The narrowing job markets and struggling economies in the UK and Ireland have seen thousands of Britons and Irish people apply for an Australia visa and take advantage of staff shortages Down Under. Australian recruiters have reported an influx of workers from the UK and Ireland, with a more than 50% rise in the number [...]
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has claimed that relaxing application and extension restrictions on the Working Holiday Visa would provide an extra AU$700 million (£476 million) to the Australian economy. Currently, the Australian Working Holiday Visa (WHV) programme allows holders to extend their visa for a second year if they complete 88 days in [...]
Data released yesterday by the Australia Department of Immigration shows that the number of international students choosing to come to Australia continues to fall. Australia Visa applications from potential students outside Australia fell 32 per cent in the final six months of last year compared with those of the same period in 2009, which in [...]
Almost 90 per cent of temporary skilled migrants who were granted Subclass 457 visas in 2009-10 to date are managers and professional workers, new figures show. The average total salary package for all new Australian temporary skilled migrant workers is almost $100,000 – an increase of $10,000 on the same time last year. The highest [...]
Desperate to travel to the Land Down Under and be allowed to work while you’re there? You can, with the Working Holiday visa. The good news is that you can easily get your own. The bad news? You’ll need to know many things about your work travel Australia visa before securing it, from how much it costs to who it’s for. This article covers the basics of work travel Australia visa.
An Australian holiday would not even start unless an individual has secured an Australian visa. If they have not yet gotten an Australian visa, it is best to process it first before planning their fabulous Australia holiday. There are varying requirements for different types of visa and it would be better to analyze which type of visa is needed for a trip to Australia.
From time to time the Australian Department of Immigration make amendments and Legislation Changes which make obtaining an Australia Visa easier or indeed a litttle harder. On the 26th of April a number of minor changes were announced. Most of these are not particularly relevant to most of our readers, however a changes to the [...]
The ASPC has changed the method of receipting and acknowledging applications to improve the service provided to clients which will be a comfort to many folks sending in their applications. Once an application has been receipted it will undergo validity checking. An acknowledgement letter with a client reference number and receipt will be sent approximately [...]
Firstly, because of the number of questions normally raised in response to these updates I have turned comments off. Please use our forums for any visa related enquiries. You’ll get a much quicker response this way. To visit our forums please click here. Now onto the update: The ASPC is still experiencing some delays in [...]
If you need to visit Australia on business, even for a very short period of time, you will need to apply for an Australian visa. This article gives some basic details of the three types of business visa available. There are three types of visa available for business visits to Australia. It should be noted [...]
Australia is a popular destination. Gone (or nearly) are the associations with convicts from Mother England and bars filled with muscle-bound sheep-shearers (women not allowed). Now if you ask for someone’s impression of Australia they’re likely to say “cosmopolitan”, “outdoor living”, “beaches”, “scenery”, “Great Barrier Reef”, “sophisticated” even. However, if you want to go there, [...]
If you want to holiday or visit family in Australia, unless you are a New Zealand citizen, you will need to obtain an Australian visa before you travel. The type of visa you will need broadly depends on what you intend to do in Australia, your nationality and the length of time you want to [...]