Changes to Partner Visa in 2021

The Department of Home Affairs had announced certain reforms to the Partner visa program as part of the last year’s Federal Budget announcement, including pre-approval of Sponsorship applications and new English language requirement for Partner visa applicants at the permanent stage, to strengthen the integration outcomes of the Partner program. The reforms will apply the…

Australia revisits English language criteria

Recently, the Government has announced certain measures to protect Australians, securing the borders, and providing resources to recover from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst other things, the plan focuses on immigration and social cohesion by supporting migrants to learn English language and enable them to have the best chance to make a life and…

Changes to requirements for Partner Visa

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 announcement on 06 October 2020, the Government has indicated introduction of a new requirement to learn English language for partner visa applicants and their sponsors from late 2021. These changes are aimed towards maximising job prospects in Australia, and enhancing social cohesion. If legislative changes are made to…

Budget 2020-2021

On 06 October 2020, Federal Budget 2020-2021 was delivered by the Morrison Government outlining Australia’s economic recovery plan with focus on protecting Australians, securing the borders, providing resources to recover from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the plan, the Government announced measures regarding National Security, cyber security strategy, critical infrastructure and systems…