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October 28, 2019

The Government has announced that both Perth and the Gold Coast will be designated as regional areas from 16 November 2019.  This not only benefits international students studying in those areas wishing to apply for a sc485 Temporary Graduate visa but also opens the po...

September 17, 2019

A new Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) has been signed for the Far North Queensland (FNQ) region.  This covers the Cassowary Coast, the Tablelands, Mareeba, Cairns and the Douglas Shire and is administrated by the Cairns Chamber of Commerce.  Applications for...

August 8, 2019

Achieving Competent English for an employer sponsored visa or Proficient and Superior English for additional points can be a difficult target for many visa applicants.  IELTS is now offering a new service to assist visa applicants in planning for the relevant English r...

June 26, 2019

The processing of Australian citizenship by conferral applications has improved over the previous 12 months.  The Minister has announced that between 1 July 2018 and 31 May 2019 132,000 citizenship by conferral applications have been approved.  This has increased from...

May 31, 2019

Supra Legal has moved office from 1 June 2019.  Our new premises are at:

Clarence Chambers
Level 13, 111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Our mobile numbers and emails remain the same but our landline number is now +61 2 8005 3022.

Our new premises are near Hyde Park clos...

May 29, 2019

A new Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) has been signed for the Orana region in the central west and western region of New South Wales.  Applications are expected to open in July 2019.  This covers the Dubbo Regional Council, Mid-Western Regional Council and t...

May 16, 2019

The South Australian government has announced two new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs), namely:

  1. Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement – this covers the Adelaide metropolitan region only and is aimed as high-tech growth industries inclu...

May 5, 2019

A new Federal Court decision has provided hope for appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) which were lodged out of time.  In DFQ17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] FCAFC 64 the full Federal Court found that it was insufficient for t...

April 18, 2019

The partner visa processing changes which have been previously discussed as commencing on 17 April 2019 have been delayed.  There is currently no scheduled commencement date.  Nevertheless all onshore partner visa applications should be lodged, if possible, as soon as...

April 8, 2019

As discussed previously, there are significant changes to the partner visa application process. These changes will commence on 17 April 2019.

From 17 April 2019 sponsors for partner visa will need to be approved prior to the visa application being able to be lodged. It...

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