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DIBP Introduces Credit Card Surcharge Fees

With effect from 19 April 2014, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have formally introduced a surcharge which will apply to all credit card payments for any Australian visa application charges (VAC).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014READ MORE

South Australia Releases New State Nominated Occupations List

On 8 April 2014, the South Australian government announced a new State Nominated Occupations List (SNOL), including 18 new occupations now classified as "in demand" in that state. Surprisingly, the list has included several food trades workers such as Baker, Cook and Chef. Other occupations which have also been added are: Customer Service Manager, Librarian and some engineering professional such as Aeronautical Engineer and Biomedical Engineer.

Thursday, April 17, 2014READ MORE

Australia and Poland Sign Working Holiday Arrangement

The new work and holiday visa arrangement will allow to young people from Australia and Poland to visit each country for up to 12 months.

Thursday, April 03, 2014READ MORE

Australia and Greece to Sign Work and Holiday Visa Agreement in May

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Mr Kyriakos (Akis) Gerontopoulos has recently confirmed that the new Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement between Australia and Greece will be signed in early May during the Australian visit of the Greek Minister for Tourism Olga Kefalogianni.

Thursday, April 03, 2014READ MORE

Australia to Reduce APEC Business Travel Card's Application Cost by AUD330

In an announcement on March 19, Australian Immigration and Border Protection Minister, Scott Morrison released the department would reduce the application cost of APEC (Asia-Pasific Economic Cooperation) Business Travel card by AUD330 for each business applicant.

Friday, March 28, 2014READ MORE

Closure of ACT Skilled Nomination Program has been announced

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has recently announced that their Skilled Nomination program closed on 25 March 2014. The closure is a result of their program targets being met for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. It has been confirmed that the ACT will not accept any further applications for skilled nomination under the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 until the program reopens in July 2014. The only exception to this rule is for potential applicants currently residing in Canberra who may be able to meet the limited criteria in place for onshore applicants.

Thursday, March 27, 2014READ MORE

Australia Offers Free Visa to Families of Missing Jet MH370 Victims

According to Australian immigration authority, families of the missing jet MH370 will be given free visas if they wish to come to Australia during the search and recovery operation.

Thursday, March 27, 2014READ MORE

Australia and New Zealand to Issue Single Visa for Cricket Fans

A deal on issuing a single visa for cricket fans to visit the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup has been agreed by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his New Zealand counterpart John Key.

Friday, March 21, 2014READ MORE

DIBP Announces Credit Card Surcharge Fees

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced that they are in the process of implementing changes which will enable them to recover credit card merchant fees from applicants by way of a surcharge on credit card payments.

Friday, March 14, 2014READ MORE

Australia to Review Significant Investor Visa Program

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is planning to undertake a review to reboot the Australian significant investor visa programme as announced by the Coalition government on 7 March 2014.

Thursday, March 13, 2014READ MORE

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AUSTRALIALATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
DIBP Introduces Credit Card Surcharge Fees
With effect from 19 April 2014, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have formally introduced a surcharge which will apply to all credit card payments for any Australian visa application charges (VAC).

South Australia Releases New State Nominated Occupations List
On 8 April 2014, the South Australian government announced a new State Nominated Occupations List (SNOL), including 18 new occupations now classified as "in demand" in that state. Surprisingly, the list has included several food trades workers such as Baker, Cook and Chef. Other occupations which have also been added are: Customer Service Manager, Librarian and some engineering professional such as Aeronautical Engineer and Biomedical Engineer.

Australia and Poland Sign Working Holiday Arrangement
The new work and holiday visa arrangement will allow to young people from Australia and Poland to visit each country for up to 12 months.

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