Monthly Archives: April 2020

What is Bridging Visa E? How can I get this visa?

What is Bridging Visa E? How can I get this visa? Bridging Visa E (Class WE) is one of several bridging visas which allows an unlawful non- citizen to remain lawful in Australia when they do not hold a substantive visa under certain circumstances. An unlawful non-citizen is a person who continues to stay in…
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Waiver of the ‘Continuous Employment’ Criteria for 491 / 190 Nominations in ACT

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) allows requests for waiver of the 'continuous employment' eligibility criteria for 491 / 190 Nominations for impacted applicants under the circumstances of travel ban, mandatory self-isolation requirement, business closures or reduced working hours in response to COVID-19. An applicant who is invited to apply for ACT 491 / 190 nomination may…
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ACT Invitation Round 36

Invitation date: 21 April 2020 ACT 190 Nomination - Invitations Issued: 171     All Matrix submitted: 95 to 70 points ACT 491 Nomination - No invitations were issued as there are sufficient 491 applications in the queue to meet the May 2020 monthly allocation of 491 nomination places. All matrix expire 6 months after…
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AUD $3 Million Relief Package to Temporary Visa Holders in Tasmania During COVID-19

Tasmanian Government brings relief to 26,000 temporary visa holders who are stuck in the state during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. State Premier, Peter Gutwein, has announced AUD $3 million package to support people who demonstrate immediate financial hardship. Temporary visa holders have been recognised to be contributing to the state's economy and it was “only fair”…
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BSMQ Extends Support to Migration Partners During COVID-19 Pandemic

BMSQ (Business and Skilled Migration Queensland) prioritises to support key migration partners during COVID-19 to maintain strong relationships and ensure that Queensland Queensland’s economic competitiveness in the global markets is primarily driven by migrant investment and business opportunities. Thus, BSMQ representatives have taken initiatives to provide updates to international stakeholders/ partners on the current investment…
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Restrictions for Australians to Leave from Australia During COVID-19

Restrictions for Australians to Leave from Australia During COVID-19 While temporary visa holders may still be able to leave Australia and go back to their home country where practical, the Government has imposed overseas travel restrictions on Australian citizens and permanent residents. Only if your travel falls under any of the below mentioned categories, you…
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Updated Online Form regarding COVID-19 Pandemic Event visa

Vide the Migration (LIN 20/122: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020 dated 3 April 2020, the Australian Government has added COVID-19 Pandemic as a new event for the Government Endorsed Event stream under the standard Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)…
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