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1 January 2019

In common with general increases in the number of working holiday maker, and work and holiday visa places available, further places have been announced for citizens of Spain and Israel.

The number of places available to Spanish citizens will increase to 3,400.

The number for Israeli citizens will increase to 2,500.

These changes came into effect on 28 December 2018.

Citizens of both countries will be eligible to extend their stay for a second and third year where they meet the criteria for those extensions.

Government fees increase as at 1 July 2019

1 July 2019

Commencing today, the government have increased their fees for the visa application component of most visa subclasses, including both temporary and permanent visas. A summary of a few common visa a… Read More

AAT increase application fees from 1 July 2019

4 June 2019

Gazette - C2019G00482 Annual federal courts and tribunals fee increase from 1 July 2019

Increases the AAT application fee in the Migration and Refugee division for a decision for protecti… Read More

Five Year Parent Visa - from 17 April 2019

1 March 2019

Minister Coleman has announced today that the new five year sponsored parent visa, the Su… Read More

SA announces regional school fee waivers for SC 457/482 holders

24 January 2019

The South Australian Minister for Education, the Hon John Garner MP, has just announced that the school contribution fee for dependents of Subclasses 457 and Read More

Student visa immigration risk ratings updated

31 March 2017

Under the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) all education providers offering CRICOS register… Read More

New mandatory skills assessment exemptions under 457 visa program

27 March 2017

Department policy was updated on 27 March 2017 in relation to mandatory skills assessments under the 457 visa pro… Read More

Retail Managers no longer allowed a 457 visa

27 March 2017

On 27 March 2017 Department of immigration policy was updated to deem inappropriate the use of the standard 457 p… Read More

Vietnam added to Work and Holiday Subclass 462 eligible countries

1 March 2017

Vietnam has been added to the list of countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for a Read More

Health Insurance offer

31 December 2016

PK Harrison Australian Visa Services have recently formed a partnership with Australian Unity, a leading Australian health insurance provider.

Australian Unity is one of the most reasonab… Read More

Online lodgement for Chinese visitors

12 December 2016

The Department has announced that from 12 December 2016, visa applicants in China are able to lodge visitor visa applications in Chinese through a new online service provided by Australian Visa App… Read More

Frequent traveller visitor visa for Chinese applicants

12 December 2016

On 12 December 2016, the Department commenced its trial of the new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveller’ Read More

Companies penalised for underpayment of foreign workers

9 December 2016

Several companies have recently been penalised for underpaying overseas workers. Fair Work Australia is actively monitoring employers to assess their compliance with workplace legislation and spons… Read More

Backpacker tax finalised

1 December 2016

From 1 January 2017 a new 15% tax rate applies for working holiday makers who are … Read More

New 407 and 408 sponsorship required for existing temporary activity sponsors

19 November 2016

From 19 November 2016, all 407 visa applications needed to be lodged online.

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