Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

From 17th April 2019, the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (TSPV) will become available. The TSPV is available to anyone that has children living in Australia and is an alternative to visitor visas which only allow short periods of stay.

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David Coleman Introduces Three New Designated Migration Agreements

David Coleman Introduces Three New Designated Migration Agreements

In the last week, Immigration Minister, David Coleman announced the introduction of three new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA). While the primary aim of these agreements is to get more migrants living in regional areas to help fill skills shortages and to help relieve pressure on infrastructure in major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne they also support the growth of these areas.

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Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

With a federal election not too far away, political parties are now making an effort to secure votes in the lead up to the election. The federal government in the last few days released a number of changes pertaining to the conditions of employment and the occupation lists that determine where migrants may have to locate in Australia in order to work in their chosen profession.

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New five year sponsored parent visa Subclass 870

New five year sponsored parent visa Subclass 870

The Minister has announced that from 17 April 2019 applications to sponsor parents for either 3 years or 5 years under the new subclass 870 will be open. Visa applications will be open from 1 July 2019.

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Meet Sarah Hoang, Visa Solutions Australia’s New Immigration Administrator

Meet Sarah Hoang, Visa Solutions Australia’s New Immigration Administrator

Sarah Hoang joined the Visa Solutions team in February as an Immigration Administrator. Sarah holds degrees in Law and Economics and has gained extensive experience working in these fields but enjoys working in immigration more so. Her interest in immigration comes from being exposed to immigration matters in her previous role as a Junior Solicitor and her parents own experience, having come to Australia as refugees.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing changes to the Working Holiday Visa which will enable backpackers to stay in Australia longer and work and live in a wider range of regions throughout the country. Currently, Working Holiday Visas are valid for 12 months and holders are restricted to six months employment with any one employer during that time. Under proposed changes, backpackers will now be able to stay with agricultural employers beyond six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work. This is a move which is aimed at rural Australia and farmers specifically.

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