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1st July is here – what changes can we expect to immigration?

We have reached that time of the year where things can be shaken up in the world of immigration. 1st July always holds some changes and this year is no exception. The major changes, in short, are outlined below. We at TranQuill Legal know just how confusing all these changes can be and how they …

Indian population increases 30% in just 2 years

After England and China, India ranks third on the list of residents born overseas according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Indian population in Australia has exponentially grown in the last two years according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS’s preliminary estimates suggest there …

Visa Application Fee increase from July 2019

The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications (SC600 Visitor visas are not affected) lodged on or after 1 July 2019. Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are outlined below (note these are the application fees only): Visa Type Current Fee …

What is the health requirement for Australian visa applicants?

It affects nearly everyone with a disability or illness applying for an Australian visa, it’s been around for decades and has been labelled as discriminatory and ‘ableist’ – but many people have no idea that the immigration health requirement even exists. A number of high profile cases, which saw families fighting deportation after failing the requirement due …

Partner visa backlog continues

Former Immigration Department Deputy Secretary, Abul Rizvi, has reported in an article published in The Independent that Peter Dutton cut down on the number of partner visas available. This action has created a backlog of 80,000 applicants. At end June 2018, the Government had allowed a backlog of over 80,000 “Partner visa” applications to build up. …

May Madness – 20% off Initial Consultation Fees

May can be a bit of a depressing month in Canberra. Thinking of bringing your family out to Australia to join you so you can share the frosty mornings and dark days with loved ones?!. Or perhaps you love winter and want to move here permanently? Why not get the ball rolling with a fantastic …

Australians support immigration says poll

According to a recent poll undertaken by Essential Media commissioned by SBS, a slight majority of Australian voters believe immigration has made Australia a better place. The poll found 51 per cent of respondents thought immigration was “generally positive” for the country, 35 per cent believed it was “generally negative” and 14 per cent were …

Christchurch attack survivors to be offered New Zealand residency

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Adern doesn’t hesitate when it comes to making commitments to her nation. The way she addresses these issues is unlike many other leaders in this current age and this new bold offering is no different. According to SBS News, the New Zealand PM has offered permanent residency to all those caught …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 1 (partner visas)

There are a lot of changes afoot in the world of Australian Immigration Law. 2019 will be a busy year. Over the next few posts we will highlight some of the changes that are likely to occur and how they may affect you: Starting with the partner visa – we have previously talked about the …