20th November 2020
Everyone has an immigration story and we’re looking for inspirational immigration stories so we can help someone achieve their dreams of making Australia their home with a completely free visa process.
18th November 2020
If you are seeking an opportunity to integrate both your commercial and lifestyle interests, Australia or New Zealand could be right for you. They both offer an attractive balance between investment opportunities, expansive lifestyle and recreation choices in landscapes unique to both countries.
10th November 2020
Working in the immigration industry during a global pandemic has been a challenge like no other, so looking after our team's health and wellbeing has never been more important.
9th November 2020
The Department of Home Affairs has launched a new Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) App for holders of passports from eight countries.
9th November 2020
The South Australia State Government has officially announced that BIIP is now open to accept applications for the Significant Investor visa (188C) prior to completion of Intention to Apply.
4th November 2020
The ATO will be acquiring data from the Department of Home affairs for the financial years of 2020-21 to 2022-23.
28th October 2020
PTE testing centres begin to reopen after the Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.
27th October 2020
Find out exactly how difficult is it to be granted a travel exemption right now, who needs to apply for one and what evidence you need to supply to be approved.
7th October 2020
The Federal Government has made its budget announcement and with Australia’s net overseas migration forecast to see a loss of 72,000 people for 2020-21 and focus on business and innovation immigration streams.
6th October 2020
The new Legislative Instrument (LIN20/156) amends LIN 18/036 to include an additional requirement for the manner in which labour market testing is undertaken.
21st September 2020
From late September sponsors will be able to advise The Department of Home Affairs of temporary changes to employment arrangements for 457, TSS & SESR visa holders resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
16th September 2020
Since the borders closed in March, Australia has seen more than a 30% drop in the number of Temporary Skill Shortage visas being granted, but some occupations are still in demand and receiving visas. Find out which skilled migration occupations are in the top list for visa approvals.
14th September 2020
A couple of months ago, the Chinese government surprised the world with a new security law that gives it extensive powers over Hong Kong. For that reason, many Hongkongers are considering moving abroad. As a result, Australia has decided to grant special visa arrangements and extensive benefits to them to migrate permanently
10th September 2020
Each State and Territory have been allocated limited nomination allocations until the Federal Budget is realeased on 6 October 2020.
8th September 2020
Victoria’s 2020-21 business and investor visa nomination program (subclass 188 and 132) will open from Tuesday, 8 September 2020 until 5pm AEST Monday, 21 September 2020.
7th September 2020
COVID-19 has complicated the immigration landscape but there are still a number of immigration pathways open to those through investing in businesses or innovation opportunities in both countries.
4th September 2020
The Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) program is part of the Government’s Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce which aims to attract the brightest and best to help create a more prosperous Australia.
4th September 2020
The Australian has announced the Government is planning to offer tax incentives for big international businesses who make the move to Australia in the hope of enticing more high-net worth global talent to Australia.
3rd September 2020
A new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List has been announced and includes 17 occupations that will permit applicants in these occupations to apply for visas to enter Australia to assist in the country’s COVID-19 recovery.
26th August 2020
With the new-norm for international travellers of 14 days of mandatory quarantine, we would like to give you a few tips for surviving quarantine from people who we’ve helped acquire visas during this time and who have unfortunately had to go through the mandatory quarantine.
18th August 2020
Due to the large volume of travel exemption applications and very few approvals being granted, we expect Australia to follow in New Zealand's steps and introduce travel exemption application fees.
7th August 2020
Absolute Immigration was pleased to host a panel of international students from a range of Melbourne institutions to provide their insight and opinion on the impacts of COVID-19 on their lives.
6th August 2020
The Victorian Government announces Worker Support payments of $1,500.
31st July 2020
Recently the Department of Home Affairs has been performing extra checks on 186 Sponsor companies to confirm applicant positions are genuine and available. Find out how you ensure you meet the Department's requirements.
30th July 2020
Differentiating between scams and genuine contact from the Department of Home Affairs or any other Government body can be difficult but there are a few tips to remember that may help you identify a possible scam.
23rd July 2020
How to pay, when to pay and how much to pay from the JobKeeper payment for your eligible employees.
21st July 2020
As the situation in Hong Kong continues to escalate we expect to see more people looking to relocate and in response to this, the Government has announced a number of special visa measure for students, temporary graduates and skilled workers form Hong Kong who want to live, work and study in Australia.
21st July 2020
The Australian Government has now taken steps to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as Australia looks beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
10th July 2020
We’ve looked at some of the key differences between temporary and permanent visas and the impact these have on the rights and entitlements of visa holders.
6th July 2020
With the Australian budget being deferred until 4 October as a result of COVID-19 there are a number of implications this will have on migration and the Department of Home Affairs.
2nd July 2020
The subclass 820 visa is a temporary visa that allows the applicant to live in Australia with their partner or spouse who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
26th June 2020
The 186 visa allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia permanently given that they are nominated by their employer.
25th June 2020
Today Immigration Minister David Coleman will announce a Global Talent Independent Program, a new high-skilled migration scheme aimed at attracting the world’s brightest minds.
23rd June 2020
The Regional Migration Scheme (RMS) visa allows the holder to be sponsored by their employer in regional Australia to work and live permanently in Australia.
22nd June 2020
A Student Visa allows the holder to study in Australia for up to five years (depending on the length of their course of study).
9th June 2020
The Temporary Skills Shortage 482 visa allows the visa holder to live and work for their sponsor for two to four years to fill a position that the sponsor cannot find a suitably qualified Australian to fill.
1st June 2020
While each visa and occupation requires different conditions to be met when obtaining a skills assessment, there are some general steps you can take to ensure you are meeting all requirements.
25th March 2020
The Department is continuing to process Australian citizenship applications so we would suggest that during this time you prepare everything you need and lodge as normal. Absolute Immigration are always here to help with any questions you have or support throughout the application process.
18th March 2020
Download the Permission to Check Immigration Status Letter required when undertaking a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check.
31st July 2019
The Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program was first introduced in 2012 and since its inception, over 2000 applicants have been granted a provisional 188 “C” visa.
With over 50 years of experience in the immigration industry, here are my top tips for someone considering lodging an Australian partner visa.