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Custody issues – both parents need to consent to the child moving to Australia with one parent.

If you have a child from a past relationship, then the other parent needs to consent to the child coming to Australia. If they do… Read More

DIAC helps Engineers secure Visas to work in Queensland.

DIAC has revised its policy regarding the registration requirements for engineers in Queensland. The current policy requires Engineers to be registered with the Registered Professional… Read More

Tourism Visas relatively stable

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, visitor arrivals to Australia in the year to December 2011 were relatively stable compared to 2010, down only… Read More

Increase in working holiday visas due mainly to increased numbers from Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy and Japan.

There are currently over 130,000 holders of working holiday visas in Australia, 15,000 of which are on their second working holiday visas. This increase is… Read More

Migrants need to be careful when borrowing money – avoid “loan sharks”, and understand that there is legislation to protect you.

Predatory Lending Recent migrants to Australia often find it difficult to obtain traditional loans from banks and other financial institutions because they have no long… Read More

There are 20,500 special humanitarian visas waiting to be processed…yet only 10 places are to be granted between now and July.

…and the backlog is getting longer as the DIAC give priority to boat arrivals, over those who apply through the official channels. There is currently… Read More

International students are worth $30,000 per year to the economy, creating Australia’s third largest industry after mining and agriculture.

Study Gold Coast has released a report on the value of international students to the economy. The report opines that each international student is worth… Read More

New skills lists were released last week setting out which skilled workers the States will sponsor.

The State Sponsored skilled visa is a permanent residency visa, which receives priority processing. Applications are processed in 2 to 6 months whereas the… Read More

Digital Passports may be the future.

A Canadian citizen has been able to enter the US and return to his home country unopposed with a scanned copy of his passport stored… Read More

Australia reports an 8.7% increase in working holiday visas, and an 87% increase in visas granted to Irish citizens.

A DIAC report confirms that working holiday visas are on the rise, with an 8.3 per cent growth rate recorded over the year. Irish… Read More