Tourism and Hospitality Added to Critical Work Sectors

Tourism and hospitality has been added to the critical sectors…
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Australian Immigration News

Here is a summary of what has been happening in the complex world of Australian Immigration.  Global Talent Independent student eligibility changes New student eligibility requirements for the Global Talent Independent program were introduced on 20 January 2021. The following changes are to attract the highest calibre of Global Talen to support the creation of...
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Will Australia Stop Permanent Migration?

Will Australia Stop Permanent Migration? Australian visa processing has not been suspended because of COVID-19. Permanent migration will not stop. Migration Program Planning level will remain at 160,000 for the 2020-21 program year. The distribution of places will change with an increase from 47,732 to 77,300 for Family and Partner Visa’s. Employer-Sponsored, Global Talent, Business...
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Family Violence and Immigration

A FAQ sheet on Family Violence has been distributed by the OMARA to all Registered Migration Agents explaining the role played by the Department of Home Affairs in supporting migrant victims of family and domestic violence. The Australian Government has zero-tolerance for family and domestic violence against anyone in the Australian community, including permanent and…
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Business Migration Changes – 1 July 2021

Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge has announced changes to the Business innovation and Investment Visa Program that will come into effect on 1 July 2021. The Business Migration program will be reduced to four instead of nine streams: Business Innovation Entrepreneur Investor Significant Investor The premium investor, significant business history and the venture capital entrepreneur stream...
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High Income Threshold for ENS/RSMS Applicants

The Australian government have announced a new class of persons exempt from the age requirement – the coronavirus concession worker. Subclass 186 (ENS) applicants who were previously exempt from age requirements when applying under the Temporary Residents Transition Stream based on the Fair Work High Income Threshold will continue to be eligible for the age...
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