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Australia Visa and Migration Changes from 1 July 2022

Australia Visa and Immigration Update 1 July 2022 Some important changes in the Australian migration space have been announced, due to commence on the 1st of July 2022. VAC increases – CPI 3% Visa Application Charges will increase on 1…

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Parent Visa Australia Contributory

Parent Visa Australia Contributory Aged Parents

Australian Visa options for Parents to migrate to Australia Who is the Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) Visa Subclass 864 for? If you are a parent of an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is…

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Working Holiday Visa Australia

Specified Work for Working Holiday Visa Australia 2022 extension

Working holiday 417 visa and work and holiday 462 visa holders are eligible for second and third visas. This extension is possible if they undertake specified work in specified areas of Australia. In April 2022, the legislation has been updated…

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Townsville DAMA agreement and skilled work visa to Australia

Townsville will benefit from access to more skilled workers and skilled work visas following the signing of the Townsville Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). Local businesses can apply individually to access the DAMA from 1 July 2022 so they can…

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Australian Temporary Activity 408 COVID visa changes

On 2 March 2022, the Australian government announced changes to the subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) COVID-19 Pandemic event, which included expanding the visa beyond key sectors to allow work in all sectors. Temporary visa holders with work…

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PR options for skilled work 457 and 482 visa holders

Permanent residency pathway with age exemption for skilled work 457 and 482 visa holders Under new legislation to commence on 1 July 2022, certain temporary skilled work visa holders may be eligible for permanent residency in Australia by applying for…

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Australia Migration Program Update 2022-2023

Australian Federal Budget 2022-2023 Migration program numbers The Government will reinstate Migration Program planning levels to 160,000 in 2022-23. Net Overseas Migration is expected to increase from -89,000 in 2020-21 to 41,000 in 2021-22, then 180,000 in 2022-23, before increasing…

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Pathway to PR for short term skilled work 482 visa holders

The Australian Government has announced a pathway to PR for short term skilled work 482 visa holders who remained and supported the Australian workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is eligible for the pathway to PR? A new cohort of…

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Travel and Visitor Visa Options to Australia

Australian Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) This visitor or tourist visa comprises four types of visit to Australia: For Holiday For Business A Family-sponsored visa An organized tour from China While each purpose has its own specific requirements, following are some…

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Differences between 482 and 494 skilled work visas

The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa (‘482 visa’) and the subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (‘494 visa’) are both employer sponsored visas. The 494 visa is intended for visa applicants who wish to live, work and…

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