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Category: General visa information

Temporary visa holders with these skills could be fast-tracked back into Australia

Nurses, doctors, and software engineers on temporary visas blocked from returning to Australia because of travel restrictions will have their exemptions fast-tracked under a new government plan. The federal government has announced a priority skill list to lure back temporary visa holders who have been stranded overseas by the coronavirus pandemic.  Nurses, doctors, construction managers …

Fears $150m missing as part of federal government visa program

In the recent collapse of the failed property group iProsperity, we see yet another example of fraud in the Significant Investor Visas (known as 188C vias) space. Here clients can buy their way into Australia for $5m (a paltry sum for many Chinese these days). There is insufficient oversight (no-one wants to upset the Chinese …

Australian visas: What’s changing from July 1 and impact on international students and skilled migrants

After a tumultuous year of immigration policy changes enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, international students, skilled migrants, partners and aged parents seeking to visit or to permanently migrate are heading into the next financial year facing an uncertain future “like never before.” General Skilled migration: All jurisdictions usually adjust their occupation lists to accommodate the …

The most common reasons for Australian permanent residency rejection

Every three minutes someone gains permanent residency in Australia but every year more than 40,000 are rejected. What are the top reasons for rejection?  Here are the most common reasons for refusal of Australian permanent residency Violating visa conditions: It may include a student who has worked too many hours, a student who does not …

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 …