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Travel Waiver Exemptions – Request a review

Travel Waiver Exemptions – Request a review

The Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner has introduced a new appeal process and it is possible to seek review a refused travel waiver exemption application. If the ABF refuse your request for a travel exemption, you can apply to the Department for a review. You...

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Australian entry requirements for unvaccinated travellers

Australian entry requirements for unvaccinated travellers

All temporary visa holders, as well as Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, must apply for a travel exemption to enter Australia. If granted, travellers must adhere to strict entry requirements upon their arrival, which includes evidence of their vaccination...

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Eased Border Restrictions To Take Effect By November 2021

Eased Border Restrictions To Take Effect By November 2021

Several announcements have been made regarding the easing of Australian border restrictions in recent weeks. These announcements apply to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as temporary visa holders who have not been able to return to Australia...

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Federal Government Attempts To Overturn High Court Ruling

Federal Government Attempts To Overturn High Court Ruling

In February 2020  in the case of Love and Thoms, the High Court of Australia (HCA) ruled by a majority of four judges to three, that persons deemed to be Aboriginal  Australians cannot be 'aliens' and therefore cannot be deported.  This was an important decision in...

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Parent Visas – What You Should Know Before You Apply

Parent Visas – What You Should Know Before You Apply

Out of the 160,000 visas allocated in the 2021-2022 Migration Program, only 4,500 places are allocated for Parent Visas. This means that processing times for some Parent Visas may take up to 50 years due to the volume of applications exceeding the available places....

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New changes for Australian Partner Visa Applications

New changes for Australian Partner Visa Applications

In the 2020 -21 Federal Budget, changes to Australia’s Partner visa program were announced to commence in November 2021. Application process Currently, sponsors and partner visa applicants may submit their applications at the same time. Under the arrangement announced...

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