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Visa Extensions for Hong Kong Citizens in Australia Announced

Amidst China’s crackdown on rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, 5-year visa extensions have been proposed for Hongkongers that are temporary residents in Australia. In a press conference, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the government will be adjusting policy to enable Hong Kong citizens who are currently in Australia on temporary visas to […]

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I’m overseas and want to Travel to Australia during COVID-19

If you are not a permanent visa holder, you must comply with current travel restrictions. Travel restriction exemption If you think you have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia, you can apply for an exemption to the travel restriction. Do not travel to Australia until DHA confirm that you can. If you […]

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I’m in Australia and want to stay longer during the COVID-19

If you are a temporary visa holder in Australia and have not been able to depart Australia as planned, you should apply for a new visa before your current visa expires. Please note there are limited visa options available if you are already in Australia. You may consider applying to remain in Australia as a […]

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I was on an Employer Sponsored Visa. I quit my job. What now?

What Happens Now You could choose to fly back to your original country You could look for another employer You could potentially look at Skilled Migration - this may have to be done offshore, this is a route to PR You could be sponsored by a partner or spouse if you have an Australian partner […]

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Joint statement with the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister - Hong Kong

This article is a Media Release from the Ministers for the Department of Home Affairs website by The Hon Alan Tudge MP. Source: Australia and Hong Kong have always shared a close relationship. Our people-to-people links include close family connections, business ties and shared values. Australia is a favoured destination for people from Hong […]

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What to do when my student visa ends?

I have finished studies here in Australia and my student visa is ending soon. I would like to extend my stay in Australia. What can I do? Apply for Temporary Graduate Visa - allows you to work for 2 years in your relevant field given that you have an employer Apply for a Temporary Work […]

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Coronavirus Visa Lets You Stay and Work in Australia

The Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) - the “Subclass 408 COVID-19 Visa” The Subclass 408 COVID-19 Visa allows eligible applicants to stay and work in Australia with minimal requirements. The Australian Government introduced this unprecedented and extraordinarily generous visa to deal with the coronavirus global pandemic. Snapshot of […]

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Coronavirus and Visa Changes to Temporary Visa Holders

Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has released a statement regarding the Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders on 04 April 2020. Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders The Government is making a number of changes to temporary visa holder arrangements during the coronavirus crisis in order to protect […]

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New Skilled Regional Visas

In an attempt to reduce the congestion in capital cities of Australia, the Department of Home Affairs announced two new skilled regional visas that require skilled workers to live and work in regional Australia for at least three years before being eligible to apply for permanent residency. The new skilled regional visas which will commence […]

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Skilled Occupation List Update (as of 11 March 2019)

Updated: 27 September 2019 The Department of Home Affairs released an updated Skilled Occupation List last 11 March 2019. We have summarised the occupation list per subclass below. Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482) Legislation Instrument: LIN 19/048 Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, Short-Term Skilled Occupation List & Regional Occupation List Occupation ANZSCO Code […]

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