Category: Immigration to Australia

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

A guide to Australia’s new Entrepreneur visa

Australia has launched a new Entrepreneur visa. Peter Dutton, the Australian Minister of Home Affairs, wants to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the country with the new visa, which is currently being trialled in South Australia before it is rolled out nationally. Foreign entrepreneurs and investors who have an innovative idea as well as a solid business plan can apply for a temporary visa in Australia. State Governments are partnering

Don’t make these mistakes on your visa application for NZ or Australia

Immigrating to New Zealand or Australia is a big step. Not only can the process be costly and cumbersome, but you need to make sure you get your visa application right. Anyone applying for a visa will want to avoid any mistake that can cause a delay in the processing of their documents. Any error can lead to your application being rejected, so be sure to avoid making these mistakes:

A Quick Guide to Different Worker Visa Options for Immigrating to New Zealand

For those thinking about immigrating to New Zealand, the different worker Visa options may seem slightly overwhelming. In an effort to simplify the information, we have put together this handy guide: Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa  If you possess the skills and experience within a sought-after occupation in New Zealand, you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. This will allow you to live and

What Are the Best Occupations for Getting a Job in Australia?

Thinking of immigrating to Australia? Wondering what your chances are of landing a Visa? One of the biggest determining factors is your profession. So, what are the top five professions currently in demand in Australia? Let us find out: Healthcare Workers and Professionals  If you work in the healthcare/medical industry, you are in luck. Australia is on the hunt for qualified nurses, optometrists and dentists, to name a few. Medical