News and Updates

Pathways to Permanent Residency for STSOL 482 and 457 Visa Holders

By Adam Byrnes | 01/04/2022 | Comments Off on Pathways to Permanent Residency for STSOL 482 and 457 Visa Holders

From 1 July 2022, eligible skilled workers will be able to apply for permanent residence under the subclass 186 visa in the TRT stream. This will beneficially create pathways to permanent residence for previously ineligible temporary skilled visa workers. Further, these changes will also enable employers to retain skilled talent in a crucial time where […]

Australian Border Reopening Pushed Back

By Adam Byrnes | 03/12/2021 | Comments Off on Australian Border Reopening Pushed Back

The next phase of Australia’s border reopening has been pushed back to 15 December 2021 due to the spread of the Omicron strain of COVID-19. From 15 December, certain fully vaccinated eligible visa holders will be allowed to enter Australia without requiring a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas: Subclass […]

INTERNATIONAL BORDERS NEXT PHASE OF OPENING

By Adam Byrnes | 23/11/2021 | Comments Off on INTERNATIONAL BORDERS NEXT PHASE OF OPENING

Prime Minster Scott Morrison made the announcement this morning (22.11.21) that certain fully vaccinated eligible visa holders will be allowed to enter Australia without requiring a travel exemption from 1 December 2021. Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas: Subclass 200 – Refugee visa Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa Subclass […]

Visas to travel to Australia to work can still be an option

By Adam Byrnes | 16/11/2021 | Comments Off on Visas to travel to Australia to work can still be an option

The Australian borders have been “closed” since March 2020, however it has always been a possibility to obtain and travel to Australia on a work visa in certain circumstances. There are a number of different visas which permit work in Australia. All of the temporary work visas require a travel exemption in addition to the […]

s48 BARRED APPLICANTS WILL SOON HAVE ADDITIONAL VISA SUBCLASSES TO APPLY FOR

By Adam Byrnes | 11/11/2021 | Comments Off on s48 BARRED APPLICANTS WILL SOON HAVE ADDITIONAL VISA SUBCLASSES TO APPLY FOR

Commencing this Saturday (November 13th), three additional visa subclasses are being added to the list of visas available for people who are s48 barred to apply for whilst in Australia. A person is s48 barred if they are in Australia, have had a visa cancelled or visa application refused, and they do not currently hold […]

Western Australia to reopen border at 90 per cent COVID vaccination rate (with restrictions)

By Adam Byrnes | 07/11/2021 | Comments Off on Western Australia to reopen border at 90 per cent COVID vaccination rate (with restrictions)

The Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced on Friday (5th November 2021) that the State will open its borders when 90 per cent of the state’s population aged above 12 years old is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 which is expected to be achieved by late January or early February 2022.  A specific “transition day” to reopen […]

TGA approved or recognised vaccines for travel

By Adam Byrnes | 30/10/2021 | Comments Off on TGA approved or recognised vaccines for travel

A step towards the borders opening starts this Monday (November 1st) whereby Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who are considered fully vaccinated (with a TGA approved or recognised vaccine) will be able to leave Australia without needing an outwards travel exemption. ‘Fully vaccinated’ has been defined as Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) […]

OVERSEAS PARENTS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA

By Adam Byrnes | 22/10/2021 | Comments Off on OVERSEAS PARENTS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA

From 1st November, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to apply for a travel exemption under the ‘immediate family member’ category to enter Australia and reunite with their children. The immigration definition (for travel exemption purposes only) of ‘immediate family member’ will be expanded to include the parents of adult Australian […]

QUARANTINE TO BE SCRAPPED FOR FULLY-VACCINATED RETURNING TRAVELLERS TO NSW

By Adam Byrnes | 15/10/2021 | Comments Off on QUARANTINE TO BE SCRAPPED FOR FULLY-VACCINATED RETURNING TRAVELLERS TO NSW

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced at a press conference this morning that hotel and home quarantine will no longer be required for double-vaccinated people entering NSW, including those coming from overseas, from November 1. Dominic Perrottet announced from November 1: People will only be required to take a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight and […]

AMENDED NSW ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS BEGINS TOMORROW

By Adam Byrnes | 10/10/2021 | Comments Off on AMENDED NSW ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS BEGINS TOMORROW

The new NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has announced amendments to the NSW roadmap to recovery where the current restrictions will be eased in 3 stages: STAGE 1 October 11th The beginning of restrictions will be eased for fully vaccinated people. Hospitality, gyms, non-essential retail and personal services such as hairdressers will be allowed to reopen […]