Compilation of Migration Regulations 1994

Compilation of Migration Regulation 1994 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021, Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021, and Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulations 2021 to reflect the relevant changes. Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021 reduces the number of…

Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021 dated 24 June 2021 [“the Regulations”] to reflect the changes in the citizenship fees for applications received by the Department on or after 01 July 2021 and updates the places…

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021 dated 24 June 2021 [“the Regulations”] amend the Migration Regulations 1994 and the Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 to make changes to the criteria and conditions of Business Innovation and Investment Program and working holiday maker visas. It also changes the citizenship fees for applications received…

Australian Citizenship (Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Amendment (LIN 20/247) Instrument 2020

Australian Citizenship (Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Amendment (LIN 20/247) Instrument 2020 dated 10 December 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends the Citizenship (LIN 20/084: Class of Persons Who May Receive a Pledge of Commitment) Instrument 2020 dated 12 August 2020 to include Governors of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia…

Government resumes Citizenship appointments

Federal Government resumes citizenship testing and interviews in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide which were earlier suspended due to restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Australia, the Councils are given a go-ahead to resume conducing the citizenship ceremonies in-person in accordance the public gathering limits put in place by…

Insights into Australian Citizenship

According to the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), more than 5 million people have become Australian citizens since the introduction of concept citizenship in Australia in 1949 vide the erstwhile Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 (Cth). There is no doubt that the idea of citizenship remains ‘fundamental to [one’s] national identity’ as the Department continued…