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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, The scenario is, my wife is in Australia on a student visa and lied on visa application that she is single/never married in the influence of her mother as we had a love marriage. Once she reached there, she re-married to me after some time. She sent the information to Immigration and...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Dear everyone at Oz Forum, Need your guidance about my following visa condition!:confused: Its very critical and urgent! Thanks already! :) Visa 485 (Temporary Graduate Visa) refused. As a result Section 48 applies (means I cannot apply for 485 again while I am Oz). :eek: The department...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi. I am a civil engineer and new to this forum. Done my bachelors in 2013. I want to know about Engineer Australia CDR system. If my assessment is not positive or they ask me to apply as civil engineer technician etc. as I have heard BS Civil engineers talking about this, what are my chances...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, - I have done B.tech in CSE, have experience of almost 3.6 years as a Software Engineer and positive skill assessment from ACS and scored 65 in each module of PTE, so I am eligible to claim 55 points. - I wanted to know which visa should I apply for - 190 visa or 489 visa as if I...
  5. Visas and immigration
    I am a Computer Science graduate with 6 years of experience. I want to immigrate to Australian under 189 Skill independent scheme. I took my PTE academic test this week and got 78,77,68,50 in Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking respectively. I needed minimum 65 in all four modules to get...
  6. Jobs and work
    Hi, I am a foreigner who managed to get a visa to work in Australia, and I decided to create a free pdf Ebook to help other people get a visa and find a job in Australia, like I did. My goal was to offer tips about how to find work there when you're a foreigner, how to write your resume and...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Dear All, I am planning to lodge visa application for Australia PR under 189/190 subclass. After some ground work, I estimated my points comes into 60 for 189 subclass and 65 for 190 subclass. I am very confused with the following questions related to my Skill review by ACS(Australian...
  8. Visas and immigration
    An artist is currently travelling across Australia sticking up thousands of posters featuring the faces of Australians from different origins and generations to highlight the issue of immigration. They include Monga Khan who was one of thousands of people who applied for exemptions to the White...
  9. Visas and immigration
    The number of student visa types available for international applicants studying in Australia will be reduced from eight to two as from July 2016. Under a series of changes announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) the new simplified international student visa...
  10. Visas and immigration
    A series of new initiatives in Australia are being put in place with the aim of making locations outside of capital cities more attractive to long term settlement. It is well known that overseas job seekers tend to want to live in the big cities like Sydney and Melbourne but the government is...
  11. International Travel
    Hungary has today become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other's nations under the Australian Government's work and holiday arrangements. Australian Immigration Minister Peter said it will encourage...
  12. Visas and immigration
    If Australia's reliance on temporary visa workers over traditional permanent migration is allowed to continue increasing at its current rate their numbers will swell to around two million by 2020, it is claimed. Instead Australia should return to a predominantly permanent migration model and...
  13. Visas and immigration
    People looking for jobs in Australia might find fewer opportunities in the coming months as the latest hiring intentions survey shows many have no plans to increase their workforce. The latest outlook survey covering the second quarter of 2015 from Manpower suggests that employer intentions...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government expects migrants to make up a smaller percentage of the population in coming decades. Its five yearly Inter-Generational Report (IGR) provides a snapshot of Australia in 2055, when the population is tipped to almost double from 24 million today to 40 million. The...
  15. Visas and immigration
    People arriving in Australia face tighter border protection measures as a result of concerns over recent terrorist attacks. Legislation has been introduced into the Federal Parliament to strengthen biometric checks to enable officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Newcomers and recent arrivals can forget how vast Australia is and unless they are in a large city can find it difficult to find immigration advice when they need. This can affect backpackers and holiday makers who may need to make changes to their visa or access further information or even...
  17. Visas and immigration
    A new online booking system is making it easier to access Australian immigration and other services in a language other than English, it has been announced. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that the new TIS Online system developed by the Translating...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Proposed changes to immigration and citizenship rules in Australia in the aftermath of terrorist concerns should not be rushed, according to migrant and community groups. Some changes proposed recently in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's national security speech have been described as unnecessary...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Questions are being raised about the visa activities of some of Australia's biggest infrastructure and mining players amid a probe into working visas. The latest investigation centres around allegations that Irish workers have fraudulently obtained 457 visas to work on key national projects...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Australian trade unions are calling for a Senate Inquiry into the skilled migration visa system in response to proposals to revamp the programme. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been considering relaxing entry requirements for overseas workers, including the...
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