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COVID concessions for Australian visas

Since 19 September 2020, a number of concessions have been available for certain visa holders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Department have announced further concessions where COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly in relation to applicants for family visas who are currently in Australia. Partners and Child visas - Onshore grants from 27 February 2021 Changes…
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February 13, 2021
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How do I apply for a fast tracked tech talent / global talent visa? (updated: 11 February 2021)

On 4 November 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency. This program is another layer of the “Global Talent” initiative that the Department of Home Affairs (Department) have rolled out to support innovation in Australia, which joins the recently renamed…
Jordan Tew
February 11, 2021
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What were the 14 November 2020 changes to the Distinguished Talent visa?

The Distinguished Talent visa aims to attract individuals who have an “internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement” in either a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research. The Distinguished Talent visa previously held two visa subclasses - the offshore Subclass 124 visa, and the onshore Subclass 858 visa application.  You can read more about this visa here.…
Jordan Tew
January 20, 2021
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Common Mistakes made by Global Talent Independent (GTI) applicants

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is one of the most in demand at the moment, due to the simplified visa process and priority processing that it receives. You can read more about this program here. Having spoken to hundreds of prospective applicants and assisted numerous individuals through both the Expression of Interest (EOI) and the visa application itself, the…
Jordan Tew
January 20, 2021
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Australian government announces new changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program

In line with an overarching goal to use Australia’s migration program to maximise economic value to Australia, on 17 December 2020 Acting Minister Tudge announced changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) to come into effect from 1 July 2021. In 2019-20, 6,862 visa places were allocated to the BIIP, representing 6.3% of the skill stream of the…
Mihan Hannan
December 18, 2020
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What’s the status of children born to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or temporary visa holders? (updated 16 Dec 2020)

What happens when an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or temporary visa holder has a baby? The immigration status of the child can differ depending on where the child is born. Children born in Australia Where at least one parent is an Australian citizen Under s 12 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) (Citizenship Act), a child born in Australia…
Mihan Hannan
December 16, 2020

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