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10 Facts About the New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

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  Under the new temporary sponsored parent visa program, applicants can stay in Australia for up to ten years. In this week’s Budget, the Government confirmed plans to introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa, enabling parents to live in Australia for as long as a decade, but not settle here permanently. Up to 15,000 people each year will be eligible to apply. The Government believes the visa will help families reduce their childcare costs as grandparents step in to share the load. Here are ten things you need to know before applying for the temporary sponsored parent visa. 1. […]

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10 Ways to Stay in Australia After the 457 Visa Changes

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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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Australian Citizenship Changes Announced

    As if the Government’s 457 visa reform bombshell wasn’t enough for one week, changes to Australian citizenship have also been announced. The Turnbull Government say their planned reforms will “strengthen the integrity” of the citizenship application process. In a nutshell, they’re making it harder for migrants to satisfy citizenship requirements. At present, more than 130,000 people from 210 countries become Australian citizens every year. For many migrants, it’s an important final step in the migration process. Regarding how soon the changes will take effect, the Government said the legislation relating to the reforms will be introduced into Parliament […]

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