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COVID vaccinations and essential overseas travel

COVID vaccinations and essential overseas travel

Australian citizens and permanent residents under 50 years of age who have an approved outwards travel exemption in an eligible category are now able to access COVID-19 vaccinations. If you have a travel exemption granted for eligible reasons on or after 20 May 2021,...

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Travel Exemptions Outbound – Conditions

Travel Exemptions Outbound – Conditions

The following conditions apply in relation to outbound travel exemptions for Australian Citizens and Permanent Resident visa holders: a travel exemption is valid for one outwards movement only, unless it is a stipulated ‘multiple use’ exemption; travel exemptions...

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New Zealand Safe Travel Zone

New Zealand Safe Travel Zone

Quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand commenced on 18 April 2021. All travellers who have been in either Australia or New Zealand for 14 days can travel by air between Australia and New Zealand quarantine free, without the need to apply for a travel...

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Australian Federal Government Announcement on Migration

Australian Federal Government Announcement on Migration

The Australian Federal government has made a number of announcements in relation to Australia’s migration programs which makes for some interesting reading.  Please find below some key information. Partners, contributory parent and child visas - Onshore grants...

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Subclass 408 Visas and Student Visa Work Rights

Subclass 408 Visas and Student Visa Work Rights

As part of the government’s budget announcement last week it has also announced a relaxation in the work rights restrictions on student visas.  The 40 hour a fortnight limit has been removed as the Government recognises the very important role international students...

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Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble (Australian and New Zealand)

Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble (Australian and New Zealand)

The long awaited quarantine free travel bubble arrangement between Australian and New Zealand commenced on 18 April 2021. All travellers who have been in either Australia or New Zealand for 14 days can travel by air between the two countries quarantine free and...

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Who Can Help You With Your Visa Application?

Who Can Help You With Your Visa Application?

On 22nd March this year amendments to the Migration Act came into effect, allowing lawyers to provide immigration assistance without having to be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA). These changes mean that registered...

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What is the Difference Between an I-94 and a US visa?

What is the Difference Between an I-94 and a US visa?

One of the most common areas of confusion with US immigration is the difference between an I-94 Entry/Departure Record and a Visa label.  However, this is likely the most important detail to understand regarding all US immigration. The visa stamp or label in your...

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Updated: U.S. Immigration under the Presidency of Joe Biden

Updated: U.S. Immigration under the Presidency of Joe Biden

With the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States, U.S. immigration policy is back in the spotlight. The vast majority of former President Trump’s changes to U.S. immigration prior to the pandemic limited immigration to the United States...

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