visa grants for Chinese, Brazilian and Malaysian students increase in 2014-15

In a previous post on September 16, which can be found here, I discussed the upcoming changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework, as well as the increase in the number of student visas which have been cancelled in the year ending June 2015. This blog post will discuss some…

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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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Changes to Significant Investor Visa Program

As of July 1 2015, certain changes to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stream of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) that were announced in October 2014 have come into effect. It is useful firstly to outline what has stayed the same and hasn’t changed in relation…

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Registered Migration Agents Working For You With DIBP

By appointing FC Lawyers as your registered migration agents, you allow us to communicate with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on your behalf. As such, we will generally be the Department’s first point of contact in relation to your visa application. The Department may get in contact with…

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NEWS ALERT – Family Visa Subclasses

Family Visa Subclasses This is an update regarding a previous post about the announcement from DIBP that certain family visa subclasses are ceasing. Parent and Aged Parent (non contributory), Carer, Remaining Relative and Aged Relative visas cessation date 2 June 2014 Select Legislative Instrument No. 65, 2014 [F2014L00622] Migration Amendment (Repeal…

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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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Urgent News For Some Family Visa Applications

Family Visa Applications Following the release of the 2014 Budget, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced applications for the following Family Visas will be ceasing in the very near future: Parent (subclass 103) Aged Parent (subclass 804) Aged Dependent Relative (114) Remaining Relative (115) Carer (116)…

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