Category Archive: Visas and Immigration

Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – 457 Visa

457 Temporary Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) applications were processed in under 5 months

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Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Partner Visas

Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 300 Prospective Marriage visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 309 Partner visa applications processed in under 13 months
75 per cent of 820 Partner visa applications processed in under 19 Months

Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

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Sep 26 2017

Visa Processing Times August 2017 – Working Holiday/Work and Holiday visa

Visa processing times for month ending ​31 August 2017

75 per cent of 417 Working Holiday visa applications processed in under 16 days
75 per cent of 462 Work and Holiday visa applications processed in under 36 days

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Sep 09 2017

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

Australian Migration Programme 2015-2016

There was a planning level of 190,000 places in the total permanent migration programme for 2015–16, and 189,770 places were allocated.
67.4% were Skilled Migrants and 30% were Family Visa Stream Migrants.

Aug 24 2017

Registered Relationships in South Australia

South Australian Couples, of either Sex, can Register a Relationship in their State

Couples can now register their relationship with Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) if at least one person in the relationship lives in South Australia. Couples may apply irrespective of their sex or gender identity.

Aug 24 2017

Dual Citizenship Political Crisis: Court Delays Hearing to October 2017

Court Hearing on the Dual Citizenship Political Crisis Deferred to October 2017

The hearing at Brisbane court in the Dual Citizenship cases for various Australian Politicians has been deferred to be heard in Canberra on October 10-12 2017.

Aug 24 2017

Migrating to Australia as a Same Sex Couple

Recognition of a Married Couple Status for Same Sex Couples

A same sex couple can apply to migrate to Australia as a couple and be treated as a couple, even without marriage. Australian Immigration has no issue with that.

Same sex couples are treated as couples in the same way that married couples are treated as couples.

Aug 20 2017

Cost of transferring from PMV 300 to Partner Visa 820/801

Cost of Transferring to Partner Visa 820/801 from PMV 300

The Current Fees at July 2017 for a Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) visa are $7,000 followed by $1,170 for the subsequent Partner (Subclass 820/801) visa application

Aug 16 2017

Labor MP’s who may be Dual Citizens

A few Labor Members of Parliament are being questioned over Possible Dual Citizenship problems.

The problems with Australian Members of Parliament, unknowingly or knowingly, holding dual citizenship is being delved into further with more possible MP’s being questioned about their current status.
The latest four to be asked about this are: Tony Zappia, born in Italy, with Italian Citizenship, Maria Vamvakinou born in Greece with Greek Citizenship, Justine Keay, born in Australia but with a British father and Susan Lamb, born in Australia but with British father.

Aug 14 2017

Is the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia a New Zealand Citizen

Barnaby Joyce is the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Barnaby Joyce was born on 17 April 1967, in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.
His father was a British Subject, born 1927 in New Zealand, and moving to Australia in 1947, as a British Subject, not a New Zealand citizen.

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