Announcement of Australian Agriculture visa

On 23 August 2021, in a joint media release the Government has announced a new Australian Agriculture visa to add to the existing Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme, to address workforce shortages in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors in Australia. Agriculture visa corroborates to changes to the Working Holiday Maker program as…

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…

Compilation of Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 as amended by Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2020 dated 12 November 2020 provides concessions to Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa (Subclass 417 and Subclass 462) applicants, to restructure Distinguished Talent visas (Subclass 124 and Subclass 858), and to make updates in relation to payment of citizenship…