Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Response to Events in Afghanistan) Regulations 2021

Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Response to Events in Afghanistan) Regulations 2021,dated11 November 2021, amends the Migration Regulation 1994, to allow the evacuees from Afghanistan holding subclass 449 Humanitarian Stay Temporary visa to lodge applications for refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB) visa for permanent residence while onshore which in normal circumstances, can only be applied for by,…

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 strengthen Partner visa program

In addition to indicating introduction of new requirement to learn English language for partner visa applicants and their sponsors from late 2021, the Government has also indicated some changes to the Partner visa framework to protect the visa applicants against family violence. These changes are aimed at countering family violence by assessing Partner visa sponsor…

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…