Informative Resources Blog

Partner Visas 820 and 801
31 March, 2023

The Australian Partner Visas 820 and 801 are two types of visas that allow spouses or de facto partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia. These visas are commonly referred to as the “onshore partner visas,” as they are intended...

Child Visas 101 and 802
15 March, 2023

The Australian 101 and 802 visas are two types of visas that allow children or stepchildren of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia with their parents. The Child Visa (subclass 101) is intended for children who are outside Australia, while the Child Visa...

Travel exemptions and Australian work visas
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 is...

Police Clearance Validity Clarification
6 December, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs recently published on their website this clarification on the validity of police clearance certificates. Police 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, all police certificates...

Opportunities for international students studying in regional areas – 485 Visa
23 September, 2019

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 higher education or postgraduate qualification kept living in a regional area...

Introduction of New Regional Visas
16 September, 2019

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 be introduced in November 2019:...

Academic Year for Australian Study Requirement
2 April, 2019

Australian Study Requirement Australian Study Requirements: 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...

New visitor visa for Parents (870)
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
Police Clearance
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.  

Revised and Expanded Occupation List by Immigration SA
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...