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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys! Me and my husband lived in China prior to getting married here in Australia for a few months. China doesn't really have anything like joint bank statements, what they use is WeChat pay. I tried to download the statement of personal transactions through WeChat but it's only available to...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I just received a letter from immigration requesting for more information to further process my 801 visa, but I find this request really weird because my case officer asks me to provide: "Statutory Declarations/Affidavits from both your parents and your sponsor's parents attesting...
  3. Visas and immigration
    My fiancee has just been asked for a notary birth certificate for her PMV300 offshore application from China. Problem is, she's never had a Chinese birth certificate - only family book, ID card and passport, and knowing the intransigent Byzantine Chinese bureaucracy, she thinks that she will be...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The number of Chinese people moving to Australia is increasing with the latest population figures showing that there are now well over 500,000 residents born in the country. To mark the Chinese New Year, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there are 526,040 Australian...
  5. International Travel
    Australia continues to be popular with people from all over the world with the latest official figures showing that there were 8.8 million visitors in the 12 months to November 2017. This is an increase of 7.1% with those arriving for holidays leading the growth with number up by 7.3% over the...
  6. International Travel
    It is well known that the Chinese love Australia with places like Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef attracting more visitors from the country than ever before. But they also love Western Australia with new figures showing that China has overtaken the UK as the state's biggest international...
  7. International Travel
    The Chinse love affair with Australia continues with the latest figures showing that spending by Chinese visitors now exceeds $10 billion. That is a substantial amount of the record £41.2 billion spend by international visitors overall in Australia by more than eight million international...
  8. General chit-chat and news
    Relations between Australia and China have been going from strength to strength with easier access to visas and more people from the Asian country visiting than ever before. Now that has been boosted by trade links which will give businesses and entrepreneurs from both countries even more...
  9. International Travel
    The number of people visiting Australia continues to grow with most arriving for a holiday as 7.3% more took a vacation in the 12 months to September 2017 than in the previous year. Figures show that that in September alone there were 663,500 visitor arrivals, a rise of 2.6% compared to the...
  10. International Travel
    The number of visitors to Australia continues to rise with the country proving to be popular with people from China, Hong Kong and Malaysia, the latest official statistics show. But fewer people are visiting Australia from the UK and South Korea, according to the data which is published by the...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hello, My fiance is an American citizen, and we are currently applying for a partner visa. I am her sponsor. As part of this process, we must submit an overseas penal clearance certificate for all of the countries that she has lived in for more than 12 months. She worked in China, Baoshan...
  12. International Travel
    More Chinese people are visiting Australia for a holiday or short term stay than ever before and they look set to overtake New Zealand as the nation's biggest overseas visitor market by the end of the year. But overall the number of short term visitors is slowing. The latest data from the...
  13. Visas and immigration
    A dramatic increase in business migrants moving to the state of South Australia is creating jobs with most of the visas being granted to business people from China. The latest figures show that business migrant nominations doubled from 130 in 2013/2014 to 266 in 2015/2016 and in the 2016/2017...
  14. International Travel
    Australia is continuing to expand the number of visas that can be accessed online with China the latest country to be added to the facilities available on the web. More people than ever before are visiting Australia from China and the latest figures how that more than 840,000 visitor visa...
  15. International Travel
    Australia is proving to be even more popular with people from China with the latest data showing that they made a record number of visits to the country in 2016. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that short term trips from China have grown from 500 in 1976 to 1.2...
  16. International Travel
    More people are expected to visit Australia in the next few years for a holiday while those visiting family and friends are also expected to increase, but fewer from UK due to Brexit. The number of holidaymakers is expected to increase the most from Asian countries, led by China while...
  17. International Travel
    People travelling between Australia and China now have more choice with a series of new flights launched in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations. National Australian airline Qantas has added Beijing as a third destination in China. It already flies into Shanghai and Hong Kong with the...
  18. International Travel
    More people than ever from China are expected to visit Australia in 2017 and next year, overtaking New Zealand as the country's largest international tourism market, research suggests. China is expected to be the largest source of both inbound arrivals and inbound expenditure, contributing 43%...
  19. International Travel
    The number of people visiting Australia continued to grow throughout 2016 with the latest data showing there were 8.19 million international visitors for the year ending in November. Overall numbers increased by 11.3% year on year and there were more people from all the major Asia Pacific...
  20. International Travel
    More people are sampling Australia with the country's tourism industry growing three times faster than the rest of the economy, new figures show. It means that cities like Sydney and Melbourne, great outdoor locations like the barrier reef, beaches, mountains and the outback are appealing to...
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