Monday, 20 July 2020 descriptionMedia release Joint media release – Supporting international students to support Australian jobs The Morrison Government is making a number of changes to student visa arrangements to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. International students are extremely important to Australia and our economy, contributing $40 billion annually and supporting 250,000 jobs. Many also go on to become great Australian citizens. While the closure of our international borders has been critical to our success in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, and Australia has been a leader …read more
Have you become unlawful as a result of the recent ImmiAccount outages (17-19 July 2020)? Contact us for assistance.
Travel Restriction Exemption Portal Use this Portal if you are subject to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions and wish to travel to or out of Australia because you: 1. are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (being spouses, de facto partners, dependent children and legal guardians) 2. are a New Zealand citizen who is usually resident in Australia 3. have a compelling or compassionate reason to travel to Australia urgently, including critical skills and medical emergencies 4. believe you meet a departure travel restriction exemption. All requests should be submitted at least 4 weeks, but not more than 3 months, prior to …read more
Is the Australian Skilled Migration Program closed indefinitely? A response from the Department of Home Affairs The State and Territory nominated visa programs will play an important part in Australia’s economic recovery and continue to be a part of the Migration Program. The Australian Government is considering how best to shape the Migration Program into the future to drive economic growth and support job creation. Nominations will be made available to States and Territories in line with these considerations, in the following categories: Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190). Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491). Business Innovation and Investment Program. …read more
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