Top 5 Major Changes to Australian Immigration

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.

Top 10 Facts About Bridging Visa B (BVB)

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.

Watch Out for This When Entering Australia on a Visitor Visa

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.

What Do We Know About the Australian Immigration Law Changes Before 1 July 2018?

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) to Increase 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.