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  1. 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...
  2. Housing
    The Chinese are the highest number of foreign national investing in property in Australia, new data shows, despite higher fees for overseas buyers. Residential and commercial property at 31.2% and 18.6% respectively, represented 49.8% of all proposed foreign investment in 2014/2015. Overall...
  3. International Travel
    The introduction of online visa applications for Chinese people in Mandarin is being hailed as a positive step and one that is likely to result in an increase in visitors for both work and leisure. It is the first time that applications will be able to take place in a language other than...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The Chinese are leading the list of foreign property investors in Australia with strong demand for real estate also coming from the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. Foreigners buying real estate is a controversial subject in Australia with concerns being voiced that in the residential...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Australia to make changes to visa applications for Chinese people in a bid to entice more of them to visit the country for pleasure and business and to study. Under plans being drawn up the number of visa categories could be reduced from eight to two to make it easier for Chinese students to...
  6. Visas and immigration
    More students from around the world than ever before are choosing to study in Australia with numbers up 10% in 2015 compared to the previous year. The latest official figures show that almost half a million international students from nearly two hundred countries attended higher education...
  7. Jobs and work
    Hi, I'm a Singaporean currently studying at the University of Melbourne. Offering basic chinese lessons for basic beginners. I am able to write and read chinese and english fluently. I'm open to having group and individual lessons. Please email me at [email protected] for enquiries.
  8. Visas and immigration
    It seems that the Chinese love affair with Australia is blossoming with the latest figures from the Department of Immigration showing that they are among the top three applicants for 457 visas. Indeed, Indian, British and Chinese workers are queuing for jobs in Australia, with overall...
  9. International Travel
    Cairns has always been a popular destination in Australia, especially for those visiting the Great Barrier Reef and now it has become one of the must-see places for Chinese travellers. High spending Chinese tourists have named the north Queensland city as their third top destination after...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hello Everyone! Firstly, I would like to apologise if this topic has been raised before. I tried to search the forums but since it is a Google custom search and I live in China it didn't work for me so I couldn't check if this topic has been answered. I am an Australia citizen who has been...
  11. Business and investment
    The main reason for Chinese people investing in Australia is profitability, according to a new survey that is released at a time when more visas are being made available to high-earning Chinese business people. The search for profitable investments outranked the need to secure resources or...
  12. Visas and immigration
    The Significant Investor visa is becoming more popular as the preferred option for high net worth individuals to gain residency in Australia. The latest statistics issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) show that 343 visas were granted, representing inbound...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, sorry to have a first post asking for help, I'm sure I'm not the first on a board like this but I know it's normally a bit naughty. So, apologies for that, but I haven't had any luck finding an answer to my quite specific questions, and the immigration website isn't great for...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi folks, I have some questions regarding my wife's visa. We have been married for almost 21 months and have a daughter. Our daughter has her Aussie citizenship and hopefully will have her passport in the next few weeks. We are now working on my wife's 309 / 100 visa and hopefully can get it...
  15. Visas and immigration
    For the first time in its 223 year history, Australia has accepted more Chinese than British immigrants as the nation strengthens ties to the world's fastest growing major economy. Some 29,547 migrants from China, 17.5% of the total migration programme, arrived in Australia in the year to June...
  16. Visas and immigration
    There are over 300,000 people on a secret immigration watch list compiled in Australia with Chinese and Indians the most dominant nationalities, the latest data shows. The Movement Alert List is compiled by intelligence, law enforcement and other government agencies to keep the nation safe and...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I'm an Aussie trying to get back to Australia with my Chinese wife. We have been married just over 6 months. We are applying for a tourist visa for her and later a spouse visa. I graduated last year, and have just been doing a bit of private English teaching in China over the last 6...
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