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Visa Application Charge Fee waiver
October 25, 2020

In the release of the Federal Budget 2020-21, the Department of Home Affairs has made a new announcement where they will be refunding or waiving the Visa Application Charge. The below subclass will be able to receive a refund or a waiver. Visa category and subclasses Details of measure Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and Seasonal

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Sponsorship Accreditation
October 25, 2020

If your business is regularly sponsoring foreign workers, you may want to consider becoming an accredited sponsor. When a sponsor is awarded accredited status, they will receive priority processing of all nomination and visa applications within a week if both applications are fully documented. In addition to priority processing: labour market testing requirements are more

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Budget News For Immigration 2020-21
October 12, 2020

Budget News For Immigration 2020-21 Partner visas Sponsorship requirement The Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas which will mandate character checks and the sharing of personal information as part of a mandatory sponsorship application and subject the sponsor to enforceable sponsorship obligations. English language requirement The Government will introduce English language

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Change in Processing time
July 22, 2020

The Department of Home Affairs has released information detailing that some visa processing times have been affected due to COVID19. This means that visa applications may take more time to finalise. Moreover, there may be no indication of estimated processing times for all visas. Usually visa processing times are updated monthly, indicating a timeframe for

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