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Recent Updates at the Department of Immigration

On July 1 2015 Australian Customs and Border Protection Service was officially disestablished, and together with the pre-existing Department, the new Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was created. The DIBP will still be responsible for visa applications, while the Australian Border Force will be the operational arm…

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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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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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