Biometrics

The following is an extract from the DIBP policy manual: DIBP is responsible for identifying each person who crosses Australia’s border. This role is unique among Australian Government agencies. It involves establishing the identity of people born outside Australia...

English Tests

From 23 November 2014, IELTS is no longer the only way for proving english ability for migration purposes. Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Evidence of Functional English Language Proficiency, specifies the following tests and scores for...

Queue

The DIBP website is reporting extensive queues for the other family (i.e. non-contributory parents, carers, remaining relative) visas: Non-Contributory Parent visa – approximately 30 years Carer visa – approximately 4.5 years Remaining Relative and Aged Dependent...

457 – Robust New Foundations

Today (10 September 2014), the review report, Robust New Foundations: A Streamlined, Transparent and Responsive System for the 457 Programme, was released and is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website. There are 22 recommendations...

Sporting Nation

Australia and New Zealand are hosting the 2015 Cricket World Cup. To facilitate movements between the countries there has been a “two country, one visa” arrangement announced by Minister Michaelia. Visitors wanting to attend the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup​...