Category: Immigration to Australia

Different Investor Visa options for Australia and the changes being implemented later this year

Considering immigrating to Australia? If you have a substantial amount of capital in your position, you could be eligible to gain entry into the country as an investor through one of three different investor visa streams. Here is what you need to know. 

Our Guide to the Current Visa Costs for Australian Migration

If you are considering immigrating to Australia, you will undoubtedly be researching the different avenues available, paying special attention to the many different requirements and the various costs associated. Here is a basic overview of what to budget for when it comes to skilled migrations, business or investor migrations, and family migrations.  Skilled Migration  If you apply for employer sponsored migration, whether it is an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (subclass

Immigrating to Australia on a Nominated Visa

The number of South Africans enquiring about Australian visas doubled between 2017 and 2019 [1]. There are many different visas to consider when immigrating to Australia. One of the most common categories of visas is the skilled visa category. Within this category, the Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is the most traditional visa for South Africans looking to live and work in Australia. What Are Nominations? There are

Two New Visas for Skilled Workers Immigrating to Australia

The new year is a great time to review your career development and decide if your current country of residence can still meet your expectations for professional fulfilment. If you have already made the decision to look offshore for new career opportunities, you will be pleased to know that immigrating to Australia has recently gotten a lot easier for skilled professionals. The government of Australia has finally approved the much-awaited

What Is Australia’s New PR Visa Subclass 191 All About?

The Australian government introduced a new permanent residence (PR) visa earlier this year, in line with changes to its immigration laws and new regional skills visas. For South Africans seeking to live permanently in Australia, this new visa presents a number of important changes and opportunities. The 191 visa can be applied for only by holders of the new 491 (for state or territory government-sponsored entrants) and 494  (for employer-sponsored

How Do Australia’s New Regional Skills Visas Affect You?

Australia’s new visas and changes to their immigration point system come into effect this month. The changes, announced earlier this year by the Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, will have a marked effect on how skilled workers migrate to Australia. What will they mean to you as a South African looking for entry into the country? The main drive of the changes is to draw more skills into

Take Note of These Changes to Australia’s Immigration Points System

Australia’s Ministry for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs will soon be implementing five key changes to their immigration point system. The amendments to the point system form part of adjustments to the Migration Act 1958. The stated intention of the amendments is to focus on the distribution of skilled migrants to regional Australia (the whole country except Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast), as well as maximising the

What Do Australia’s New Visas Mean to You?

Australia’s Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs recently announced a list of changes to the country’s immigration laws, which is due to come into effect in November.  This will have an effect on South Africans’ upcoming and pending applications for entry into the country. Most worth taking note of are three new types of visas. What are they and what do they mean to you and your efforts to

A Guide On Immigrating To Australia On A Partner Visa

If you want to immigrate to Australia on a partner visa, then there are a few things you will need to know. Many people mistakenly believe that being in a relationship with someone who lives in Australia automatically grants them permission to move to the country. While nobody will deny that you are in a relationship, what you need to do is prove to the Department of Immigration that you

Immigrating To Australia: The Difference Between An 820 And A 309 Visa

The Partner Visa subclass 820 and 309 allow the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, to live in Australia. The 820 visa is for onshore applicants and the 309 visa is for offshore applicants. If you are in a married or de facto relationship with an Australian citizen and want to live in Australia, then you will be sponsored by