Proposed new entrepreneur visa

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There could soon be a new visa encouraging entrepreneurs to base their start-ups in Australia. Entrepreneurs will be lured to Australia by a new visa as part of the Turnbull government’s plan to encourage innovative talent. The Australian Government announced the… Continue Reading


Australian Capital Territory updated Skilled Occupation List

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has released its updated skilled occupation list (SOL), and several occupations that were closed previously, have now been opened for state nomination. This updated list proves that Canberra is opening up its doors to skilled… Continue Reading


Australia & Hungary sign new Work and Holiday visas arrangement

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Hungary has become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday visas arrangement. On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary… Continue Reading


Australia deals with New Zealand to obtain citizenship

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New Zealanders who have lived and worked in Australia for five years or more will get easier access to citizenship under a new deal. An Australian government amnesty will open the door to citizenship for between 60,000 to 100,000 Kiwi… Continue Reading


Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

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The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) is a temporary visa that allows business people and investors to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of four streams; the Investor Stream,… Continue Reading


Business Talent Visa (subclass 132)

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The Business Talent visa (subclass 132) is a permanent visa that allows business people to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of two streams, the Significant Business History Stream, and the… Continue Reading


Student Visa grants for Chinese, Brazilian and Malaysian students increase in 2014-15

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In a previous post on September 16, which can be found here, I discussed the upcoming changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework, as well as the increase in the number of student visas which have been cancelled in the… Continue Reading


Section 501 Character Requirement Amendments

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Are you, or someone you know, the holder of an Australian visa that has spent 12 months or more in prison? On 11 December 2014 amendments to section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 came into effect, and these changes… Continue Reading


Have you received a Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation (NOICC) from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection?

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If so, our team of qualified migration lawyers and agents may be able to help with submissions to the Department in relation to the NOICC. Under the Migration Act 1958, there are several situations in which the Minister may cancel… Continue Reading


Conditions of a Visa and Cancellation

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Are you the current holder of an Australian visa? Did you know that your visa may have certain conditions attached to it, and that failure to comply with the conditions of your visa can render your visa liable to cancellation?… Continue Reading