The Australian General Skilled Migration Process – Beginning to End!

Nurse Visa Australia

If you are looking to migrate permanently to Australia and you do not have: – An Partner who is Australian (or New Zealand) Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident; – A Job Offer that includes Visa Sponsorship; or – Family in Australia who wish to Sponsor you Your best bet for a visa is likely to be under the ‘General Skilled …

Investor Visa (subclass 891) – The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Investor Visa (subclass 891) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible to apply for this visa, a person must: already hold an Investor (Provisional)(Subclass 162) visa. Note: the subclass 162 is no longer open to new applicants, and have maintained …

Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)

This temporary visa is intended to attract new investment and business talent to Australia, while providing applicants with a pathway to permanent residence in Australia, via the subclass 888 permanent Business Innovation and Investment Visa. In order to be eligible for the subclass 188 visa, applicants must lodge submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department’s SkillSelect portal and …

Business Innovation and Investment Visa (subclass 888)- The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible for the subclass 888 visa, a person must first have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory or the Federal Government, and either: hold a …

Australian Investor Visas – Overview

There are two kinds of permanent visas that allow a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. These are the Investor visa (subclass 891) and Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888). Both of these visas require you to make a significant financial investment in Australia (between $1.5 million and $15 million, depending …

Citizenship for Children Born in Australia

Whether a child born in Australia is an Australian citizen depends mostly on two questions: When were they born? What was the residency/citizenship status of their parents at time of birth? Typically, your child will inherit the visa status of the parent that has the most ‘beneficial’ status. If the child was born in Australia on or after 20 August …

Australian Permanent Residency and Citizenship Options for NZ Citizens

The Australian citizenship pathways available to New Zealand citizens depends on your date of arrival in Australia. Arrived in Australia before 26 February 2001 If you were in Australia on 26 February 2001 and the holder of a Special Category Visa (SCV), you may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship. If you happened to be out of Australia on 26 February, …

What is the latest on the proposed changes to Australian Citizenship?

The changes to Australian Citizenship announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 20th April 2017 have created turmoil in Parliament and frustration amongst thousands of future Australians. In spite of facing great opposition in Parliament, the Government decided to go ahead and implement controversial eligibility conditions for granting citizenship. Shadow Minister of Citizenship, Tony Burke, is adamant that at least two …

Australia – The New Land of Opportunity?

Global Australia Map

I recently returned from one of the most eye-opening cultural experiences of my life; 3 weeks in modern day America. It’s not the Confederate flag-waving, open carry nuts in the South that left an impression; indeed, we spent most of our time in the Pacific Northwest, where ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners and stickers outweigh even the Stars and Stripes in …

Former Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents

If you are a former Australian citizen, there are a number of options you can explore in order to return to Australia. These include: Applying for a Resident Return Visa Resuming your Australian citizenship, or Applying for a Former Resident Visa (151) Former Resident Visa (151) If you are a former Australian permanent resident, you may be able to apply …

Resident Return Visas

If you have been granted permanent residency, typically your visa will allow you to travel to and from Australia for a period of five years. After five years, if you do not choose to apply for Australia citizenship, you will need to apply for a ‘Resident Return visa’ in order to be allowed to travel to and from Australia after …

Citizenship Test

In order to become an Australian citizen, an applicant must first pass the ‘citizenship test’ which, according to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, ensures that prospective citizens “have an adequate knowledge of Australia and the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship”. It is also intended to assess English proficiency of applicants, as it is conducted in English only. …