Temporary Activity Visa Framework Changes

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that on 19 November 2016 major changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework Changes will commence.  The changes have come about as a result of the Australian government’s review of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. The new framework …

Skilled Nominated Visa Program Closed in ACT

Important announcement The Australian Capital Territory is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) have been met for the 2015/16 financial year.   Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. …

International Students Continue Study in Australia

The natural choice for many international students once they finish their course is to continue study in Australia. Every year there many thousands of applications are made by prospective students looking to start studying, or to continue studying in Australia. If you are one of the 526,932 international students currently …

Immigration Department targeting work visa scams

New laws to stop work visa scams   On the 14th of December 2015 the Australian Government introduced new criminal legislation which allows the Immigration department to cancel work visas and to impose administrative sanctions on visa sponsors. The new laws have been introduced to stop illegal payment for work …

Medical Assessment Change for Australian visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that from the 20th of November 2015, changes to determining requirements for medical assessments for Australian visas will commence.  The legal changes are good news for visa applicants and will make it much simpler to understand what will be required …

Australian Border Force Strike action on 9 November 2015 at international airports

Be prepared for delays if you’re traveling in or out of an Australian international airport next Monday, the 9th of November.  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has provided information about pending Australian Border Force Strike action at airports, shipping ports and other international facilities. The action may …