Author: Michelle LeFevre

Australian visa changes 2022

Migration to Australia has fallen considerably since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic due to widespread travel bans and border closures, but it is expected to recover in 2022. To encourage migration as part of its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia government announced some major immigration changes. Which visa holders can currently enterRead more

Australia’s borders to open on 15 December 2021 as planned

Australia is set to reopen its borders as planned on Wednesday 15 December to eligible visa holders, including international students, skilled migrants, humanitarian, working holiday makers and provisional family visa holders. The easing of restrictions means that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders will no longer be required to secure an exemption to travel into theRead more

Queensland has reopened its borders after months of lockdown

After months of lockdown Queensland reopened its borders at 1am today, Monday 13 December. Fully vaccinated people will be able to travel to Queensland without quarantining under certain conditions. This is the Queensland roadmap to easing restrictions: Domestic arrivals Travellers from interstate hotspots can arrive by road or air. They must be fully vaccinated. TheyRead more

Australia’s easing of border restrictions delayed because of Omicron Covid variant

Australia was due to reopen to international students, skilled migrants, humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders from December 1. The reopening has now been delayed to December 15. The temporary delay will ensure Australia can gather the information needed to better understand the Omicron variant, including the efficacy of the vaccine, theRead more

Visa changes to support the reopening of Australia and its economic recovery

The government is making changes to the migration programs to support the reopening of Australia and assist its economic recovery. These changes include pathways to PR for STSOL visa holders, extended visas for skilled regional (provisional visa) holders, extended visa application charge waivers for new visitor visa applicants overseas, and increasing the length of stayRead more

Eligible visa holders no longer need travel exemptions to enter Australia

Australia continues to take further steps to safely reopen to the world, allowing fully vaccinated eligible visa holders to travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption from 1 December 2021. Eligible visa holders include skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders. TheRead more