Australian Immigration Legislation Changes Effective January 1, 2012

Australian Immigration Legislation Changes Effective January 1, 2012Its getting to that time of year again so worth noting that effective January 1, 2012, the following amendments of the legislation under the Australian immigration will be implemented.

  • Amendments to remove the discretionary ‘Assurance of Support’ requirement from certain Partner Visas.
  • Amendment of Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007 relating to the Payment of Fees in Foreign Currencies and Foreign Countries.
  • Adjustment of Visa Application Charges.
  • Amendment of Schedule 2 (Code of Conduct) to the Migration Agents Regulations 1998.
  • Amendments to Condition 8107 and the Cessation Provisions in Clause 051.513 and a Technical Amendment to Clause 050.613A.

The changes are quite self explanitory and we have covered most of these already, however if you want any further information about any of the changes then feel free to hit on the source link below:


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Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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