Partner Visa Application Fees Increase on 1 January 2015

The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for partner visa subclasses to apply from 1 January 2015.


* Provisional and permanent partner visas – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50
* Prospective marriage visa – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50
* Temporary and permanent partner visas – currently $4575 increased $6865.50

Details on the […]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Subclass 457 Review recommendations released

Subclass 457 Review recommendations released – report by the panel conducting the Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 programme.

The Minister praised the report for its “balanced and measured” 22 recommendations.

Minister Morrison did not give any details of the implementation date for the recommendations, but said that the Government will give a […]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why should I use a Registered Migration Agent

Registered Migration Agents are highly trained professionals who are required to have an up to date knowledge of Migration law, policy and procedure to be admitted to registration every year. They must also regularly attend continuing professional development courses to keep their skills up to date as a condition of registration each year. A registered […]

Sunday, July 6, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chefs, tilers and bricklayers will be added the Skilled Occupation List on 1 July 2014

In a very important announcement of the Department of Immigration:

Chefs, tilers and bricklayers will be added the Skilled Occupation List on 1 July 2014.

That means if you are qualified in these occupations you don’t need an employer to sponsor you for permanent residence.

Please see the Ministers announcement here:

Please see our […]

Tuesday, June 10, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Partner Visa Issues

Schedule 3 Criteria – Don’t hold a substantive visa at the time of making your application

If you are in Australia and you do not hold a substantive visa at the time you apply for a partner visa (for example you hold a bridging visa) you must be able to meet what are called Schedule 3 […]

Thursday, April 17, 2014|Visa Information|0 Comments

Immigration facts for 457 visa holders

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years.

You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.

You […]

Monday, May 27, 2013|Visa Information|0 Comments

Using a Migration Agent

Check out the information when using a migration agent.  Contact us if you have any queries.

Monday, May 13, 2013|Visa Information|0 Comments

Update on Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

According to a recent notice of New South Wales (NSW) government, applications for nomination under the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa for the 2012-13 financial year have reached full capacity and the program is closed for this fiscal year.

Applicants for the Subclass 190 visa may be eligible to seek NSW state sponsorship from July 2013 […]

Thursday, May 9, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Migration Agents

Choosing a Registered Migration Agent
Global Migration Partners are bound by the regulations set out by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) in its Code of Conduct. The Code is intended to regulate the conduct of Australian migration agents.
It makes sense to work with a Registered Migration Agent because:
1. Registered Migration Agents have completed a comprehensive […]

Saturday, May 4, 2013|Skilled Migration|0 Comments

Migrating to Australia



Monday, January 7, 2013|News|0 Comments
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