Change in Processing time
July 22, 2020

The Department of Home Affairs has released information detailing that some visa processing times have been affected due to COVID19. This means that visa applications may take more time to finalise. Moreover, there may be no indication of estimated processing times for all visas. Usually visa processing times are updated monthly, indicating a timeframe for

Positive Changes to Student Visas; Supporting International Students during COVID19
July 21, 2020

On 20 July 2020 the Hon Ministers Alan Tudge and Dan Tehan released a joint media statement outlining that the Morrison Government will arrange changes for student visa applicants and student visa holders who have been impacted by the COVID-19 travel restrictions. The joint media release notes the following positive changes: The Government will recommence

GSM and Business visa program closed for 2019/20 financial year; What you should do whilst you wait for GSM
July 20, 2020

Nomination quotas for States and Territories have not been allocated by the Australian Government yet, for the 2020-2021 program year. On 1 July 2020 it was announced that the State and Territory nomination program will remain closed until the Australian Government allocates nomination quotas to each State and Territory for the 2020-2021 program. It has

Migration Ceiling retained at 160,000 places
July 16, 2020

Currently, because of COVID19, visa processing is said to be delayed and State nominations have been halted because the Government has not allocated quotas. Despite these setbacks the Australian Government has announced that: Until otherwise advised, the existing 2019-20 Migration Program settings will continue to remain in place. This means the 2020-21 planning ceiling will