Electronic Visitor Visas

Some visitor visas are granted on the basis of your passport of nationality, without ever requiring documentation to be submitted. You do need to make an application but in many cases a travel agent might do that for you. These are knows as ETAs or eVisitor visas. Generally a visa of this kind only permits […]

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Temporary Visas

Temporary visas can be granted for holidays, temporary employment sponsored by an employer, business purposes leading to a permanent business visa, or family/spouse grounds. There are many categories of student visa as well. All temporary visas expire. If you remain in Australia after they expire without making some other application, then you become an “overstayer”; […]

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Permanent Visas

First, some visas are permanent, meaning that you can stay in Australia for as long as you like, even after they expire (if you want to leave after your permanent visa has expired, and you haven’t become a citizen by then, you need to apply for a resident return visa). When applying for a permanent visa […]

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Changes to the Migration Program: March 2019

The Department of Home Affairs announced the following changes  to the Migration Program: The Migration Program ceiling for 2019-2020 has been reduced to 160,000  (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels) Two new skilled regional provisional visas will be introduced in November 2019. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa will have approximately 700 eligible occupations Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa will […]

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