Archive for the ‘ Immigration ’ Category

New year changes to Immigration process

A new financial year is usually a time when government implements new changes and increases in fees as part of the immigration process. This year is no different. Visa Application Fee Increases The Department of Home Affairs has announced a 5.4% increase in application fees for most visa classes, commencing 1 July 2019. The increase […]

The Path to Permanent Residency in Australia

Generally, it is a good idea to become somewhat familiar with the country before starting the pursuit of permanent residency. For that there are a couple of visa options to get you out and about in Australia. Tourist Visa Working Holiday Visa Application Process Student Visa Permanent Residency Conclusion Tourist Visa Australia is a great […]

Retirement of Common Visa’s

Visa’s are in constant flux and changes can have significant consequences for you, so we thought we would keep you updated on the latest announcements. The department of Home Affairs recently announced the closure of the Temporary Investment Retirement visa, subclass 405. “The Temporary Investment Retirement visa, subclass 405, is now closed to new applicants. […]

Three things SMEs should know about skilled visas now that 457 visas are being replaced

It’s been seven months since the government announced it was axing the 457 skilled worker visa in favour of a new system, but there are still plenty of unknowns for small businesses. to continue reading Smart Company

Confusion, anxiety now the norm on permanent residency

A specialist SME lawyer says it’s not just the short-term impacts of the 457 visas changes that are creating confusion for business owners. To continue reading