Corona 19 - Visa Update

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa

COVID-19 Pandemic event (Subclass 408) visa allows a person to stay and continue working in critical sectors in Australia when he/she cannot leave Australia due to travel restrictions in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and has no other visa option to maintain his/her lawful status in Australia until he/she is able to return to his/her home…

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Registered migration agents Australia

Temporary Visa Holders Eligible to Travel to Australia During COVID-19

Australian Government has announced the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) to fill critical skills needs in support of businesses during COVID-19. The PMSOL gives priority to certain occupations for Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186) and other work visa applications, including Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (Subclass 482), Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)…

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Australian Citizenship

Update on Australian Citizenship Insights

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has conferred citizenship to more than 60,000 people through online ceremonies, while some in-person ceremonies have also resumed since 03 June 2020. As a result, in the financial year 2019-2020, a record number of 204,817 people were conferred Australian citizenship, an increase of over 60 per cent…

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General skilled migration

Suspension of General Skilled Migration Applications in Australia

According to SBS News Australia, States and territories across the country have temporarily suspended the nomination program for the General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) while they await the federal government’s allocation of state nomination places for the program year 2020-21. The General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) is aimed at overseas skilled workers who have the…

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Visa Application Australia

Meeting the Character Requirements for Visas

Most of the Australian visas have an eligibility criteria that the applicant must meet the character requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, the Department may refuse your application or subsequently cancel your visa if you do not remain of good character. Section 501(6) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) outlines the character requirements.…

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