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Charges for Partner Visas to Increase

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced a 50% increase in charges for Partner Visas to take effect from 1st January. This means that a Visa Application Charge for a Partner Visa lodged in Australia will cost nearly $7000. The increase is simply a revenue raising exercise by the Australian government and will not necessarily be accompanied by any improvement in service standards. It is a cynical manoeuvre by a desperate government that has had its other budget measures stonewalled in the Australian Senate. Further information is available from the Department.

IMSVISA in Brisbane

Kieran O'Brien, Director of IMSVISA is available for personal consultations in Brisbane. To make an appointment simple email info@imsvisa or call 07 3844 6564

IMSVISA in Ireland

Thinking about a career in Australia? Kieran O'Brien will be available for private consultations this week in Dublin. If Australia is on your mind find out how you can turn your dream to reality. Make an appointment online or call 0899 415826 for further information.

Recognised Graduates

Are you a recent engineering graduate and under 30? Is your course and college recognised under the Washington Accord? If so you may new eligible for a Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476). This allows you to work in Australia for up to 18 months with no restrictions. It is ideal if you are a new graduate and would like to get experience in Australia with a a view to transitioning to further permanent visas in the future. The visa is quite inexpensive and can be granted quite quickly once you have all the information together. Contact us today to find out more.

Plan your working holiday wisely

 The Working Holiday in Australia has been a rite of passage now for almost 20 years. The ritual of a few days in South East Asia, a couple of weeks in Sydney, buying an ancient Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore to travel north with your mate(s), do a bit of fruit picking along the way to pay for the parties on Fraser Island or Airlie Beach and then a week or two in Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam before returning to the real world and starting a career is the stuff of legendary stories.

Population Flows: Immigration Impacts

In the 63 years since the introduction of planned migration to Australia the 2007/8 proved to be one of the busiest. Almost 100,000 new skilled migrants settled as permanent residents in 2007/8 with the largest numbers coming from the UK, India, PRC and the Philippines.  In his introduction to the report available on tne deaprtment's website Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship continued to be positive about the future.

Moving to Australia - Migration Fact Sheet

Some current advice from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship about your preparation to move to Australia.

Significant Changes To the General Skilled Migration Program

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship recently announced some significant changes to the General Skilled Migration program. Complete details are available on the Department’s website here.
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