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Australian COVID-19 visa concessions ended 25 November 2023

Australian COVID-19 visa concessions ended 25 November 2023

All good things come to an end and that’s exactly what happened to numerous COVID-19 concessions for Australian visa holders and applicants that have been in place since 1 February 2020 in various forms. Concessions to many visa types ended 25 November 2023.

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Direct Pathway for New Zealand Citizens Applying for Australian Citizenship

Direct Pathway for New Zealand Citizens Applying for Australian Citizenship

In April 2023, the Australian government announced a new direct pathway for eligible New Zealand Citizens applying for Australian Citizenship. The new direct pathway commences from 1 July 2023 and is available to New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa and who meet the eligibility criteria.

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COVID-19 concessions for visa applicants and holders

COVID-19 concessions for visa applicants and holders

The Department of Home Affairs has implemented a number of concessions for visa holders and visa applicants due to the adverse impact of the pandemic on the Australian economy.

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Temporary concessions to permanent residence pathway for certain employer sponsored visa holders

Temporary concessions to permanent residence pathway for certain employer sponsored visa holders

The Department of Home Affairs introduced changes to the transitional pathway to permanent residence for some employer sponsored visa holders, from 1 July 2022.

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Permanent residency options for New Zealanders living in Australia

Permanent residency for New Zealanders living in Australia

A close look at one option for permanent residency for New Zealand citizens: Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) (New Zealand Stream) Visa for Subclass 444 visa holders.

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What happens if someone fails the character test for Australian citizenship?

Australian citizenship applications and the character test

Someone granted citizenship who later displays attributes which bring into question their “good character” can find themselves in circumstances where the government seeks to revoke their citizenship status.

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Australian visa health requirements

Appeal options for visa applicants rejected due to failing the health requirement

In Australia, most visa applicants must meet minimum health requirements before a visa will be granted. It’s called ‘obtaining a health clearance’. In recent times, there has been a number of media articles about applicants failing this requirement and looking at having to leave the country.

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Who can assist me with my Australian visa application?

Who can help with your Australian visa application?

In Australia, there are strict guidelines and processes for all visa applications and it’s not simply a matter of having a friend help you with your application.

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Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

A rejected tourist visa application meant our client’s parents couldn’t come and meet their grandson. A difficult situation for all, we worked with the applicants to demonstrate that they were…

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