COVID vaccinations and essential overseas travel

COVID vaccinations and essential overseas travel   The Department’s COVID mini-site has been updated with the following information:   Australian citizens and permanent residents under 50 years of age who have an approved outwards travel exemption in an eligible category are now able to access COVID-19 vaccinations. If you have a travel exemption granted for eligible reasons … Continued

COVID -19 Disaster Payment – Temporary visa holders

This Instrument establishes the legislative authority for government spending on a one-off and time-limited COVID-19 Disaster Payment. The payment is available to assist Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and temporary visa holders who have the right to work in Australia, who have had their hours of work and income significantly affected by the restrictions. Further criteria apply. … Continued

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) – NIL Cost Visa

Australian Government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic event) This is a NIL cost visa!   If you are working in a critical sector – up to 12 months Applicants working in a critical sector: agriculture food processing health care aged care disability care child care or tourism and hospitality If you are not working in a critical … Continued

Federal Budget 2020-21

The 2020-21 Federal Budget contains the following announcements and information related to the Department of Home Affairs and the migration program. The Budget papers predict net overseas migration will be -71,200 less than the 154,000 persons in 2019-20, but is expected to gradually increase to around 201,000 in 2023-24.   Migration Program levels The current Migration … Continued

Breaking news – COVID Concessions for multiple subclasses

Breaking news – COVID Concessions for multiple subclasses   Partners, contributory parent and child visas – Onshore grants announced   We have received information today of the dates when the onshore grant of those subclasses usually granted offshore will commence. From 27 February 2021 (inclusive) the following visas will be able to be granted while the applicant … Continued