Category Archive: Visas and Immigration

Dec 12 2017

Asylum seekers entering Australia without a visa

Entering Australia, without a Visa, seeking Asylum.

Anyone who attempts to reach Australia illegally by boat will be turned back or returned to their home country.

People who are considering resettlement in Australia should remember that there is a legal way to come to Australia. If you try to come to Australia illegally you will never make Australia home.

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Dec 12 2017

Australian Citizenship by Birth

Australian Citizenship by Birth

Children born in Australia automatically acquire Australian citizenship if at least one parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child’s birth.

Children born in Australia where neither parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, at the time of the child’s birth, are NOT normally eligible for Australian Citizenship.

Australian Citizenship by Descent

An application for Australian citizenship by descent can be made for a child who is born outside Australia, and at least one of the parents had been an Australian citizen at the time of birth.

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Nov 20 2017

Australian Visitor Visa Statistics 2015-2016

Australian Visitor Visas Lodged, Granted and Not Granted (including refused) in 2015-2016

An average of 3% of all Australian Visitor Visas were refused or not granted during the 12 months ended 30 June 2016, but this varied a lot by type of visa in the Visitor Class.

It also varied a lot based on the country of origin, with Lebanon and Pakistan being very noticeable with low grant rates.

Out of 4.9 million Visitor Visa Applications in the 2015-16 year, 148,036 were not granted.

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Nov 18 2017

18 Nov 2017: Important Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options

Important: All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY

From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged ONLINE through an ImmiAccount…

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

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

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

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.

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