On Wednesday 28 November new legislation was passed which will significantly change the way that partner visas are processed. Sponsors will need to be approved prior to the visa application being lodged. This is likely to impact on onshore applicants with limited time on their current visa. Full details of the legislation have not yet been released. Stayed tuned for further details. However, potential partner visa applicants should seek advice immediately on how these ch
Ministers Coleman and Littleproud have announced the following changes to the working holiday maker and seasonal worker program visas in Australia: Changes to Working Holiday Maker visas Work and Holiday makers (subclass 462) will be able to undertake regional plant and animal cultivation work in additional priority areas to become eligible for a second visa. Extension of the period a WHM (subclass 417 and 462) may work with the same agricultural employer from six to 12 month
Citizens of Canada and Ireland now have until the age of 35 to apply for a working holiday maker visa, an increase from 30 years old. This is a significant change for young people from these countries looking to work and holiday in Australia. In addition, all applications for the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa must now be lodged online unless permission is granted for a paper application due to special circumstances.