International Students

International student scholarship opportunities from the Australian government

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The Department of Education and Training is accepting applications for Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, which provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research. Students willing to start their course in 2018 can apply for the scholarship, deadline of which is 30 June, […]


No more departure cards needed for international travelers

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The Australian Government has signed off on new legislation which abolishes the need for travelers leaving Australia to complete an outgoing passenger card.   The new law, which comes into effect from 1 July 2017, means that international travelers should experience much quicker processing times at Australian international points of departure.  The information which has […]

NT Government

Northern Territory Government closes Offshore GSM nominations

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The Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation has announced that it has temporarily suspended  applications for Northern Territory nomination for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190, visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territory, ie offshore, until 1 July 2017.  This suspension is due to the upcoming introduction of an online application system and recent changes […]


Changes to Australian Citizenship Laws Announced

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Australian citizenship laws have changed how tests are done

Fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values Prospective Australian citizens will need to have fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values, and a demonstrated capacity to integrate as part of an overhaul of the citizenship test announced by the Turnbull government this morning.  The changes comes as part of a major overhaul of […]

Work Visas

Latest news about changes to 457 visa rules

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As of 19 April 2017, the lists contained in these schedules have been re-named: the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL); and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) as the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). In addition, some significant changes have been made to occupations eligible for temporary […]

Immigration Information

Supporting the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras!

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Embark Migration supports the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Embark Migration is celebrating the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival by offering free initial immigration and visa assessments for members of the LGBT community. We continue to strongly support our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients with professional and confidential services to help achieve their goals for partner visas and other immigration […]

General Updates

What is Embark Migration’s new address?

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Business Relocation Notice Dear valued clients, partners and friends, We recently decided to relocate our business, so we know that the question will arise, ‘What’s Embark Migration’s new address?’ We are delighted to announce that our head office has officially moved to our new premises with effect from 20 February 2017.  Our phone numbers and […]

LGBT Immigration

Supporting Marriage Equality

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Embark Migration strongly supports marriage equality.  We stand by the belief that same-sex couples should enjoy the same legal rights as inter-sex couples in their relationship. On 11 February 2017, Australians will head to polling stations to have their vote on the government’s same-sex marriage plebiscite. The team at Embark Migration have released an open […]

Humanitarian Visas

Gay and Lesbian Immigration Issues in Australia

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Embark Migration is pleased to work with and support the LGBTIQ community in their immigration needs and other issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer clients.  LGBTIQ immigrants face unique challenges, requiring a qualified immigration advisor with particular expertise in assisting foreign partners of Australian lesbian and gay men to legalise their status […]