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Back to School - When Will International Students Return to Australia?

Back to School - When Will International Students Return to Australia?

Since Australia closed its border in 2020 due to Covid, international students have been locked out of the country where they are enrolled to study.  This crisis is escalating as thousands of people’s lives are thrown into turmoil, and the Australian economy suffers from the loss of this lucrative industry.  As months turn into years, the growing frustration and resentment can be heard echoing through the internet as students, universities, and Australian businesses cry out for a return strategy.

In a speech given to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Federal Minister Alan Tudge said the country would not see a return of international students until 2022 but are students willing to wait until then?

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Partner Visa Update

Partner Visa Update

Living in a different country from your spouse or partner can be difficult, frustrating, and at times, very lonely.  So how can you reunite if one of you lives in Australia?

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Australia Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Global Talent Visa: GTI Visa Popularity 2021

Australia Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Global Talent Visa: GTI Visa Popularity 2021

The Global Talent Visa is the Australian Government’s latest passion project with the nation more enthusiastic than ever to attract high-value enterprises and talented individuals to its shores.  A new Taskforce has been created to locate and prioritise high talent individuals, and a new ministerial direction sets out which areas of expertise Australia is looking for.

 

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您需要知道的7大要素-澳洲188C投资移民签证

您需要知道的7大要素-澳洲188C投资移民签证

188C重大投资者签证, 又称为500万投资移民签证。如果您有能力投资,188C签证可能适合您。但是这个签证是如何运作的呢?本律所带您了解188C投资签证的7大要素。

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7 Things You Need to Know About Australia’s 188C SIV Significant Investor Visa

7 Things You Need to Know About Australia’s 188C SIV Significant Investor Visa

Choosing to move to Australia is a very exciting decision – congratulations!  Now the question is, which visa is right for you?  If you are able to invest, the 188C visa otherwise known as the Significant Investor visa (SIV) may be right for you.  But what is it and how does it work?

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New Zealand Travel Bubble – a visa solution for those barred by Section 48?

New Zealand Travel Bubble – a visa solution for those barred by Section 48?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Arden announced yesterday that travellers from Australia will be able to enter the country without mandatory quarantine starting 11:59pm on Sunday, April 18 New Zealand time.[i]

An exemption to travel restrictions, allowing people to leave Australia, will not be required for those travelling to New Zealand.[ii]

This bubble will effectively allow people to travel freely between Australia and New Zealand, subject to certain conditions.

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New Minister for Home Affairs: Karen Andrews MP

New Minister for Home Affairs: Karen Andrews MP

On 30 Mar 2021 the Hon Karen Andrews MP was appointed as new Minister for Home Affairs.[1]  This follows the previous Minister for Home Affairs the Hon Peter Dutton MP, being appointed as Minister for Defence the same day.[2]

The Hon Alex Hawke MP continues in his role Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

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Move to South Australia release occupation list and nomination requirements for 190 and 491 visas!

Move to South Australia release occupation list and nomination requirements for 190 and 491 visas!

Move to South Australia released one of the longest Occupations List for 491 and 190 visas.

Move to South Australia (Move to SA) released its Skilled Occupation List for 491 and 190 visas on 4 February 2021. The list is the longest among all the states; it covers 23 categories with hundreds of occupations.

Move to SA will started accepting application from Sat, 8 February 2021.

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Global Talent Visa 858 criteria becomes narrower: GTE Visa candidates with Bachelor with Honours and Masters Graduates effected

Global Talent Visa 858 criteria becomes narrower: GTE Visa candidates with Bachelor with Honours and Masters Graduates effected

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has updated their policies on 20 January 2021 so that Bachelor with Honours and Masters (both research and coursework) graduates are no longer eligible for invitation under the GTI program.

Prior to 20 January 2021, the Department’s policy had been that candidates with a Bachelor with Honours or a Masters from the last 3 years with high grades were considered “highly likely” to earn at or above the required threshold (the Fair Work High Income Threshold, currently $153,600). This is no longer the case.

While these qualifications no longer meet the requirements, candidates with those qualifications can still be invited if they are able to show through other evidence that they can attract the high salary.

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Second 485 visa – Regional Graduate 485 visa – recent changes to 485 visa

Second 485 visa – Regional Graduate 485 visa – recent changes to 485 visa

Some changes have been announced by the Minister Alan Tudge on 19 December 2020. These changes might bring relief to Graduate Subclass 485 Post Study Work Stream (PSW) visa holders and students who wish to apply for 485 visa but are stuck outside Australia due to Covid19 pandemic.

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