Information on Safe Haven Enterprise visa pathway and self-assessment tool

The Department of Home Affairs vide their email dated 12 August 2021 with subject line“Safe Haven Enterprise visa information update and self-assessment tool” has informed all Registered Migration Agents about the updated information about Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV)pathway providing more detailed information about the requirements for the SHEV process and also includes a self-assessment…

Changes to BVE lodgement processes

The Department of Home Affairs vide their email dated 25 June 2021 with subject line “Upcoming changes to BVE lodgement processes (removal of BVE lodgement method by email)” has informed all registered migration agents that Bridging (Class WE) Visa E (BVE) applications submitted by email will no longer be accepted from 01 July 2021. The…

Department publishes Annual Report 2019–2020

Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has prepared its Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2020, in accordance with the Department of Finance’s Resource Management Guide No. 135 —Annual report for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, and published it on its website. Under Section 46(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the…

16 Re-appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

On 18 September 2020, Australian Government announced re-appointments of 16 members to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) comprising 1 full-time senior member, 3 full-time members, and 12 part-time members. The AAT is an Executive Tribunal that conducts independent merits review of administrative decisions made under Commonwealth laws. The Migration and Refugee Division of the AAT…

Information on Subclass 189 visa applications granted between 01 March 2020 and 31 August 2020

The Department of Home Affairs have released information on 08 September 2020 under Freedom of Information request (FOI) providing information on Subclass 189 visa applications granted between 01 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 categorised by occupation of the primary applicant. According to the information, the following number of visas have been granted: Month Visas…

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…