Category Archive: Visas and Passports

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Mar 23 2017

Perth to be Removed from the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Premier of West Australia, Mark McGowan, has asked the Australian Prime Minister to remove Perth from the subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme [RSMS].
The actual effect of this would be to remove Perth as a regional area for the Subclass 187 Visa.

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Mar 05 2017

Visa and citizenship processing times available online

Global visa and citizenship processing times will be available online for the first time from 13 March 2017 As part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ongoing efforts to improve client information, the publishing of current visa and citizenship processing times will give you more meaningful data about the visa or citizenship product …

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Mar 02 2017

No More 457 Visas for Fast Food Chains in Australia

Australian teenagers willing to work at fast food outlets shouldn’t lose out to foreign workers on 457 Visas when youth unemployment is rising.

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Jan 18 2017

Skilled Occupations List

You must nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) if you are applying for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

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Dec 23 2016

Resident Return Visa

A Resident Return Visa (RRV) is required for the period after you have gained your Permanent Residency (PR), and your initial entry visa (Normally 5 years) has expired, but before you get your Citizenship.
3 Month, 12 Month or 5 Year RRV Travel Periods may be applied, depending on your circumstances.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in ACT

ACT Territory Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

$9,320 for each kindergarten student
$12,500 for each primary school student
$13,900 for each high school student

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in WA

WA State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.

The Western Australian Government tuition fee for families on 457 Visas (temporary skilled workers) whose children attend public schools in this state are:
$4,000 per family each year, regardless of the number of children a family have enrolled in public schools.

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Dec 20 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in NSW

NSW State Education Fees for Children of Parents on 457 Visas.
$5,000 Years K – 6 Primary School
$5,000 Years 7 – 10 Junior High School
$6,000 Years 11 – 12 Senior High School

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Dec 19 2016

Education Costs for 457 Visa Holders in South Australia

From January 2017, newly arriving 457 visa holders will be required to contribute to the cost of educating their children in government schools. They will no longer be fully subsidised by the State Government.
$5,100 for each primary school student
$6,100 for each high school student

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Dec 14 2016

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) This is a temporary visa that lets you enter Australia to: do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. You must first arrive in Australia within six months of the date the visa is granted, or …

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Nov 20 2016

457 Visa Occupations

457 Visa Program Review There are currently 650 job types on the 457 visa program, and these are set to be cut by the Australian Government. Various job types that are no longer ‘in demand’ should be removed from the list. The most nominated occupations for the primary 457 visa holders at 30th June 2015 …

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Nov 19 2016

457 Visa Changes November 2016

Australian 457 Visa Change November 2016 Australia has announced changes to the ‘457 visa’ programme for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends …

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Oct 23 2016

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost

How much does an Australian Birth Certificate cost?
The costs for an Australian Birth Certificate varies depending on the state of registration, and vary between $31.80 and $53.00 for a standard certificate. Commemorative birth certificates are charged extra, if required.

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Oct 23 2016

How much does it cost to become an Australian citizen

The Cost to Become an Australian citizen
Being born in Australia as an Australian citizen generally has no cost, other than the birth certificate cost, but for Migrants who wish to apply for Citizenship, and for Australians born outside Australia, there are some small costs.
The Australian Citizenship Fees from 1st January 2016 are:
$285.00 Australian citizenship – General eligibility

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Oct 21 2016

Australian Citizenship Residency Requirements

Australian Citizenship Four Year Residency Requirement From 1 July 2010 all citizenship applicants will need to meet the following residence requirement at the time they apply for Australian citizenship. You must have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for 4 years immediately before applying, including 1 year as a permanent resident, and …

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Sep 28 2016

Immigration Form 968i

The Form 968i is information about Return documents for Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The border website for this now quotes: “Note: This form has been removed and the information is now available on the website.”
The Form refers to a page called Returned Documents

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Jun 28 2016

How Quickly did you get your Citizenship Certificate

How long did it take to get Your Citizenship Certificate?

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Jun 11 2016

457 Visa Holder Statistics March 2016

457 Visa Statistical data for July 2015 to March 2016
The 457 visa is the most commonly used visa option for Australian employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia on a temporarily basis up to 4 years.

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Apr 15 2016

Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) & Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
Costs and Conditions

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Mar 09 2016

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements Under the Migration Act, your sponsor is required to meet a number of obligations which ensure that you are provided with appropriate terms and conditions of employment. These obligations require your employer to: provide you with equivalent pay to that of any Australian employee who has the …

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