“Are you going to do a last minute visa application before the changes effective 1 July? Make sure you are aware of this cut offs”

ImmiAccount  will be unavailable from the following times on 30 June 2017:

  • ·         9pm for New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania (Eastern Standard Time)
  • ·         8:30pm for South Australia and Northern Territory (Australian Central Standard Time)
  • ·         7pm for Western Australia (Western Standard Time)

Online Visitor Visa Applications for Indian Nationals

As part of the continued expansion of online access to Visitor Visas globally, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that all Indian passport holders will have the option to lodge Visitor visa applications online from July 1, 2017.

“The online application option will make applying for Visitor visas easier and more convenient for Indian visitors to Australia,” according to Mr. Alex Hawke, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Declaration of New Born Child for Filipinos in Australia

Are you a Filipino parent who gave birth while in Australia? Don’t forget to report the Birth of your child to the Philippine Embassy within 30 days.

The birth of a child born to any Filipino parent in Australia must be reported to the Philippine Embassy within 30 days after the date of birth.

Transfer of Temporary Visa Applications in New Zealand

Currently Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is experiencing a high demand for temporary visa applications received in New Zealand and has made an operational decision to distribute a number of applications across global footprint to ensure applications can be allocated and processed as quickly as possible by utilizing global processing capacity.

Reminder to all Employer Nominated - Permanent Residency Applicants

Changes will take effect from all applications lodged on and after July 1 2017

  1. English language requirement for all applicants will be raised to competent English (IELTS 6 each band) - with TRT and Direct Entry requirements to be consistent.
  2. the upper age limit for Direct Entry ENS and RSMS will be lowered to 45 years of age (previously 50)