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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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Refund, waivers, and visa extensions in COVID-19 times

Many visa holders who have been affected by travel restrictions because of COVID-19 will be able to access a refund of their Visa Application Charge (VAC). Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said, “Tourists, working holidaymakers, seasonal and pacific workers, prospective partners and temporary skilled workers whose travel has been impacted…

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Frequent Traveller – Ten year validity visitor visa stream

There has been an amendment to the Migration Act 1958 (Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 5) Regulation 2016) which now creates a new Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa stream to be known as the Frequent Traveller stream for frequent travellers which permits both tourism and business visitor activities and allows up…

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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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