408 COVID Visa closing!

Starting February 2024, the Pandemic Event visa will no longer accept new applications, bringing certainty to our immigration system. However, as a transitional measure, from September 2, 2023, only existing Pandemic Event visa holders will be eligible to apply for this visa.

Starting September 2, 2023, new applications for the Pandemic Event visa will grant a six-month visa, along with a Visa Application Charge of $405 AUD, reinforcing its use for those genuinely needing to contribute to Australia.

If you currently hold a Pandemic Event visa and wish to apply for a different visa, you’ll need to meet the criteria for that specific visa. Those with no other visa options are expected to depart Australia when their visa expires.

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Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

We’ve got some fantastic news to share! Australia and the UK have come together to establish fresh arrangements for the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program and Youth Mobility Scheme. This development comes hot on the heels of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (Australia-UK FTA), which officially kicked off on May 31, 2023.

Here’s what’s in store for all you UK passport holders: Starting from July 1, 2023, you can apply for a Working Holiday visa if you’re between the ages of 18 and 35. But that’s not all! From July 1, 2024, you’ll be able to enjoy the incredible benefit of receiving up to three Working Holiday visas without any specific work requirements. How amazing is that?

To find out more juicy details about these exciting new Working Holiday visa arrangements exclusively for UK passport holders, make sure to click here!

Let the adventures begin!

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold Raised to $70,000

The Albanese Government in Australia has announced important changes to the country’s skilled migration system. Starting from July 1, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will be increased from $53,900 to $70,000. This adjustment is the first step taken by the government in response to the findings of the independent Review of the Migration System, which highlighted issues with the current system. The TSMIT increase is significant as it brings the income threshold closer to where it should have been if it had been indexed properly over the past decade.

Furthermore, the government has also announced that Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) short stream visa holders will now have a pathway to permanent residency within the existing capped permanent program. This decision aims to provide more certainty to employers and migrants while boosting the skill level in Australia’s permanent skilled program.

These measures fulfill important election commitments made by the Albanese Government to enhance the TSMIT and expand pathways to permanent residence. For more information on these changes, follow the provided link.



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