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  1. Visas and immigration
    Officials in Australia have been promising to make applying for visas and citizenship faster and more efficient but now it appears that people may have to wait longer. Cutbacks at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) means fewer staff working on visa and citizenship...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia is highlighting the contribution made by refugees who have made a new life in the country to mark World Refugee Day. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) says that Australia has history of resettling refugees and people in humanitarian need, and recognise the...
  3. Visas and immigration
    As the issue of immigration continues to be a point of discussion around the world, the head of Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has looked at how the country's mission has changed to cope with the 21st century. A year on from when the former immigration department...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Foreign citizens in Australia to look after youngsters under the age of 18 are being reminded that they must tell officials of any change of status. People with a Guardian visa (subclass 580) have certain conditions attached to their visa to ensure the nominated student has appropriate welfare...
  5. Visas and immigration
    People in Australia who have overstayed their visa or have a bridging visa are being encouraged to take advice to sort out their situation. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points out that it has a Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) which is free and works with...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Visa applicants will come under greater scrutiny in Australia with the announcement of a new risk assessment system to weed out undesirable or risky people. The new visa risk assessment capability will be created inside in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) with more...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia has made it easier to find out how to apply for citizenship. Following research and consultation changes have been made to the DIBP's citizenship pages on its website. "We've improved the navigation to make it easier to find what...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Airports around Australia have welcomed the decision to introduce fast track immigration services for those willing to pay a premium to avoid queues. The premium border security service is aimed at business travellers, wealthier passengers and those who can afford a fee for a faster immigration...
  9. General chit-chat and news
    People looking to work in Australia can get a quicker result by applying for a general skilled migration visa through the country's SkillSelect programme. This is an online service that manages Australia's skilled migration programme. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration programme is...
  10. International Travel
    People travelling to and from Australia's international airports face confusion in the coming days and weeks after a strike by immigration workers was called off due to security concerns. Members of the Community and Public Sector Union had been taking sporadic industrial action over a long...
  11. Visas and immigration
    A new world of mass mobility transient migration and cross border visitation is emerging and Australia aims to be at the forefront in dealing with new ways of operating visa programmes more efficiently, it is claimed. Government agencies will need to develop new modes of operating in this...
  12. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Control has warned that people arriving and leaving Australia face delays in the next week due to strike action by staff members. From Tuesday 22 March until 01 April there is likely to be problems at various international airports and cruise ship...
  13. International Travel
    Immigration and Border Protection staff in Australia have voted for another round of strike action at airports which will affect people arriving and leaving the country during the busy Easter period. Immigration services could also be disrupted at airports after member of the Community and...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Applying for a partner visa for Australia can be stressful because of the extra emotions involved but the country's department of immigration if offering tips on how to make it less stressful. Applications for Partner (Temporary) visas (subclass 820) and Partner (Provisional) visas (subclass...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been criticised for having a weak compliance process and failing to locate visa holders who overstay, work illegally or commit crimes. A report from the Australian National Audit Office has found faults in almost all aspects of the...
  16. International Travel
    People arriving in Australia face tougher and longer security checks and there has been a significant increase in the number of interventions Counter-Terrorism Units (CTU) are making at international airports in recent months. The Department of Immigration and Border Control (DIBP) said that...
  17. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia is celebrating its 70th anniversary, with the publication of a history of its challenges and aims since 1945. It was initially just called the Department of Immigration when it was established by Ben Chifley, Australia's...
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