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Alba Iulia
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Migration Matters

Getting a work visa in Australia

Workers in Australia are paid higher than the global average salary rate, according to the OECD Better Life Index. Along with offering high salary rates, fair work practices and provision of employment benefits such as superannuation, Australia...

Visa changes affecting international students offshore

On the 20th of July 2020, Honourable Alan Tudge, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, announced five new visa changes for international students who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beware of visa scams

There are many ways by which scammers prey on visa applicants. I will provide some examples of how these scammers lure potential visa applicants and how they usually operate. The intent of this article is to provide...

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or assistance from migration advisers. If you are going for the latter option, you might be wondering at which part of...

Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread.  As a result, many people meet friends from all over the world...

Australia’s population: 294,000 born in the Philippines – 5th largest group of overseas-born residents

In data released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, people born in the Philippines represented the fifth largest group of overseas-born residents, accounting for a total of 294,000 people. This is an increase of around 20...

Visa tips during the coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who are either onshore or offshore.  Many of them have questions relating...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below update effective 2 April, 2020: Who can travel to Australia?

Is your student visa expiring soon? Find out your next visa options.

In December 2019, there are 480,543 student visa holders in Australia, 56% of these are from the Higher Education (HE) sector and 32% are from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.  15,264 of these student visa...

Partner Visa FAQs

It’s the love month. Make your partner/spouse feel special by planning a way to bring him/her here in Australia. I have here the answers to the top eight questions about Partner visa.
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Most of us have been guilty of being too tired or unmotivated to get in the kitchen and cook dinner, causing us...