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14 09, 2018

23 countries where you can buy a second passport

By | 2018-09-14T03:01:42+10:00 September 14th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

According to the Second Citizenship Survey 2017 from CS Global Partners, a staggering 89% of people would like to own a second passport. Fortunately, a number of countries offer Citizenship by Investment (CIP) Program whereby one can actually buy a second passport with money or real estate investment and thereby enjoy the benefits of owning citizenship in that country. Similarly, there are also programs which offer "elite residency'. This allows for extended visas with added perks in exchange for similar [...]

27 07, 2018

Changes to State Nomination leave visa seekers in the lurch

By | 2018-07-27T01:54:15+10:00 July 27th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

Sources from sbs.com.au By: Shamsher Kainth 2 July 2018 In recent years, thousands of visa seekers have moved to Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory in the hopes of a relatively easier pathway to permanent residency. However, latest changes have sent these hopefuls scurrying for alternatives. Tasmania has increased work experience requirements from three months to six months before an applicant is sponsored for a provisional regional skilled visa (489) and skilled permanent nominated (190) visa. The ACT has closed [...]

27 07, 2018

Queensland bans interstate applicants

By | 2018-07-27T03:58:34+10:00 July 27th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

Sourced from sbs.com.au By: Shamsher Kainth 18 July 2018 Queensland has followed suit in the introduction of additional requirements for state nomination - banning interstate applicants. According to the updated policy, interstate applicants seeking state nomination from Queensland will have to move to Queensland and meet the work experience requirements in the state before submitting an expression of interest to Business and Migration Queensland. Additional changes include: Evidence of post-qualification full-time employment in their nominated occupation in the past six [...]

27 07, 2018

Citizenship minister floats stricter values test for migrants

By | 2018-07-27T01:19:55+10:00 July 27th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

Sourced from sbs.com.au By: Jame Elton-Pym 20th July 2018 The Turnbull government have claimed that too many migrants are granted permanent residency in Australia before they ever step foot in the country. Last year, the government's controversial citizenships reforms were blocked by the Senate. It would have introduced a tougher English exam and a new test on Australian values. Senior Coalition Ministers have promised another attempt at the reforms in 2018. Alan Tudge, citizenship minister, stated in a speech to [...]

27 07, 2018

Ten-year-old boy refused visa for not having ‘employment’

By | 2018-07-27T05:32:25+10:00 July 27th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

Sourced from sbs.com.au By: Shamsher Kainth 17 July 2018   A ten-year-old boy from India has been denied an Australian visa for the third time. Harmanpreet Singh applied for a visitor visa in order to visit his father and stepmother who live in Melbourne. The Department of Home Affairs, however, feel that he does not have "employment or financial incentive" to return to India. “I find that you have not demonstrated sufficiently strong financial, personal, employment or other commitments in [...]

17 07, 2018

Australia takes in 20,000 fewer permanent migrants after migration crackdown

By | 2018-07-17T06:30:43+10:00 July 17th, 2018|Australia Work Visa|

The number of permanent migrants to Australia has hit its lowest level in 11 years. According to the Department of Home Affairs, just under 163,000 people were approved for migration between July 1 2017 and June 30 2018 - a drop of 10 percent from the previous 12 months and the lowest in 10 years.  This is attributed to a crackdown on fraudulent claims and a 46% increase in visa refusals. "We are looking more closely at the applications that [...]