Good News for Employer Sponsored Permanent Visa applicants who have worked for their employers for 2 years ( TRT stream)

Immigration has released Legislative Instrument effective 1 July 2017 stating that it will keep the English testing exemptions for people who have completed at least five years of full-time study in a secondary and/or higher education institution where all of the tuition was delivered in English.

Age limit for Subclass 190 and 489 lowered from 1 July 2017

The MIA has confirmed with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that the age limit for Subclasses 190 and 489 will be lowered to 45 years of age on 1 July 2017.

“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.