Author: Abhijit Kapuria

Flexibility after seeing strong demand for temporary migrant visas

International Student Arrival Numbers I am pleased to welcome the arrival in Australia of more than 43,000 International Students since the Government announced that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can enter Australia, including Skilled and Student cohorts, as well as Humanitarian, Working Holiday Maker and certain family visa holders. There are currently more than 150,000 International Student […]

COVID-19 concessions for offshore temporary graduate visa holders

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who have been unable to travel to Australia as a result of COVID-19 international border restrictions will be able to apply for a replacement visa. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke said this would allow current and former Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders […]

NSW has opened January submissions for Skilled Work Regional visa

New South Wales (NSW) has just opened January submissions for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491). Students and skilled workers who are eligible can submit a registration of interest (ROI) until January 31, 2022. The next submission window will open in March. Skilled migrants will get the opportunity to live, work and study in […]

Indian students will soon be allowed to enter Australia

On Friday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in Melbourne that international students and travelers from India will soon be allowed to enter the country. “You know, we’re looking forward to Indian students coming back to Australia, Alan. Not too long now, not too long now. We’ve recognized, of course, the many Indian manufactured vaccines […]

Skilled workers living in Queensland

Features Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) – This visa is for onshore skilled workers and Queensland Ph.D. graduates who wish to live and work in Queensland permanently. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – This visa allows nominated skilled workers to live and work in regional Queensland for 5 years and is a pathway to […]

Further steps to support Australians to travel abroad

Australians can now prepare for safe overseas travel when borders progressively re-open from 1 November. As per the latest update, the Australian Government took further steps to support Australians to travel abroad. The Australian Government reinstated country-specific travel advice levels for 177 destinations. The updated country-specific travel advice will allow Australians planning to assess risks, […]

Skilled Migration Program Designed to Attract Migrants

The General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) is meant to attract skilled workers to critical occupations who are ­­willing to migrate to Australia. These trained workers improve the country’s workforce. At an equivalent time, they meet the changing needs of companies in their states and territories. Every year, all immigration jurisdictions receive quotas from the government. […]

Increased flexibility for Australian citizenship applicants

Today the Government has announced changes in Australia Migration System. The changes will streamline the pathway to Australian Citizenship for some of our most talented prospective Australians. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP, has introduced additional flexibility to recognize the unique difficulties faced by some of our most distinguished […]

New 2021 Australian Resident Visa

On 30 September 2021, the Government announced a new one-off residence visa pathway for some temporary work visa holders currently in New Zealand. Some critical purpose visa holders arriving in New Zealand between 30 September 2021 and 31 July 2022 on long-term visas may also be eligible for this new visa. Partners and dependents can […]

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