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VisaChanges.com Announced to Track Eligibility Changes

Northam & Associates has announced the launch of VisaChanges.com, a free online reference tool to track changes to Australian visas including changes to visa requirements and eligibility...

New NZ Stream of 189 Visa – No Age Limit, 5 Year Prev Residence

Legislation passed last week has created a new stream of the Subclass 189 visa available 1 July 2017 exclusively for citizens of New Zealand....

NT Suspends Subclass 190 and 489 Skilled Sponsorship until 1 July for Applicants Outside...

The Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation has announced that sponsorship for subclass 190 and 489 skilled visas is suspended immediately until...

Upcoming Partner Visa Changes: Separate Sponsor Application, 3-Year Provisional Partner Visa

DIBP has indicated that upcoming changes to the partner visa program will include requiring sponsors to lodge and be approved for sponsorship before their...

Age Limit for 189 Visa Points Tested Stream Lowered to 45 Years

Recent legislation has lowered the age limit at the time of invitation for subclass 189 points tested independent skilled visas to 45 years, requiring...

Concern Grows for Possible Flagged Occupation Removals from MLTSSL List on 1 July

In light of DIBP’s update that further changes to the MLTSSL (formerly SOL) and STSOL occupation lists that determine eligibility for the subclass 457,...

Subclass 189/Family Sponsored 489 Invitation Limits Reached for Accountants and Other Occupations

Recent data from DIBP indicates that the annual limitations for invitations to apply for the subclass 189 independent skilled visa and the family sponsored...

DIBP Issues Update on Student Visas: Allow 6+ weeks, Refusals Possible Without RFI Letter

DIBP has issued an update describing the current processing environment for student visa applications, including guidelines that applicants should lodge their applications at least...

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