ImmiAccount Back Up But Users Report Document Upload Problems

DHA upgrades to the online ImmiAccount system were implemented during the evening of 2 March 2018 however users are encountering problems uploading documents in the new system and are concerned about meeting DHA's new "2 day" policy where primary documents for applications must be uploaded within 2 calendar days from lodgment or the application is liable for refusal without any further request for documents.

DHA Announces New TSS Visa Details

DHA has announced further details of the new TSS visa program. While the implementation date was not announced, implementation of these changes is expected for early March 2018.

Czech Republic Now Eligible For Subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the Czech Republic has been added to the list of eligible countries for applicants applying for a subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa.

DHA Clarifies Subclass 186/187 Major Changes for March 2018

DHA has discussed further details of the major changes in the subclass 186 (ENS) and subclass 187 (RSMS) programs which will be implemented at the same time as the introduction of the new TSS visa expected for early March.

DHA: 186/187 High Fraud Risk, RSMS Refusal Rate 50%, ENS Refusal Rate 30%

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that up to 70% of the existing 186/187 applications being processed were considered “high risk” and that current refusal rates for these visas have increased dramatically over the last year.