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Recent Partner Visa Changes

Recent Partner Visa Changes

Previously, one of the main requirements for a Subclass 189 New Zealand pathway applicant is to demonstrate a taxable income above the Temporary Skilled migration Income threshold (‘TSMIT’) for at least five (5) years at the time of submitting a valid application—the...
Global Talent Visa

Global Talent Visa

On Sunday 18th March 2018 the subclass 457 visa was abolished and immediately replaced with the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS visa).  Against the backdrop of this well publicised reform, The Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Alan Tudge...
New Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

New Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

As a result of a broad package of reforms relating to employer sponsored skilled visa programs, announced by the Government on 18 April 2017 the 457 visa will cease to exist on 18 March and will be replaced by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa which...

Changes for Visa Applicants in Same-sex Relationships

From 9 December 2017, you can apply for a visa as your partner’s ‘spouse’ if you are in a same-sex marriage following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia. Under the changes, if you are in a same-sex marriage you can apply for a visa as your partner’s...