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Changes to Temporary Graduate (485) visas

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke announced today that there will be changes in Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas to provide further support to international students affected by the pandemic. The changes will include the following: Temporary Graduate (485) visa holders who have been unable to travel to Australia …

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International Students, Skilled Workers and Prospective Marriage Visa Holders Back in Australia in December 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today that starting on 1 December 2021, holders of certain types of provisional visas including Student, Skilled, Working Holiday, Humanitarian and some Provisional Family visas are eligible to enter Australia provided they are fully vaccinated.  These eligible visa holders do not need a Travel Exemption to enter Australia.  They are, …

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Borders Reopen to Vaccinated Australians in November 2021

Australian borders will be open to fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents without the need for travel exemptions starting 1 November 2021, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  Quarantine rules for arriving Australians will however depend on the states and territories. The general rule allows fully vaccinated Australians to complete a 7-day home quarantine. …

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Changes to Australian Partner Visas in November 2021

Australia’s Migration Program has allocated 72,300 places for Partner visas for the period 2021-2022. This means more Partner visas will be granted to enable Australians to reunite with their spouses and partners, including those from overseas. However, the Australian Government announced last year that changes will be made in the Partner Visa Program starting November …

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Priority Occupations in Australia—Are You on the List?

The Department of Home Affairs has identified 44 occupations which are currently in demand in Australia. The Priority Migration Occupations List (PMSOL) which was originally released in September 2020 has been updated to fill Australia’s critical need for skilled workers and to support the country’s economic recovery from Covid-19. The 44 priority occupations are: Chief …

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