Temporary concession for certain Family visa applicants affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions

Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Department of Home Affairs is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly applicants for family visas who have come to Australia.  The Department is taking disruptions arising from …

Government warned economy at risk by reduction in permanent migration

The annual intake of permanent migrants to Australia has fallen to its lowest level since 2007. Australia took in 20,000 fewer permanent migrants than in the previous financial year, as 12,000 skilled visas weren’t issued and the number of family visas dropped by 8,000. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says …

Australian Visa Finder

Do you need help to work out which visa you need?  The Australian Visa Finder can help you find the visa which is most likely to suit your circumstances. You can access the Australian Visa Finder on the Department of Home Affairs official website. This handy tool includes the most …

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 …