Following is our summary of the changes: Sponsorship Approval Before Visa Application Lodgement Currently the partner visa and sponsorship applications are lodged at the same time. The proposal is that the sponsorship application, for the Australian partner, must be approved before the visa application can be lodged. The unknown is how long it will take […]
A Partner visa allows a partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. There are two stages – a temporary visa is initially granted and then two years from when the initial visa application was lodged the applicant can qualify for the second stage permanent […]
From August 12th 2018, the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy commences. This is a fee payable by employers nominating overseas skilled workers for any of the following visas: Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) The SAF levy only applies to TSS, ENS and RSMS nomination applications lodged on […]
On July 1st, a number of changes were made by the Australian Government in relation to Visas. These changes are as follows: Occupation Lists • 36 new occupations available on the STSOL, eligible for 457 and 186 applications • 12 occupations removed from the lists – see http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/removed-skilled-occupations • Some caveats revised – see complete […]
The team at eVisas are Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers who can assist you with processing a range of Australian visas including employer sponsored visas, skilled visas, family visas and more. Applying for an Australian visa is a very complex matter. Many visa applications fail because the applicant did not fully understand what was required […]
Available for either 3 or 5 years through sponsorship from an eligible child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Temporary residents like 457 or student visa holders cannot sponsor parents for this visa. The visa can be extended up to a maximum of 10 years. Eligibility requirements for parents: […]
Visa application fees to increase from 1 July 2017 – the increase is based on the forecast Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rounded to the nearest $5. Some examples of the new fees are – 457 visa application fee increase from $1060 to $1080; Student visa increases from $550 to $560; and subclass 187 increases […]
Great news! Department of Immigration and Border Protection have now confirmed that they had incorrectly reported that from 1 July 2017 subclass 186 and 187 direct entry stream applicants would require three years of skilled work experience.
The government has proposed changes to the citizenship requirements. The changes will firstly have to pass through parliament and if they do, they will effect applications lodged from 20 April 2017.