New Australian Skilled Occupational List for 2017 (SOL)

May 24, 2016

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is in charge of the composition of the Skilled Occupational List (SOL). This document is reviewed annually and it come into effect on 1st July of each year.

Changes to the Student Visa Programme

May 25, 2016

From 1st July the student Visa programme to Australia will be streamlined. It will be only one student Visa available to study in Australia (Student Visa - subclass 500). After 1 July 2016, if you want to study in Australia, you will need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500) regardless of your field of study.

Australian Immigration under fire for "corrupt" practices

July 20, 2016

Australian Immigration Officials have been put under fire for 'corrupt' practices. In a separate article, another claim had been made against corruption. However, the government agency has fought back these kind of claims

Medicare Entitlements for Australian Visa Holders

July 20, 2016

Certain applicants who are in Australia can access Medicare while their applications are under consideration.  Whether or not a visa applicant is entitled to Medicare benefits can be determined by looking at the Health Insurance Act 1973.  Under s.10 of that Act “eligible persons” have access to Medicare.  
Under s.3(1) an “Eligible person” is an Australian resident which includes: 


o    those who hold temporary visas and who have applications for permanent visas pending, and
o    whose spouse, parent or child is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
o    whose temporary visa permits them to work, and
o    who has not applied for a parent visa, unless they are within a prescribed class of persons
 

The above information is provided as general guidelines and we do not purport to the accuracy of these benefits. Please read more for up to date on goverment regulations and policies.  

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