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Australia Could Introduce Provisional PR Visas

Another day, another potential PR visa change. Eligible for Australian permanent residency? You might want to apply sooner rather than later after the Government signalled the possible introduction of ‘provisional visas’ for PR applicants.   Immigration Minister Peter Dutton last week released a consultation paper focusing on modernising the country’s visa system. He claimed that Australia’s system is ‘in many respects an artefact of a bygone era’. The consultation period runs until September 15th and other reforms could include a period of provisional residency. “Most of the permanent visa categories do not have a provisional stage, and applicants do not […]

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July 1 Visa Changes Summary

It’s certainly been an eventful year in the world of migration and there is no sign of this slowing down. The end of the financial year brought a heap of new changes. This latest lot comes just two months after the Government’s shock announcement that the 457 visa program is being overhauled. So, what’s changed and how does it impact you? Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Here’s a summary of the July 1 visa changes.   July 1 List Changes First and foremost, prepare to be confused. Very confused. We’ll do our best to make this as clear […]

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10 Ways to Stay in Australia After the 457 Visa Changes

Girl drawing on Australian map.

Government plans to abolish 457 visas and introduce the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program have left many people reeling. In this blog post, we’ll look at what options are available to you now. For thousands of migrants across Australia, last week was truly horrific. The Government’s 457 visa changes took everyone by surprise, including us. There we were, expecting a quiet Tuesday after the Easter weekend and instead we were struck by Malcolm Turnbull’s visa missile. To say we’ve been inundated with calls and emails is an understatement. Our team of Registered Migration Agents have been working round the […]

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