IMMIGRATION NEWS – updates due to COVID-19

The Department of Home Affairs have listed the following measures to assist international students who have been affected by the current COVID-9 situation Holders of student visas can apply for another visa WITHOUT FEE if they held a student visa on or after 1 Feb 2020 and could not complete...

BREAKING NEWS! NSW 491 Nominations set to open!

Breaking News – NSW 491 Nominations set to open Finally, the news that so many potential applicants have been anxiously anticipating, New South Wales Treasury have just confirmed that it will open a window for acceptance of NSW applications under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 491. Eight-day window of...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – SELLANES CLARK & ASSOCIATES Update – May 29th 2020

As Australia takes its first tentative steps towards resumption of services in a post-COVID-19 world, immigration information is being progressively released by state and federal governments. Some news indicates signs of positivity; some hints at further delays but for those waiting patiently, all news deserves to be shared: Victoria’s Skilled...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – SELLANES CLARK & ASSOCIATES Update – May 1st 2020

As governments, at both state and federal level, strive to accommodate the developing needs of existing visa holders in Australia, an overhaul of existing guidelines is bringing much-needed relief and clarification to all those impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. This week brought some welcomed news for temporary visa holders. Health Waiver...

BREAKING NEWS! Temporary Activity Visa – Subclass 408 – COVID 19 Pandemic Event Visa

Many temporary Work visa holders including those on working holidays who, due to the current COVID 19 restrictions on international travel, have found themselves unable to depart Australia prior to their existing visa expiry have been thrown a lifeline, enabling them to remain lawfully onshore until such time as said...