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Warning – Visa Application Charges are Increasing!

As part of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook the Visa Application Charges (VACs) for some visas that are in high demand have been increased. The Government is trying to make it a fairer ‘user-pays’ system. The higher charges will take effect on 1 January 2013. Some visa applicants…

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Changes to Temporary Work Visas from 24 November 2012

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that, on the 24 November 2012, 12 current temporary work visa Subclasses will be repealed, three new temporary Subclasses will be introduced and the Subclass 420 and 457 visas will be amended. New temporary subclasses A Subclass 401 (Temporary Work (Long Stay…

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