Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing changes to the Working Holiday Visa which will enable backpackers to stay in Australia longer and work and live in a wider range of regions throughout the country. Currently, Working Holiday Visas are valid for 12 months and holders are restricted to six months employment with any one employer during that time. Under proposed changes, backpackers will now be able to stay with agricultural employers beyond six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work. This is a move which is aimed at rural Australia and farmers specifically.

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Working Holiday Visas. Everything You Need to Know.

Working Holiday Visas. Everything You Need to Know.

Many tourists travel on a Working Holiday Visa. A Working Holiday Visa allows travellers to visit Australia while picking up employment to either share their knowledge, skills and culture or to earn some extra money. Businesses can benefit from employing Working Holiday Visa holders. Holiday visa holders can fill positions where there is a temporary increase in demand that doesn’t warrant the employment of a permanent staff member or they may fill a short term skills gap the business may be currently experiencing.

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Accredited Sponsors Receive Top Priority Visa Processing

Accredited Sponsors Receive Top Priority Visa Processing

A Ministerial Direction from the government has re-confirmed accredited sponsor applications will be given top priority. This directive will be effective immediately and on-going.

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 Plan First, Pack Later!

Plan First, Pack Later!

Planning to migrate can be an exciting time. There are a number of reasons for migrating and a great many visa options to suit the migration needs of most people. While there are many visa options available, it’s important to remember that they all differ in their requirements and their application lead times. Visas can take anywhere from months or even years to obtain.

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What Can A Minister Do?

What Can A Minister Do?

Peter Dutton made headlines last week when it was revealed that the federal police had raided the Department of Home Affairs. The raid was the result of leaked documents pertaining to Mr Dutton’s intervention in granting visas to European au pairs.

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     Former Paralegal Kiran joins the Como office team

Former Paralegal Kiran joins the Como office team

Nearly all of our staff who work here at Visa Solutions Australia are migrants themselves and the latest addition to join our Como office is no exception. Kiran Singh was born in Malaysia and is very proud of her mixed heritage. “My husband and I migrated to Perth in 2007. Prior to our arrival here we were living in Kuala Lumpur. I was born and raised in Malaysia and I come from a multi-racial family. My father is of Indian heritage and my mother is Eurasian. I can speak fluent English and also Malay.”

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