Category: Family Information

New COVID visa waiver – ‘offshore grant requirement’

Visa Waiver - First Class Migration Australia

For most offshore visa’s, there is a requirement for the applicant to be outside of Australia at the time of grant. The Department has just announced that this requirement will be waived for certain family visa applicants.

New Fees For The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

On Sunday 18 March 2018, we formally welcomed the new subclass 482 visa. Now, we would like to let you know how much you and your sponsoring employer will be paying for your application under the new legislation. Department of Home Affairs subclass 482 application fees Occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Read more

Applying for an Australian Parent Visa

Are you missing your children? Grandchildren? Sons/Daughters-in-law? (Perhaps not, but let’s move on). Have the individuals you’ve given life to, toddled off to Australia, gained their citizenship/permanent residence and forgotten to invite you to the party? Never fear, Australia has temporary and permanent solutions to bridging the gap between you and your offspring. There areRead more

Parent Visas – New rules on pension transfers

5th April 2017 Considering a parent visa….. then consider your pension. If you are from the UK and are planning to come over on a parent visa to retire in Australia you should consider what you want to do with your UK pension scheme. The HMRC last made changes in April 2015 and because ofRead more

Changes to Australian Parent Visas & the introduction of a temporary Parent Visa

The Australian government has been assessing the Parent visa pathways currently offered as part of Australia’s Permanent Migration Programme and are discussing changes to be implemented on 1 July 2017.


NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more