What is a Resident Return Visa (RRV)?

A Resident Return visa is a travel facility for: current Australian permanent residents some former Australian permanent residents some former Australian citizens. You will need a Resident Return visa if the travel facility on your current visa has expired (your first granted permanent visa has a 5 year travel facility) or is about to expire […]

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Condition 8602: Update for Temporary Visa Applicants

Condition 8602 – 18 November 2017 saw the introduction of a new visa condition that will be attached to most temporary visas This visa condition will apply to most temporary visa holders, most of whom are not eligible for Medicare. Many temporary visas have a requirement that the applicant hold suitable health insurance for grant […]

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Department of Immigration: Migration Program Report 2016-17

Skilled Stream The latest DIBP – Report on Migration program 2016-2017 has recently been released. Within the managed migration program the breakdown was: 123,567 places were delivered in the Skill stream; 56,220 places were delivered in the Family stream; and 421 places were delivered in the Special Eligibility stream. The Skill stream accounted for 67.3 […]

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“Yes” Vote Implications: Same Sex Marriage and Migration Law

A change of the Marriage Act will allow for full equality in Migration Law, and this will be a positive outcome for many migrants in same-sex relationships. Australians have voted Yes to same-sex marriage after 61.6 per cent of almost 13 million respondents backed the proposal. Australian Immigration will be affected by the ‘yes’ vote, […]

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Citizenship Residency Requirement

On 20 April 2017 the Australian Government announced that it would be strengthening the requirements to become an Australian citizen. Fortunately this was defeated in the Senate, and will not be in effect now, unless changes are made; however, it has also caused some uncertainty as to the direction the citizenship application will take in […]

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