Category Archives: Visa

48,000 student visas cancelled

Over 48,000 student visas were cancelled in the last three years for reasons including breach of work conditions and character grounds. However, according to the Australian Population Research Institute (APRI), most students are now switching to new visas than ever before. Calls this “mind-boggling”, the Institute claims that this influx is mainly because of the Australian…
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Number of 457 visas on the rise in Canberra

The number of people living in Canberra on subclass 457 visas is on the rise, despite the federal government announcing it would scrap the scheme. The Department of Immigration figures suggests that ACT residents who are recipients of the foreign worker visa reached a two-year high in the past financial year. In 2016-17 there were…
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Brazil to issue quicker online visas to Australian visitors

The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism on Monday announced that tourists from Australia, the United States, Canada and Japan will have “more ease and convenience to travel to Brazil” as of the end of 2017. This means that instead of a lengthy application process that takes approximately up to 15 working days, the new procedure will…
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Australian Meat Industry Council wants foreign work visa changed

The meat processing sector in Australia is not happy with the government’s requirement for foreign workers to have good English and wants it to be dropped from future visa criteria. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) kept this as a highlight in its submission to the Federal Government’s review of Australia’s visa system. The AMIC…
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