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No new UK visa deal for Australians

UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has put an end to speculation, stating that there will be no special visa deal for Australians wanting to come to the UK after Brexit. This announcement comes just weeks after Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, spoke about negotiating a visa system that would simplify migration between the UK and Australia. After […]

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UK Tier 2 visas: Changes underway

The Tier 2 visa is one of the most popular immigration routes for nationals from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to live and work in the UK. The UK’s Home Office has recently revealed their planned changes to this category. Stage 1 The first stage of these changes is set to take place […]

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How to spot a UK immigration scam

Applying for a UK visa can be stressful. It’s easy to get swept away when someone promises to help make it easier – or, if you’re told you need to hand over more cash to process your application. We look at a few of the most common UK immigration scams and ways you can protect […]

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[Update] Australian temporary activity visa framework

A new temporary activity visa framework will come into effect on 19 November 2016.  The Australian government aims to reduce the paperwork around these visas, by removing sponsorship and nomination requirements for certain short stay activities. What’s changing? There are currently seven temporary activity visa classes. This will now be reduced to four: Subclass 400 Temporary […]

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Brexit set to be in motion by March 2017

On 2 October, Theresa May announced that the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process within a year by triggering Article 50 no later than March 2017. This statement saw the Pound hit a new 31-year low against the Dollar, almost 15% weaker than before the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. During her speech at […]

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New ACT list as of 1 September 2016

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) released its revised Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the skilled visa programme in September. This list serves to identify the skills that are most in demand in Canberra. Changes to the list The newly released list includes 11 new occupations, including graphic designer, human resource adviser, web designer and mechanical […]

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Temporary Australian visa for parents on the cards

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released a discussion paper proposing a temporary visa for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents. What is a temporary visa? Essentially, a temporary visa allows holders to spend short periods of time in Australia for tourism or to visit family and friends. Certain temporary visas […]

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Is Brexit making EU employees quit the UK?

According to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), one in ten EU workers are planning on leaving the UK – and their jobs – following June’s Brexit vote. During the survey, which involved 800 companies, the BCC found that some EU employees had already resigned because of the referendum. The BBC commented […]

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