Australian Citizenship Requirements

The final step of the immigration process is meeting the Australian citizen requirements. Australian citizenship is a privilege and a commitment to Australia and respecting everything that Australia stands for. The process of becoming an Australian citizen differs for everyone and depends on your eligibility. Becoming a citizen of Australia …

Frequent Traveller Visitor visa for Chinese tourists

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has commenced its trial of the new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveller’ Visitor visa for holders of People’s Republic of China passports who are applying from within mainland China. The frequent traveller visitor visa is available to Chinese citizens who travel frequently to Australia for short visits.  …

AAT end of year arrangements 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has published the following press release regarding Christmas close downs for 2016: “Some offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period Some offices will close from 5.00pm, Friday 23 December 2016 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The …

Is Lulu Jemimah’s English good enough? Immigration not convinced

Lulu Jemimah speaks and writes English better than many Australians. But the 30-year-old graduate is soon to be forced to return Uganda because, in the words of the decision maker at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, “I am not satisfied that the applicant has competent English”. Ms Jemimah’s case is …