Monthly Archives: March 2020

Migration (LIN 20/101: Arrangements for certain visa applications) Amendment Instrument 2020. Commences on 14 March 2020 Amends LIN 19/209 and LIN 19/211.

Migration (LIN 19/209: Arrangements for Certain Skilled and Temporary Graduate Visa Applications) Instrument 20199 (F2019LO1401) Migration (LIN 19/211: Arrangements for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Applications) Instrument 2019 (F2019LO1449) LIN 19/209 operates to specify the approved form and the place and manner in which applications must be lodged for certain skilled and temporary graduate…
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Amendments to Subclass 600 and 870 visas.

Migration Regulations Schedule 2 of the Migration Amendment (Subclass 600 and 870 Visas) Regulations 2019 [F2019LO1653] amendments from 29 February 2020. Schedule 8 clause 8609 has been inserted. These changes apply to visa applications made on or after 29 February 2020 [Schedule 13 Part 88 Clause 8802]. This condition will remove the need to provide…
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Changes to the Migration Advice Industry

Minister Jason Wood attended the 2020 Immigration Law Conference on 06 March in his capacity as Assistant Minister overseeing the migration advice industry. The move to deregulate the migration advice industry has moved closer with the passing of The Regulation of Migration Agents Bill and the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge)…
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Aboriginal Australians require a valid visa to enter Australia

The Department of Home Affairs has advised that any non-citizen who does not hold a valid visa and plans to enter Australia based on the claim they are an Aboriginal Australian must provide evidence to support their claim prior to travel. Aboriginal Australians must satisfy the following requirements and send their evidence to indigenous.australians@homeaffairs.gov.au –…
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Migration Health Requirements and the Welcoming Disability Campaign

Under present migration regulations in Australia most visa applicants need to satisfy the health requirements that they do not have chronic medical conditions or disabilities needing health care or community services which will cost more than $49,000 over 10 years. The Welcoming Disability Campaign formally launched on Thursday has requested the government to implement the…
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