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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 5 November the Department of Home Affairs announced the changes to the working holiday maker visa program in Australia.
The sole purpose of the changes is to give farmers immediate access to workers in major regional areas of Australia.
A Bridging visa B (BVB) subclass 020 is a temporary visa that allows you to leave Australia during a specified period, while your application for a new substantive visa is being processed.
It is the only Bridging visa that allows you to leave Australia and return while your substantive visa is processing.
Got your Visitor Visa granted? Great, you are now able to legally enter and remain in Australia until your visa expiry date …. As long as you follow your visa conditions!
Whether you are coming to Australia for a holiday, to visit friends or family or as a business visitor, we have outlined a few considerations to keep in mind when entering Australia on a Visitor visa.
The Department has been releasing potential Australian immigration law changes since 2017, including Australian citizenship changes, employer sponsored visa changes and partner visa changes. Some changes had already been implemented, some are yet to pass legislation, and some will be effective as of 1 July 2018. Let’s take a look at what we know about Australian immigration law changes so far and what will be in effect on 1 July 2018.
Visa Application Charges (VAC) are due to increase on 1 July 2018. Whilst it is not a major increase, the VAC amendments will be made on an annual basis in the future. If you are looking to apply for an Australian visa and you have all the necessary application forms and evidence, you will need to lodge this before 1 July 2018 to avoid paying additional charges.