Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa

In April 2017 the Government announced that the 457 Visa was going to be abolished. This was implemented with the introduction of the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS) on Monday, 18 March 2018. The changes to Australia’s Temporary skilled visa programs that were introduced on 18 March 2018 are obviously of great interest and concern […]

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What is a Bridging Visa?

Bridging visas are part of migration law area that is commonly misunderstood. Very often you might not even realize that you have been given a bridging visa. I will explain all bridging visas focusing on the most popular ones. We will only discuss the 5 most commonly talked about. Bridging Visa A – The most […]

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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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