Delays with release of the New Temporary Parent Visa

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection originally announced that the new five-year Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa would be introduced in November 2017.

Do you know someone who met the love of their life overseas?

by Elaine Nunez-Caguioa

Australians can sponsor their fiancé, de facto partner or spouse using the partner visa- but it can be quite expensive.

Immigration application fee alone is around 7,000 which is among the most expensive in the world. "It's been labelled- the 'love tax', because it is a fee that people are willing to pay to be with their partner.

Sigh of Relief for Australian Migrants as Citizenship Bill of 2017 struck down today before Parliament

"This is a great victory for every person who wants to pledge allegiance to this country and make a commitment to Australia."


          These were the exact words spoken by Anthony Stephen Burke, a Labor member of the House of Representative in the Australian Parliament as Senate rejects the Citizenship Bill today giving the migrants a sigh of relief and happiness. It can be recalled last April 20, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced the reforms the government is trying to impose in obtaining Australian citizenship. The proposed bill was an amendment to Australian Citizenship Act of 2007 that sparked many concerns not only for existing migrants but also for most political and labor groups. Labor and the Greens strongly opposed the bill while Nick Xenophon Team already advised that it will not support the bill in its current form. 


Important Reminder: Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMA) must apply for a visa before 1 October 2017

In line with the Minister’s announcement On 21 May 2017, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs) who arrived between 13 August 2012 and 1 January 2014 must lodge their Temporary Protection visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) application before 1 October 2017.