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VISA FEES GO UP ON 1st JULY!!!

REMEMBER! All visa fees go up on 1st July. If you are thinking of lodging any type of visa this year – contact the TranQuill team TODAY to ensure you don’t miss out. Save $$$ by calling us on 02 6140 5311. Share this with all your friends or family who may be considering applying …

Can the government just ‘clear the outrageous backlog of partner visas’?

It has been suggested that in order to kick-start migration in the wake of the COVID-19 disaster, a solution could be for the government to clear the outrageous backlog of spouse and partner visa applications. A Labor MP has called on the government to issue tens of thousands more spouse and partner visas as a …

How refugees succeed in visa reviews

How do refugees succeed in visa reviews? What are the best chances of success? It has now been shown to be true that asylum seekers with legal representation are seven times more likely to succeed before the government tribunal tasked with reviewing refugee cases than those who represent themselves. Thanks to the excellent news source …

Illegal migrants hardest hit by the coronavirus – and this fact could affect the rest of the population

There are believed to be tens of thousands of unlawful migrants in Australia. Often hesitant to seek medical care due to fears of deportation, and living together in overcrowded accommodation, those supporting them say they are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tens of thousands of unlawful migrants in Australia are at risk of destitution …

India suspends foreigners’ visas until 3rd May

Despite Australia seemingly getting to grips with the coronavirus curve and less and less cases being recorded, it is not quite the same in other parts of the world unfortunately. This is true in India, where the Government has suspended all existing visas granted to foreigners and all incoming passenger traffic into India through Immigration …

Covid-19 UPDATE – ALL TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS MUST READ THIS!

A new government initiative specifies and includes the Covid-19 Pandemic as an event for the purposes of an application for a Subclass 408 visa, under the type “Australian Government Endorsed Events”.This legislative change provides a pathway for eligible applicants to remain lawfully in Australia during the crisis.For more information read here then do the usual …

Latest COVID-19 visa changes for temporary visa holders: Now who can stay and who can’t

Are you a temporary visa holder about to be affected by this latest news from the government? We’d love to hear your story if so and how this is going to affect you and your work/studies here in Australia. The Australian government today announced a slew of measures for major classes of temporary visa holders, …

Temporary visa holders in Australia allowed to access superannuation as coronavirus support

The Australian government says temporary visa holders with work rights are being given access to draw from their superannuation to help them deal with the coronavirus economic impacts. The Morrison government says temporary visa holders with work rights – including international students – will be allowed to draw on their superannuation funds to help them …

Will Australia adopt Portugal’s pioneering approach to supporting migrants?

Currently there are loud calls for the government to follow Portugal and treat migrants as residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Will they? Australia is being called on to closely consider Portugal’s approach to supporting migrants during the coronavirus outbreak. The European nation has decided migrants will be treated as permanent residents until at least 1 July to …

Is your visa expiring but you want to stay longer in Australia?

Is your visa about to expire? Do you want to stay longer in Australia? Do you realise you must apply for a new visa if you want to remain here? If you go ‘unlawful’ and over stay your visa there are serious long-term implications. But at the same time you cannot apply for a new …