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Friday, July 10, 2020

Felix Carao

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...

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?

Victoria State Nomination under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

To all our kababayans who have family members or friends who would want to migrate to designated regional areas of Victoria, the State of Victoria on 18 November 2019, opened nomination applications for the Skilled Work Regional...

457 visa cancellations due to relationship breakdown

Many Filipinos come to Australia through a Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457). This visa is one of the most commonly applied for by our kababayans who are able to find Australian employers...

Opportunities to migrate to regional Australia

To our kababayans who are losing hope of migrating to Australia because of tighter and more stringent immigration criteria, this new development in Victoria might interest you. The Morrison...

Making it easier to migrate to Regional Australia

Good news to our kababayans who want to migrate to Australia. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) with its aim of attracting skilled workers to regional Australia is introducing two new skilled...

Important changes to the Partner Visa

To our kababayans, it is important to take note that The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2018 took effect on 17 April. 2019. This new legislation was recently proclaimed...

Temporary commencement of five-year Sponsored Parent Visa

Mga kababayans, in the recent times, the number of migrants around the world are increasing in number. The constant longing of these migrants to be with their families who are living overseas...

NT DAMA II might be key to becoming Permanent Resident in Australia

For International students, sc485 visa holders and other overseas workers, the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement II (NT DAMA II) might be your best option to become an Australian permanent resident....

Family violence exceptions affecting partner visa

Family violence happens all over the world and affects people of all cultural backgrounds and economic statuses. However, not all instances are documented because the victims fail to report the abuse due to isolation, power and control, inadequate financial resources,...
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