It’s the end of the financial year and you know what that means…yes Australian immigration law changes! We’ve picked the top three, some had commenced on 1 July 2019 and some will come into effect in November 2019.
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The new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 870 opened on 17 April 2019. Sponsors can now submit their sponsorship application for this visa subclass.
The new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 870 will commence from 17 April 2019 (TOMORROW). As for the Partner visa provision, even though there was news from the department saying it will commence on 17 April 2019, IT WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED! The new partner visa provision WILL NOT commence on 17 April 2017.
Agape Henry & Co. and Crux Migration are no more, but Agape Henry Crux. As of 1 April 2019, the two specialist immigration firms have merged into a super-firm. Agape Henry Crux is spearheaded by the leaders, Jason Ling and Kris Ahn, both Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law.
The law and sponsorship obligation for the Partner visa is changing. Have you lodged your Partner visa application?
As you may be aware, the ‘Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016’ passed in the Senate on 28 November 2018 and is awaiting royal assent to become law.
Everyone who wishes to enter or remain in Australia must satisfy the character requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs (i.e. the Immigration).
Direction No. 79 had recently been introduced and has been in effect since 28 February 2019.
On 1 March 2019, Minister Coleman announced that sponsors who wish to sponsor their parent under the new five-year Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 870 will be able to submit their sponsorship application from 17 April 2019.
Your visa might be refused if you are subject to Public Interest Criteria 4020, commonly known as PIC 4020. Essentially this means providing bogus documents or information that is false or misleading to the Department.
This is the Australian migration journey of a woman and her three young children who have spent most of their lives in refugee camps, moving between their home country Liberia and Ghana. Finally, their Partner visa is granted and they will soon be reunited with their father and loving husband.
As we all have seen and experienced, Australian immigration law changes all the time and often, without prior warning. Among all the changes that were implemented in 2018, we cannot agree more that the major ones occurred in March 2018.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 major changes to Australian Migration Programs, including, changes we anticipate will come into effect in 2019 as well as, the ones that had just been implemented.