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,… Read the rest

UK Passports in Australia

UK Passports in Australia

Statement by Paul Madden, (British High Commissioner to Australia from 2011 until February 2015). Two main changes were introduced here on 13 January 2014. First, the application now has to be completed and paid for on-line.… Read the rest

UK Passports in Australia

Statement by Paul Madden, (British High Commissioner to Australia from 2011 until February 2015). Two main changes were introduced here on 13 January 2014. First, the application now has to be completed and paid for on-line.… Read the rest

Australian Partner Visa Grant Times for UK Applicants in 2018

Partner Visa Processing Times for UK Applicants

Australian Offshore Partner Visa grants are coming through faster than Onshore Partner Visa grants for UK applications at the moment, early 2018. Some are coming through within 2 months, with the longer ones… Read the rest

Partner Visa Processing Times for UK Applicants

Australian Offshore Partner Visa grants are coming through faster than Onshore Partner Visa grants for UK applications at the moment, early 2018. Some are coming through within 2 months, with the longer ones… Read the rest

Australian Citizenship for a Person Born in Australia

Australian Citizenship for a person born in Australia. 1949 and 1986 Regulations

Australian Citizenship for a person born before 26 January 1949.

In most circumstances if a British subject was born in Australia before 26 January 1949, they automatically became… Read the rest

Australian Citizenship for a person born in Australia. 1949 and 1986 Regulations

Australian Citizenship for a person born before 26 January 1949.

In most circumstances if a British subject was born in Australia before 26 January 1949, they automatically became… Read the rest

Australian Visa Applications and Debts to Australia

Australian Visa Applications and Debts

One question on the immigration visa application form that confuses some people is this one: Has any applicant ever had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in any other country?… Read the rest

Australian Visa Applications and Debts

One question on the immigration visa application form that confuses some people is this one: Has any applicant ever had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in any other country?… Read the rest

Australian Department of Home Affairs

Border is now Department of Home Affairs

On 20 December 2017, the Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established. The establishment of the Portfolio brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal… Read the rest

Border is now Department of Home Affairs

On 20 December 2017, the Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established. The establishment of the Portfolio brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal… Read the rest

Nov 2017: Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options

All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY

From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged online through an ImmiAccount. Lodging an application in person at any offices of the Department will not… Read the rest

All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY

From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged online through an ImmiAccount. Lodging an application in person at any offices of the Department will not… Read the rest

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times August 2017

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times for month ending ​31 August 2017

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry

75 per cent of applications processed in under 6 Months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 6 Months and 10… Read the rest

Work and Skilled Visa Processing Times for month ending ​31 August 2017

186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry

75 per cent of applications processed in under 6 Months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 6 Months and 10… Read the rest

Partner Visa Processing Times August 2017

Prospective Marriage and Partner Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

300 Prospective Marriage visa (PMV) processing times

75 per cent of applications processed in under 13 months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 13 to… Read the rest

Prospective Marriage and Partner Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

300 Prospective Marriage visa (PMV) processing times

75 per cent of applications processed in under 13 months 15 per cent of applications processed in between 13 to… Read the rest

Children Studying in Australia on a Visitor Visa

Children of Visitors to Australia can Study in Australian Schools

The rules for the children attending school in Australia while on a Tourist Visa may be different for the different States in Australia, as each State has its own Education… Read the rest

Children of Visitors to Australia can Study in Australian Schools

The rules for the children attending school in Australia while on a Tourist Visa may be different for the different States in Australia, as each State has its own Education… Read the rest

Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017

Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017

Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 Primary Applicant

Subclass 20 Bridging B from $140 up to $145, an increase of $5 Subclass 100 Partner from $6865 up to $7000, an increase of $135… Read the rest

Australian Visa Fee Changes from July 2017

Visa Fee Changes from July 2017 Primary Applicant

Subclass 20 Bridging B from $140 up to $145, an increase of $5 Subclass 100 Partner from $6865 up to $7000, an increase of $135… Read the rest

Australian Visa List

Listing of Visas for Australia at April 2017

The following is a list of Visas, current and repealed, at April 2017, with the link to the official Immigration page for each Visa. Subclass Visa Group Visa name 10 Bridging visas… Read the rest

Listing of Visas for Australia at April 2017

The following is a list of Visas, current and repealed, at April 2017, with the link to the official Immigration page for each Visa. Subclass Visa Group Visa name 10 Bridging visas… Read the rest

Citizenship Requirement Changes 2017

Major Reforms of the 2017 Australian Citizenship Proposals

Proposed changes to Australian Citizenship will be going through Parliament at some stage, presumably after the June deadline for people to give their views. Major changes are: Four Years as permanent Resident… Read the rest

Major Reforms of the 2017 Australian Citizenship Proposals

Proposed changes to Australian Citizenship will be going through Parliament at some stage, presumably after the June deadline for people to give their views. Major changes are: Four Years as permanent Resident… Read the rest

457 Visa Applications and Occupations Removed

457 visa applicants with an occupation that has been removed from the STSOL

One option seems like a withdrawal of application with refund of fees. 457 visa applicants that had lodged their application on or before 18 April 2017, and… Read the rest

457 visa applicants with an occupation that has been removed from the STSOL

One option seems like a withdrawal of application with refund of fees. 457 visa applicants that had lodged their application on or before 18 April 2017, and… Read the rest

Nominated Salary Visas and ATO Data Matching

ATO to Data Match Incomes with Department of Immigration.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) will commence the collection of Tax File Numbers for visa holders, and data will be matched with the Australian Tax Office’s records… Read the rest

ATO to Data Match Incomes with Department of Immigration.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) will commence the collection of Tax File Numbers for visa holders, and data will be matched with the Australian Tax Office’s records… Read the rest

List of Removed Occupations, April 2017

On 19 April 2017, 200 Skilled Occupations were Removed the previous Skilled Occupation Lists.

The 200 Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation on 19 April 2017 are listed below. ANZSCO Code Occupation 411511 Aboriginal and Torres… Read the rest

On 19 April 2017, 200 Skilled Occupations were Removed the previous Skilled Occupation Lists.

The 200 Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation on 19 April 2017 are listed below. ANZSCO Code Occupation 411511 Aboriginal and Torres… Read the rest

Changes to Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) April 2017

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List to be Cancelled and Replaced

On 19 April 2017, the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) You must nominate an occupation on this Combined list of eligible skilled occupations… Read the rest

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List to be Cancelled and Replaced

On 19 April 2017, the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) You must nominate an occupation on this Combined list of eligible skilled occupations… Read the rest

Changes to Skilled Occupation List (SOL) April 2017

Skilled Occupation List to be Cancelled and Replaced

On 19 April 2017, the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaces the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) You must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List… Read the rest

Skilled Occupation List to be Cancelled and Replaced

On 19 April 2017, the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaces the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) You must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List… Read the rest