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

Additional Engineering Occupations added to South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

To manage South Australia’s COVID recovery response, an additional 24 Engineering occupations will be open to applicants currently residing offshore from Tuesday 2 November 2021.  The minimum requirements for state nomination for these occupations include: You must have at least eight years work experience in the nominated or closely related occupation You must demonstrate a SuperiorRead more

Travel freedoms for fully vaccinated Australians and permanent residents

From 1 November 2021, Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who have received two doses of an approved or recognised vaccine will be able to leave Australia without needing an outwards travel exemption. Children under 12, and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, will also be able to travel overseas without anRead more

Partner Visa Sponsorship Changes

Reforms to the Partner visa program were announced as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The objective is to scrutinize sponsors more and avoid family violence by changing how the sponsorship and partner visa applications work. These changes should come into effect from November 2021, but applications that have already been lodged won’t be affected.Read more

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

The decision to classify the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents as immediate family, opening the door for them to travel into the country, has been met with relief and much excitement. The rule change will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel to Australian states and territories that have reachedRead more

No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers entering NSW

Quarantine will no longer be necessary for fully vaccinated international arrivals entering New South Wales from 1st November 2021. The aim of the decision is to allow Australians stranded abroad to get home by the end of the year, and to relaunch international travel and tourism. How will this work? To qualify for no quarantine, arrivals fromRead more

We’re excited to announce that we’re back at the office…

We are pleased to have remained fully operational throughout the ongoing pandemic. Like many businesses, our staff worked from home during lockdown. So we’re excited to announce that we are officially back in the office from this week to start getting things back to normal. We are proud of our team who have successfully continuedRead more