Category: General Visa Information

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

COVID Travel Updates – October 2021

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that borders will be opening for Australian citizens and permanent residents within the next few weeks. States and territories are to open borders at different times given their varying vaccination rates but are expected to commence opening their borders in November. Mr Morrison said the next priority wouldRead more

Additional Occupations Added to South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

To manage South Australia’s COVID recovery response, an additional 70 occupations will be open to applicants currently residing offshore from Tuesday 28 September 2021. The minimum requirements for state nomination include: • at least 8 years work experience in the occupation or closely related occupation• a proficient plus English level Full requirements for each occupationRead more

Tasmania’s 2021-2022 Skilled Migration Program Now Open

Skilled Migration Program Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, reputable schools and a globally recognised university. The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity. Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–2022Read more

Travel Exemption Updates – August 2021

Australia’s borders are currently closed and international travel from Australia remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. International travel from Australia is only available if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption. Travel restrictions are subject to change in response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. A number ofRead more

Subclass 408 Visa for COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Australian government has endorsed a Temporary Activity visa (Subclass 408). This visa allows holders to remain in Australia for anywhere up to 12 months, and is known as the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa. Critical Sectors The Australian government has listed 7 industries that are critical to the COVID-19Read more

Grant Dates Announced – COVID-Concessions for certain Visas

COVID Concessions for Visas

Onshore Grant Dates Announced – Partner Visas, Contributory Parent Visas and Child Visas The department have officially announced a date when the onshore grant of the below mentioned subclasses, which are usually granted offshore, will commence. Commencement Date: 27 February 2021 From the 27th of February the below visas will be eligible to be grantedRead more

How to employ an overseas worker – Sponsor Obligations and Visa Requirements

Sponsoring overseas employees to work for your Australian business is not only a great opportunity for a business to tap into highly skilled workers from around the world, but also a great opportunity for foreign nationals to work in Australia and gain experience abroad. Some visa options even offer pathways to Permanent Residency!

Applying for a Permanent Parent Visa – Reuniting families in Australia

Permanent Parent Visas are a great visa option for Australian Residents and Citizens with parents of foreign residence looking to relocate their loved ones.