Partner Visa Application Fee Costs Increase Migration Immigration Agents Lawyers Brisbane Queensland Australia Sunshine Coast

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced that as of the 1st January 2015, the partner visa application fees will be increasing by 50%. The new Partner Visa Application fees will be: Offshore Partner Visa – $4,627.50;… Continue Reading


Work and Holiday Visas – UPDATE

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Are you looking at a Work and Holiday Visa? Do you hold an Israeli passport and would like to visit Australia? You’re in luck! Australia recently signed a new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding with Israel that will allow… Continue Reading


NEWS ALERT – Family Visas Now Back Available!


This is a further update regarding a previous post about Family Visas and the announcement from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that as of June 2 2014, certain family visa subclasses would be ceasing. As of 25 September 2014,… Continue Reading


Attention Investors – New Premium Investor Visa Announced


On 14 October 2014, the Australian Government released the findings of a review into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme, which covers the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188). Already containing three streams (Business Innovation, Investor, and Significant… Continue Reading


Are you a New Zealand citizen interested in Australian citizenship?

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If you are a New Zealand citizen in Australia on a Special Category Visa (Subclass 444), you may be able to apply for citizenship. Have you been in Australia since before 26 February 2001? If you entered Australia before the… Continue Reading


Calling All Chefs

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In our recent post, it was noted that the position of Chef has been added to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as of 1 July 2014. Are you a chef and are looking to work in Australia, or even migrate… Continue Reading


Are You Engaged to Your Australian Partner? Read This!

If you are engaged to marry your Australian partner you might be eligible for a Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300). This visa is aimed at couples who intend to marry in Australia within 9 months of the visa bring granted.… Continue Reading


IMPORTANT – July 1 Changes to Occupation Lists

As per our blog on 11 June 2014, July 1 has seen some changes to both the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). You’ll need to check the new SOL if you’re looking at lodging… Continue Reading


New Occupations – Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

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If you’re applying for a subclass 485 Temporary Graduate – Graduate Work Stream visa or an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa (for example, Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) or Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa) you’ll need to… Continue Reading


NEWS ALERT – Family Visa Subclasses

Family Visa Subclasses This is an update regarding a previous post about the announcement from DIBP that certain family visa subclasses are ceasing. Parent and Aged Parent (non contributory), Carer, Remaining Relative and Aged Relative visas cessation date 2 June… Continue Reading