Visa conditions 8107, 8607 and 8608 changes for 482 and 457 visa holders – Effective from 01/07/2024

From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607 and 8608 are changing in response to the Australian Governments Migration strategy. These changes apply to temporary migrants who have the following visas: Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494). Holders of these visas who

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Closure of Provisional Business Innovation and Investment Subclass 188 July 2024

As was announced in the budget and as part of the migration strategy, from July the Provisional Business Innovation and Investment (Sc 188) visa is closing to new applications. The Department is considering a new talent and innovation visa that is scheduled to be available at the end of 2024. Within the article, the Department

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State and Territory Nominations for May 2024 – 190 and 491 visa applicants

The Department’s website has been updated with the number of nominations made by State and Territory governments for Sc 190 and Sc 491 for the month of May. Between 30 April and 31 May 2024, the number of nominations made by each State and Territory government are the following: Visa Subclass  ACT    NSW    NT    QLD  

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Effective 1/07/2024 – Restrictions on making onshore Student visa applications for certain visa holders

Restricting onshore visa hopping to the Student visa program   From 1 July 2024, Temporary Graduate, Visitor and Maritime Crew visa holders will be unable to apply for a Student visa while in Australia. In addition to existing visas from which it is already not possible to apply for a Student visa onshore, the complete

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