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Temporary visa holders are being welcomed back to Australia

The Australian Government has announced that the border will be opened to temporary visa holders from December 2021. Despite concerns about the new Omicron variant strain of COVID-19 in a move that provides certainty to so many the Government will press ahead. It is planned that fully vaccinated travellers who…

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The Australian border is back open for skilled and work migrants

The news everyone in business and service industries has been waiting for has finally arrived. After nearly two years of our borders being closed, they will reopen on 1 December 2021 to fully vaccinated skilled and work visa applicants people who will no longer need to seek exemptions. The Prime…

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Positive changes to Australia’s global talent visa in the global talent independent program

The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has recently made several changes to Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 858 visa). This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field. The changes for the Distinguished Talent Visa are: The removal…

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Framework changes for Temporary Activity visa in Australia

The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) have announced new framework changes, that are focused on the temporary activity visa. The following visas were closed to new applications from the 19th of November 2016: Subclass 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa Subclass 402 Training and Research visa Subclass 416 Special…

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Visitor Visa Update!

In our blog from the 18th March 2013, we noted that a number of changes were being made to visitor visas. These changes have been approved and have now come into effect as of 23 March 2013. For visitor visa's, you will now have to apply under one of the…

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Are you looking at a visitor or tourist visa for Australia? There are changes coming!

If you are looking at coming to sunny Australia on a visitor visa, you should be aware of the changes that will be implemented from 23 March 2013, subject to approval by the Governor-General in Council. The Minister for Immigration yesterday announced that significant changes to Visitor and Medical Treatment…

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