Informative Resources Blog

Travel Exemptions for work visas
Temporary Skills Visa
12 August, 2021

Travel exemptions and Australian work visas   Australia’s borders are currently closed due to the pandemic. Anyone travelling to Australia needs to be either an exempt person (e.g. an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a family member) or someone who has obtained a travel exemption to travel to Australia which...

Police Clearance Validity Clarification
australian visa
6 December, 2019

Police Clearance Certificates The Department of Home Affairs recently published on their website this clarification on the validity of police clearance certificates. Penal clearance certificates – validity issues There has been some confusion in relation to the police certificate validity requirements. These requirements are as follows: For visa assessment purposes,...

Additional 485 Visa for Students Studying Regionally
23 September, 2019

Opportunities for international students studying in regional areas – 485 Visa This scheme will offer for an additional Temporary Graduate 485 visa with an additional year of post-study work rights for international students who meet the following criteria: be graduates from the regional campus of a registered university with a...

Introduction of New Regional Visas – 491 Visa, 494 Visa, 191 Visa
Temporary Skills Visa
16 September, 2019

Introduction of New Regional Visas 491  visa (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) 494  visa (Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa 191 visa (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)) visa New skilled regional provisional visas will be introduced for overseas professionals and their family members, looking to migrate to Australia. 2 new provisional visas will...

Academic Year for Australian Study Requirement
2 April, 2019

From 3 April 2019, a new definition of an ‘academic year’ has been released. This is defined as ‘at least a total of 46 week’ duration for a CRICOS course. It is intended to remove uncertainty as to the number of weeks a course must be registered. This will potentially...

New visitor visa for Parents (870)
australian visa
26 March, 2019

Home affairs has recently foreshadowed the introduction of the new visitor Visa for parents to Australia for 17 April 2019. Sponsorship applications can be submitted from 17 April 2019. Once the sponsorship is approved the visa can be applied for – probably from about 1 July 2019. At the time...

Working Holiday Maker Program cap increases
australian visa
28 December, 2018

The Work and Holiday arrangements (462 visa) with Israel, Peru and Spain now allow even more young people to work holiday and study in Australia. These effectively start on the 28 December 2018, an increased cap for Israel and Spain, and  the 2nd January 2019, the increased cap for Peru.  

Immigration SA will be publishing a revised and expanded
13 December, 2018

Immigration SA will be publishing a revised and expanded occupation list for the 2018/19 program year and re-opening the 489/190 application system later this week. We have updated our skilled nomination requirements and international graduate of South Australia requirements and waivers. Please review these requirements in full before applying. We...

From 1 July 2018, the pass and pool marks for the
13 December, 2018

From 1 July 2018, the pass and pool marks for the 189, 190 and 489 visas will increase to 65 points (from 60 points). This will only affect invitations to make a visa application issued after 1 July 2018. This will really affect the state sponsored 190 and 489 visas!

TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482)
Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482
13 December, 2018

TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482) – new Skilling Australia Fund (SAF) legislation is due to be signed and come into effect in the coming days. This is the new training expenditure requirement impacts new sponsors who want to employ persons from overseas.