Why is my visa application taking so long to process?

The processing times that are listed are only indicative of when the government expects to have an answer for you, but aren’t guaranteed. Sometimes it’s earlier than the expected time frame, sometimes it’s later.    There are a number of reasons why your application could be taking so long to get a result.   1. The Government requires more information from you Sometimes, the Government...

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How long will my visa application take to process?

This is always one of the first questions clients ask us.   Generally, you will receive the result of your application within the suggested time frame.   However, sometimes the Government may take longer to assess your application, or they require more information from you before they can reach a decision.   We cannot stress how important it is to make sure that you have received your...

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The DIBP announces changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

The DIBP recently announced a few changes that they are planning to implement to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa. Please note that these are only announcements and no formal policy documentation has been officially released.   From1 July 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will review the eligible occupations for this visa type.  In addition, there will...

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The DIBP announces changes to the 457 Visa

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) recently announced some further changes that they are planning to implement to the 457 visa until its removal in March next year. Please note that these are only announcements and no formal policy documentation has been officially released.   From 1st July 2017, the English salary exemption of $96,400 will be removed. The occupations...

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Australia 2017 Budget: Hefty levies to finance future immigration sector improvements

Just a few weeks after announcing that they will be scrapping the 457 visa program, the Australian government is continuing its overseas worker clampdown through a string of weighty levies.   Starting March 2018, local employers with a turnover of less than $10 million per year have to pay an annual charge amounting to $1,200 if they plan to acquire or sponsor foreign talents through temporary...

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What Scrapping the 457 Visa Means for Australian Businesses

It's official: The 457 visa has been abolished - so what does it mean for businesses and international talent? The past week has been a particularly significant one for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, announcing that he will be scrapping the 457 visa to preserve “jobs for Australians”.     Unfortunately, there was no prior warning or adjustment period before these changes were announced....

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Thinking of migrating? Consider the world’s most liveable city!

  It’s no longer a secret that Australia is a favourite destination amongst tourists and immigrants. Why not? The country boasts of postcard-worthy beaches and historical landmarks, needless to mention its diverse population that makes it more attractive to many.   But Australia is also one of the biggest countries in the world. Sixth, actually.  So where do you start exploring? Why not...

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4 Qualities of a Reliable Australian Migration Consultant

Australia attracts thousands of visitors every year. With an abundance of natural wonders and a bustling city life, it’s no wonder why people from all over the world dream of travelling (and even settling permanently) on Australian soil. Visiting Australia usually starts by securing a visa. This is a crucial step that would determine whether or not you are allowed to set foot in the country....

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The 10 Most Common Questions Applicants Ask about Australian Visas

  The application process for an Australian Visa follows complex guidelines that can be confusing for most people, especially for first-time travellers. It’s common for applicants to face hurdles during the process, so it helps to know which problems may arise when you are applying for a visa. It's better to be prepared with the right information so that there are fewer hassles later...

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