Australian Partner Visa Fees Sky-rocket Mid 2015

For anyone who wants to apply for an offshore Australia partner visa after 1st July 2015, a nasty surprise awaits. The has decided to introduce a new partner visa fee structure, applicable to all offshore partner visa applications – including the Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300). This recent policy change has attracted considerable speculation in

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A single Australian border agency to be established

On 1 July 2015, the border control functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) will merge to establish a single, integrated border agency called the Australian Border Force (ABF). The consolidation of these two border protection services was one of several efficiency measures

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1000+ Australian Partner Visa Cancellations Since July 2010

In recent years the Department of Immigration has become increasingly vigilant in their assessment of partner visa applications, which has led to more than 1000 temporary and permanent partner visa cancellations between July 2010 and December 2013. Since the 1990’s, the number of partner visa applications lodged annually has doubled and according to statistics published

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Festive Season Closures 2013 / 2014

Migration Angels’ offices will be closed from 5pm Friday 13th December 2013 and will reopen at 9am on Friday 27th December 2013. During this time we will still accept online comprehensive visa assessment submissions, however due to closures we will not be able to respond within the usual turnaround times. Opening hours Christmas and New

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Australian visa application fee restructure on 1st September 2013

For the second time in 2013 the Department of Immigration and Citizenship has decided to alter its visa application fee structure. The Australian visa application fee restructure is due to commence on the 1st September 2013. Following the change which occurred on the 1st July 2013 where additional visa applicants such as partners and children

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Australia Skilled Occupation List 2013 – 2014

The Skilled Occupation List has been updated. Please click here to view the updated list. The Australian Skilled Occupation List 2013 – 2014 has been updated by the Australian immigration authorities. The changes reflect recommendations given by the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency (previously known as Skills Australia). As a result of the constantly changing needs

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Brisbane Continues to Thrive on Growing Investment

Brisbane continues to lure investment and is showing strong economic growth in areas such as retail spending, equipment investment and construction work done. A report published by CommSec outlines in detail the performance of each State and Territory in its quarterly “State of the States” report. Komatsu’s General Manager of Mining, Leo Kaloglou said the

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