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A new visa for skilled workers from Hong Kong

The Migration Amendment (Hong Kong Passport Holders) Regulations 2020 has now commenced and provides further opportunities for Hong Kong passport holders to remain in Australia, with pathways to permanent residency. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has identified all people who are holding a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of…

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Do you need a visa label to travel to Australia?

As outlined in our previous blog ‘Do I require a visa label?’, people do not require a visa label to, travel to, enter and remain in Australia. This is part of Australia’s global program of making travel to Australia visa label free. In Australia, there is an electronic database that…

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Have you unknowingly employed an illegal worker? What you need to know to avoid liability

If you are employing foreign nationals, it is important you are aware of the possible consequences if the employee becomes illegal, or does not have appropriate work rights.  It is currently illegal for employers to: Allow an unlawful non-citizen to work OR allow a non-citizen to work in breach of…

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New Visa Pricing Changes for Australian Visa’s

Is there new visa pricing changes ahead for Australian Visa's? A Department of Immigration and Citizenship client reference group has released a report on new Australian visa pricing to be implemented on 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013. The main key points are; Visa charges will be per person,…

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Do I require a visa label?

New clear advice from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenships (DIAC) helps explain the myths around the requirement for a visa label to be placed in passports. DIAC has for many years now been slowly developing its IT capacity and one of their programs is to slowly phase out…

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