Tag: Application

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Australian visa rules relaxed for students from 29 countries

    Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced that requirements for an Australian visa will be relaxed for students from 29 countries. After ex-politician Michael Knight published a scathing report on the Australian visa application system and reports of a struggling education sector surfaced, a reform of the application process had been expected for some time. […] More

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    Online tourist visas for Brazil and Argentina Now Available

    Tourists from Brazil and Argentina can from today apply online for the e676 electronic tourist visa to visit Australia say the DIAC A spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said the e676 allows people to apply for a tourist visa electronically using a fast, secure and convenient application process. “These new arrangements […] More

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  • On 10 May 2011 the Australian government announced the decision to implement a new way to manage Skilled Migration based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) and subsequent invitation to apply. The new program is called SkillSelect and will be introduced on 1 July 2012.

    Skillselect – Skilled Migrant Selection Register to Go Live 1st July 2012

    On 10 May 2011 the Australian government announced the decision to implement a new way to manage Skilled Migration based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) and subsequent invitation to apply. The new program is called SkillSelect and will be introduced on 1 July 2012. The changes to their skilled migration program are quite significant […] More

  • New Skilled Australian Visa Charges From January

    Last monday we wrote an article advising that Australian skilled visa application fees were to increase in 2012 The Department of Immigration and Cirizenship (DIAC) has now confirmed that many of these increases will come into effect from 1 January, 2012 though others will be progressively introduced over the next 18 months (subject to normal legislative processes). The […] More

  • Australian skilled visa application fees to increase in 2012

    Looks like quite an increase is on the way if  a statement released from the office of Chris Bowen, Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship holds any truth. It has been announced that the government intends to introduce a new visa pricing model from January 2012. Under the new pricing system, which the Australia Immigration […] More

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    Change to processing location for applications lodged in Pakistan or Afghanistan

    News in from the Australian Immigration Department this week which effects Partner and family migration processing for applicants in Pakistan or Afghanistan Partner and family migration applications lodged by clients who live in Pakistan or Afghanistan (except for Afghan nationals) are processed at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. Partner and family migration applications […] More

  • Australia Approves TOEFL Test Scores for Student Visas

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced last week that all international students who wish to study in Australia can now use TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application. The TOEFL test is created by non-profit educational assessment and research organisation, Educational Testing Service (ETS). This announcement represents a significant change for […] More

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    New Skilled Visa Points Test to be Introduced 1 July, 2011

    As previous visitors to GDU may know, it is proposed that a new points test for skilled migration visa applications will be introduced on 1 July 2011. It complements the series of reforms the Australian Government announced in February 2010. The new points test is focused on selecting highly skilled people to deliver a more responsive […] More

  • Government announces suspension of the Australian Skilled Migration program

    In an unexpected move, the Australian Government has announced it will not accept applications for offshore general skilled migration, effective midnight AEST 7 May, until the end of the current program year on 30 June, 2010. The temporary suspension applies to all primary applicants for the following Australian visas: Subclass 175 – Skilled Independent; Subclass […] More

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    Australian Spouse Visas – 12 Costly Misconceptions to Avoid

    This article describes the evidence required for making a successful Australian spouse visa application, the need for independent and critical thinking away from non-professional and or inexperienced advisers, best ways to speed up processing of an application, how to deal with a poor immigration history and why you do not always need to live together for 12 months before you apply for or start the preparation to apply for an Australian spouse visa as well as several other useful tips and hints on how to select the best professional adviser. Spouse visas are impossible to obtain unless you have a joint bank account or lease … More