True Blue Migration Agents Blog

Australian Visas in 2020

2020 building blocks

What’s happening and what you need to know If applying for an Australian visa is on your 2020 to-do list, there’s no better place to start than with a free eligibility check from True Blue Migration Services. Last year saw the introduction of new regional visas, Designated Area Migration Agreements, a new temporary parent visa and major changes to the Working Holiday Visa program. If 2019 is anything to go by, 2020 may well be another rollercoaster year for migrants. So, what’s changing? Traffic Light Bulletin The Traffic Light Bulletin is prepared by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and […]

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Major Partner Visa Changes Ahead

Couple making heart shape with hands.

Applying for an Australian partner visa? Significant changes are ahead. You may have heard in the papers or on social media that the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 was passed in both houses of parliament on 28 November 2018. The Bill recently received Royal Ascent, which means the changes could be implemented at any point now. Partner visa applications lodged prior to the changes – and between now and when the changes officially come into force – will be assessed against current requirements. Summary of partner visa changes The Bill brings with it a number of significant reforms […]

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AAT Processing Times

Appealing a visa refusal at the AAT.

Lodged a visa appeal and wondering how long it will take? If you’re planning to appeal a visa decision through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), you’ll probably want to know how long your wait will be. Waiting to have your case heard can be agonising and the length of time that you’ll be in limbo depends on a number of factors, including the type of case and when your case is given to a decision-maker for review. The AAT recently published processing times for decisions made over the last six months and it makes difficult reading for anyone expecting a […]

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