Latest update to Coronavirus Measures – Australia

LATEST NEWS: Updated 21 March 2020 The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met today (20 March 2020) for the National Cabinet and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Chief Medical Officer provided the latest advice on …

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – Australia

LATEST NEWS: Updated 20 March 2020 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. “The entry ban takes effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal …

Bupa Medical Visa Services – Corona Virus Update

BUPA has the following message on its online booking site Important message from Bupa Medical Visa Services In light of the current COVID-19 situation and to ensure we can meet Australian Government guidelines, we are currently not taking new bookings and are rescheduling some existing bookings. New bookings will become …

International Student Complaints – Who To Contact?

International students can complain about their education agent or their college or university if they think they have been treated unfairly or if the quality of their training is unsatisfactory. In all cases, the student should go to their education provider to discuss their problem first. Under Australian law, all …

No passport needed with streamlined SmartGate processing

From 17 November 2018 there will be no need for many travelers to show their passport when travelling through Australian international terminals. In particular, the amendments will reduce the processing burden for travellers at international ports using a SmartGate (or other authorised system) by removing the requirement to present a …

Gay Immigration Lawyer and Registered Migration Agents

We know that only by speaking to a gay immigration lawyer or registered migration agent do LGBT migrants really receive the knowledge and expertise they need while experiencing the sensitivity and confidentiality necessary to handle the variety of legal issues they face.  Many migration firms claim to be gay-friendly, but …

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 …

The Complete 820 Visa Checklist [Infographic]

The Complete 820 Visa Checklist is the most up-to-date, easy to follow guide to give you the most important information you need to know to make a successful partner visa application! The partner visas covered in this infographic, the subclass 820 and subclass 801 visas, are usually the first choice …

Australian Immigration Points Calculator

The online skilled migration points test (our Australian Immigration Points Calculator) is a helpful tool to determine the total amount of points you would score to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa – 189 visa, 190 visa or a 489 visa. The Australian immigration system uses the SkillSelect model to …