January 2015 - Mygration
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Australian Government called on to protect Working Holiday Visa holders

The Australian Government is under pressure to put more measures in place to protect visitors to Australia who are working under the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417). The push for the review has come after it was revealed a Working Holiday Visa holder was being paid less than $1.35 per hour by a Tasmanian business…

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Australia welcomes it’s newest citizens

Australia Day is a day for all citizens and residents to celebrate the wonderful country that is Australia. It is also the day that many residents whom originally came to Australia on a Visa take the pledge to become an Australian citizen. On Australia Day 2015 there were 330 registered citizenship events held around the…

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Australian Government Reviews the Entertainment Visa

The Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visa (subclass 420) is currently under review by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Visa in question is a temporary visa issued to artists and entertainers whom are only visiting Australia for a short time for the sole purpose of providing entertainment and culture from overseas to the…

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Prime Minister reviews Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa 457

Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has acknowledged the need to streamline the process for applicants of the Temporary Skilled Visa subclass 457. The review has come amidst claims by businesses (in particular start-up businesses) involved in the scheme that the process is too rigid. Some of the proposed changes include: * Increasing the sponsorship approval period…

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Trans-Tasman Visa arrangement for Cricket lovers

‘Two countries – one visa’ is the big bold message stamped across the Department of Immigration’s website for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.  The ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup is the highlight of the cricket world calendar with the tournament being held once every four years. 2015 will see the proud partnership…

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Applying for a Family Visa to Australia

One of the most common questions asked of our migration agents is ‘How do we apply for a family visa to Australia?’ As with applying for any Visa to live in Australia, the answer is not straight forward. There are many factors which are considered when applying for an Australian Visa the first of which,…

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Department of Immigration Reviews Character testing for Australian Visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently reviewed and subsequently updated the Ministerial Direction for Character Decision-Making as of the 23rd of December 2014. So what does this mean if you are applying for a Visa to Australia? Anyone who wants to live, work, visit, invest or study in Australia through an Australian…

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Points Calculator for Australian Visa

When applying for a Visa to Australia, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection works on a points based system or ‘passed marks.’ Once you have determined the right type of Visa to apply for, it is imperative that you not only meet the required quota of points needed for that particular Visa but also…

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