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  1. New member introductions
    I have submitted EOI under Production and Plant engineer (233513) on 16th Jan.2018 with 65 Points. As I can check last invitation round was on 3rd Jan, 2018 and visa date of effect was 2nd Jan 2018. So my question is How soon I will get invitation with 65 Points Visa date of effect 2nd...
  2. Visas and immigration
    People moving to Australia for a new life would need to live and work with a provisional visa for a certain period of time and only then be eligible for a permanent visa under proposals being discussed by the Government. As part of its consultation on visa change, the Department of Immigration...
  3. 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...
  4. Visas and immigration
    G'day all, I was deported this march due to visa breach of my student visa subclass 573,arrived Melbourne in june 2014,the visa was gonna expire in august of this year but they cancelled it in feb which I wasn't aware about. However,I was and still in a relationship,We were thinking of getting...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi Friends, I am happy to inform you that I am coming to Australia by December with 489 visa with my family members. MY Question is that... What should I do immediate after arriving in Australia (such as with in one week)? Should I have to visit Department of Business (DOB) Office or DIBP...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. International Travel
    A new tax that would require backpackers from overseas to pay tax of up to 32.5 cents for every dollar earned is still likely to be introduced in Australia. Plans for the tax, which has been widely condemned, were announced last year but it was thought that an outcry against would see its...
  14. Visas and immigration
    International students planning to move to Australia to study are being reminded to make sure they get the right visa from the right source. They are being warned to be aware of people who are not registered migration agents offering to sort of their visa for a fee and being aware of the rules...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Australian officials are reminding people looking for work in the country that they should avoid and even report offers of a visa in return for payment and watch out for scams. A few months ago it became a criminal offence to ask for, receive or offer a benefit in return for visa sponsorship or...
  16. 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...
  17. Visas and immigration
    It looks unlikely that plans to allow businesses in Australia to employ specialist professionals from overseas without a temporary 457 visa will go ahead. The proposals was first muted in 2014 in a paper published by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) but not much has...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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