March, 2013
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Fee Increases from 1 July 2013

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that they would be making changes to the fee structure for dependents that are included in the main applicant’s visa application. Up until the 30 June 2013, all dependents that are included in a visa application are not required to pay an additional charge for processing their […]

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Changes to all visa subclasses for short term visits to Australia

From the 23 March 2013 the Minister has announced that they will no longer be accepting applications for short stay visas for the following visa subclasses: Tourist visa (subclass 676) Sponsored family visitor visa (subclass 679) Business (short Stay) visa (Subclass 456) Sponsored business visitor (short stay) visa (subclass 459) Medical Treatment (short stay) visa […]

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DIAC tightening ‘the belt’ on employers visa compliance for the 457 Visa program

Due to the increased misuse of the 457 Temporary work visa programs, the department of immigration have issued a joint statement with the Fair work Ombudsman who will independently embark on strict monitoring processes for Employers who have sponsored employees under the 457 work visa scheme. There has been a significant increase in complaints about […]

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