3rd August 2020
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced that from 10 August 2020 New Zealand will charge fees for border exception Expressions of Interest (EOIs) as well as temporarily suspend visa applications from people outside of New Zealand.
28th July 2020
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have released a joint statement announcing an increased strategic partnership between Vietnam and New Zealand. This comes on the 45th anniversary of the two countries establishing a diplomatic relationship.
27th July 2020
NZ announces changes to better protect temporary visa holders who are vulnerable to workplace exploitation.
15th July 2020
INZ have made Changes to Essential Skills work visa system and updates to occupations treated as exceptions under the residence Skilled Migrant Category.
10th July 2020
If you’re the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident, you can apply to live in New Zealand permanently through a visa based on your partnership.
11th November 2019
Historically, Subclass 186 visa applicants applying under the Temporary Residence Transition stream were able to claim an exemption
16th September 2019
To apply for the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, an applicant’s salary must be at least NZD $79,560. This is a significant increase from the current NZD $55,000. Applicants with salaries under $79,560 after 7 October are recommended to apply for the Essential Skills Work Visa instead.
2nd September 2019
The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently discussed securing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during a recent visit to Vietnam in August 2019
27th August 2019
David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, has recently announced he will be placing a stronger focus on attracting migrants to regional areas.
18th August 2019
Recent changes to significant cost thresholds for migrant health requirements are likely to benefit permanent resident applicants who may otherwise have failed Australia’s stringent health screening program.
15th August 2019
Over the past 12 months, the Morrison Government has been trialing the Global Talent Scheme (GTS).
12th August 2019
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.
8th August 2019
Criticism surrounding partner visas has increased, with some suggesting that the visa should be re-evaluated following research by The Australian Population Research Institute, (TARPI) which suggests that migrants are using the partner visa as an attractive alternative to other visa types.
2nd August 2019
Victoria introduced new changes to the 188 business migration program on 22 July 2019.
29th July 2019
According to the Department of Home Affairs, reduced waiting time andd approvals bouble for Australian Citizenship applications
23rd July 2019
The Department of Home Affairs confirmed subclass 457 visa holders are now eligible to apply for permanent residency after 23 months, as opposed to the previous 24 month period.
28th June 2019
With the start of the new Financial Year upon us on 1 July 2019, the Department of Home Affairs has announced an increase in application fees of 5.4% for most types of visa.
1st May 2019
Most Australians applying for a visa for the USA will be required to hand over Social Media account usernames. (handles)
30th April 2019
Over 50 potential immigrants were found to have paid in some cases over $100,000 for fake companies to sponsor them in a failed attempt to obtain skilled work visas.
The Department has relaxed and broadened the conditions for holders of Subclass 417 and 462 WHM visas to allow them to assist in the bushfire recovery without breaching visa conditions.