Migration (Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa nil VAC) Instrument (LIN 21/021) 2021

Migration (Class of persons for Visitor (Class FA) visa nil VAC) Instrument (LIN 21/021) 2021 dated 24 February 2021[“the Instrument”] amends Schedule 1 criteria for Subclass 600 visitor visa applicants and specifies class of persons to whom nil Visa Application Charge (VAC) is applicable. The Instrument specifies the following conditions for nil VAC for purpose…

Government announces Visa Application Charge changes to support tourism and agriculture

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 delivered on 06 October 2020, the Morrison Government announced support in form of refunding Visa Application Charge (VAC) or granting waivers to International tourists and temporary visa holders to meet critical skills shortage in Australia. Visa holders who are eligible for this support include prospective marriage visa holders,…

Updates on leaving from Australia during COVID-19

Australia has put in place strict international border measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 within Australian community. While non-citizens, international visitors and other temporary visa holders may still be able to leave Australia where possible to do so, the Government has imposed overseas travel restrictions on Australian citizens and permanent residents. Accordingly, temporary visa…

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…

Electronic Travel Authority

Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) is a temporary visa that allows you to visit Australia for a holiday or a cruise, to visit family or friends, or to undertake certain business visitor activities, if you have a passport from an eligible country. Eligibility for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) You must: Have passport from an eligible…