December 2014 - Mygration
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Update for South African Visa Applicants to Australia

The Australian High Commission in South Africa has released the following information relating to South African Visa holders and applicants who are planning on travelling over to Australia over the holiday season and summer months. Each year there is an extremely high volume of Visa applications submitted to the Visa and Immigration Office in Pretoria,…

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Are you applying for the right Australian Visa?

Applying for a Visa to Australia is a very involved process. There are many factors and personal circumstances which determine the correct Visa to apply for. To give you an idea of how many Visas there are available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection we have listed below just one quarter of the…

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Hola! Australia welcomes Spanish visitors

From late November the Australian Government announced that 500 eligible applicants from Spain will be be able to holiday in Australia for up to 12 months whilst studying or working short-term. The applicants for the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) must be between 18 and 31 years of age and have no dependent children.…

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Increase to Partner Visa Fee from January 2015

From the 1st of January 2015 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced there will be an increase of up to 50% to the application fees for Partner Visa Application Charge (VAC) subclasses. The increases that will be introduced from Janauary 1st 2015 include: Provisional and permanent partner visas –  $4,627.50 (currently $3,085.00)…

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Australian Government releases ‘Coming to Australia’ video

The Australian Government has released a fully comprehensive ‘introductory’ video for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection with information about applying for Visa’s for Australia. The video is available to view in several languages and gives an accurate insight on what’s involved and how to apply for the correct Visa to work, live or…

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Immigration office closures over Christmas

Christmas is almost here and Mygration would like to advise of the office closures taking place over the next few weeks during the holiday season. Mygration head office (Gold Coast): 23rd December 2016 – 9th January 2017 Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection:  25th December 2016, 26th December 2016, 1st January 2017. Australia Post services: 25th…

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Why do I need a migration agent?

Why do I need a migration agent? This is the question that many Visa applicants ask and the answer is very simple. You need a migration to ensure all of your Visa documents are lodged accurately and on time. A lot of applicants underestimate the amount of work that is involved when preparing and lodging…

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House of Parliament approves new amendment for a Character and General Visa Cancellation Bill

A unanimous vote was recently passed by both Houses of Parliament for new migration amendments allowing Visas to be cancelled on the grounds of character test provisions (Schedule 1) or general Visa cancellation powers (Schedule 2) under the current Migration Act. The government explained the purpose behind this amendment was to ‘strengthen powers to refuse…

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