Migration Institute of Australia – Message of condolence and support to the New Zealand Community The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) abhors the act of senseless violence committed in Christchurch against members of the Muslim faith at their places of worship. The MIA offers this open expression of condolences to the families and friends of the many victims, as well as the community of Christchurch and the first responders and staff within the health system who have all had to deal with the aftermath from this unfortunate and tragic event. Immigration is the foundation of Australian and New Zealand societies …read more
LIN 19/051: Specification of occupations for subclasses 189, 190, 489 & 485 LIN 19/049: Specification of occupations for subclass 186 LIN 19/047: Specification of occupations for subclass 187 LIN 19/050: Specification of occupations for subclass 407
It is widely expected that the new 2 step partner visa process will come into force on 17 April 2019. The new requirements mean that the partner sponsorship must be approved, before the visa application can be lodged.
The new five year sponsored parent visa, the Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa, will be open for application on 17 April 2019. Parents will be able to stay for up to five years at a time without departing and the Department has announced that up to 15,000 per year will be granted. Charges Sponsorship application: $420 Visa application charge: $5,000 for 3 years duration, $10,000 for five years duration The visa application charge is payable in two instalments, with one payment at time of application and the remainder paid prior to visa grant. Other features include: No Balance of Family test will …read more