2020-21 Migration Program Update

Australian Immigration Update The Australian government has released information in…
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Home Affairs – Super Ministry

The Australian government has just announced a new federal super-ministry of Home Affairs will be set up, including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Asio), and the Australian Border Force. This new super-ministry will be headed by the Australian Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton. The Prime Minister says this new ministry is the “most...
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Australian Immigration Update for 1 July 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE A number of changes to the Australian immigration and visa system will come into effect on 1 July 2017. These changes are summarised below for your reference: VAC increase for all visas   All current VACs will be indexed annually in line with the forecast Consumer Price Index and rounded to the nearest $5...
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Australian Partner Visa – Processing Update

Australian Partner Visa FACTS: 2016/17 Programme: 50,000 approvals split between 28,500 offshore and 21,500 onshore. Application rate onshore: Averaging 24,000 per year. Offshore lodgement rate: Dropping by 10-30 percent at some posts due to temporary visa holders lodging onshore. Visa Approval Rate: 820 Visa: 81 percent. 801 Visa: 75 percent. 100 visa: 92 percent (Posters...
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Subclass 457 Visa Reforms – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the immediate changes to the 457 visa system I should be mindful of? As of 19 April 2017: The CSOL (Consolidated Skilled Occupation List) has been replaced with the new STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupation List). The SOL (Skilled Occupation List) has been replaced with the new Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills...
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Australian Immigration Update – 2017 Federal Budget

The 2017-18 Budget that was announced last night included the following elements impacting Australia’s immigration and visa system: Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase Indexation of visa application charges will occur from 1 July 2017. All current VACs will be indexed annually in line with the forecast Consumer Price Index (CPI). Indexation applies only to the 1st...
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