Pillars of Australian Partner Visa

Pillars of Australian Partner Visa

Pillars of Australian Partner Visa Australia Partner Visas (also known as spouse visa or de facto visa) allows the spouse or de-facto partner of an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to move to Australia indefinitely. What does it mean to be in a ‘married’ or ‘de-facto relationship’? The Department will consider […]

Course Changes on Subclass 500 Visa

Course changes on Subclass 500 are now prohibited without Minister approval Australian International Students (.ie. ; Student Visa Holders), will no longer be able to change their courses without approval from the Minister. Approval for course change will be provided only once you receive a positive assessment from the competent Australian authorities outlining that you […]

Global Talent Visa

Global Talent Visa Global Talent Visa The Department of Home Affairs launched the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program on November 4th, 2019, to attract exceptional talent in Australia. The GTI program is a part of the Australian Government initiative, “Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce”, to attract high-value businesses and individuals to Australia. WHAT IS […]

Changes to the Subclass 485 Regime – February 2022

Changes to the Subclass 485 Regime   With the post-COVID -19 recovery, the Department of Home Affairs has made new changes to the Subclass 485 applications. These welcomed modifications were primarily designed with international students in mind to provide them with more support as they stay back to study, live and work in Australia.  These […]

Morrison Government $630 rebate for International Students.

The Morrison Government has announced a $630 rebate for newly arriving International Students. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that from 19 January, any overseas student who arrives in Australia would have their visa rebated for “choosing Australia” and hopes the initiative will inspire international students to return to the country. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the visa rebate scheme would […]

Family Violence and Partner Visa

FAMILY VIOLENCE Here at Australian Migration & Settlement Services, we understand that while most couples and families go on to have happy and healthy lives in Australia, if you are being subjected to any form of violence, we want you to know, we, and Australia, are here to help. If you hold a temporary partner visa or a prospective marriage visa, […]

Business and Investment Visa – Program Changes

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT VISA – AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CHANGES The Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) The Federal Government has announced it is reforming Business & Investment visas to “maximise the economic benefits for Australia”. The changes to the BIIP will include simplifying from nine to four streams, as well as changes to eligibility requirements. Acting […]

Victorian Government Skilled Visa Nomination Program – Subclass 190 & 491

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SKILLED VISA NOMINATION PROGRAM, (SUBCLASS 190 & 491) Hello everyone and Happy New Year! We are starting our 2021 blog updates with news from the Victorian State Government regarding the Skilled Visa Nomination Program, (subclass 190 & 491) reopening as of Tuesday, Jan 5th. This is exciting news as it heralds a hopeful […]

Labor MP calls for widespread and comprehensive change to Immigration

LABOR MP CALLS FOR WIDESPREAD AND COMPREHENSIVE CHANGES TO IMMIGRATION Labor frontbencher and the Opposition, Innovation, Technology & Future of Work, Spokeswoman, Clare O’Neil has called for widespread and comprehensive changes to immigration, as part of a #PostPandemic overhaul of Australia’s migration policies. Ms. O’Neil expressed her opinions on economics, foreign affairs, and immigration, in […]