Category: Immigration to Australia

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

Australia’s capital cities: Where is it cheaper to live?

You’ve made the big decision: you’re immigrating to Australia! The next life-changing decision you need to make is: which of Australia’s beautiful cities do you want to call home? With exchange rates brutalizing South Africans, we must be very careful that we get the most for our money when we emigrate, so the cost of living in various cities must be considered. The cost of living in first-world cities is

How Do I Move My Pets To Australia From South Africa?

If you cannot imagine immigrating to Australia without your beloved four-legged friend, this is for you. South Africa is a Group 3 Country which means that rabies is absent or well-controlled. Since 2013, when Australia relaxed its quarantine laws, pets now need to spend only ten days in quarantine…. …provided you follow all the procedures in this checklist: Eligibility For your cat or dog to be eligible to enter Australia,

Time running out for Australia’s Investor Category

The Australian government is making several key changes to the requirements for its business and investor visas. If you wish to apply for an Australia investor category visa, you need to apply as soon as possible to keep up with the new requirements. Changes to Australia’s Business and Investor Category Visas To assist Australia’s economic recovery, the number of places for Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visas has nearly doubled

Key Changes to Australia’s Visas

Emigration to Australia has been impacted by Australia’s recent Federal Budget that included plans to counteract the effects of COVID-19 on immigration. While the 2020/21 cap for the migration programme stays at 160 000 places, the balance between the incoming Skills stream and the Family stream has changed. Family visas  The number of places allocated to the Family stream has increased by 61.75%, with the majority going to Partner visas.

Australia’s capital cities: Where is it cheaper to live?

If you are considering emigration to Australia, you no doubt want to get as much bang for your buck – or rand – as possible. So you may be asking, in which of Australia’s capital cities is it cheaper to live? Here is an idea of the average cost of living (in Australian dollars) for the main hubs: Melbourne  Accommodation: A hefty chunk of money is invested in accommodation, so

Do I Qualify For A Fast-Tracked Australian Global Talent Visa?

Introduced last year with a target of 5000 visas available, the Australian government just announced a threefold increase to 15,000 global talent visas for the 2020/21 year. These visas will receive priority processing within +/- 2 months. In particular, this Visa aims to target the following seven sectors: AgTech Space and advanced manufacturing FinTech Energy and mining technology MedTech Cyber security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT To

How do I move my pets to Australia from South Africa?

Emigrating from South Africa to Australia may have been done by millions before you, but that does not make it any easier. One way to lower the stress of the big move is to feel the calming presence of your four-legged friends. The good news is that you can take your beloved dogs or cats – no more than two cats and/or two dogs – to Australia with you. Being

Do I qualify for a fast-tracked Australian Global Talent Visa?

Introduced last year with a target of 5000 visas available, the Australian government just announced a threefold increase to 15,000 global talent visas for the 2020/21 year. These visas will receive priority processing within +/- 2 months.  In particular, this Visa aims to target the following seven sectors: AgTech Space and advanced manufacturing FinTech Energy and mining technology MedTech Cyber security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT To

Explore the Skilled Nomination Territories Before Emigrating to Australia

If you are thinking of emigrating to Australia on a 190 Skills Nominated visa by being nominated by an Australian state or territory government, you will have to know a few things about each area before applying. This particular visa will allow you and your dependent family to permanently live, work, and study in Australia if you meet the requirements of a territory or state’s specific skilled occupation list. Australian