Monthly Archives: October 2018

Accredited Sponsors Exempt from Police Check Requirement for Visa Workers

Employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers are being urged to register as accredited business sponsors with the Department of Immigration to access new priority processing measures. The government has confirmed that businesses which receive accredited sponsor status will be exempt from the typical security and background checks undertaken as part of the visa application… Read More

Travellers Urged to Apply for Bridging Visas up to a Month in Advance

Travellers are being urged to apply for Bridging Visa B up to 3-4 weeks before travel, after the Department of Immigration recently confirmed that it will no longer accept face-to-face applications. According to a statement issued by the Department of Home Affairs, it is in the process of “transforming its online channel” to a self-serve… Read More