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Australian Visa Application Fees and Charges 2014

Australian Visa Application Fees and Charges 2014

Australian visa fees and charges rise every year, implemented on the July 1 start of each migration program year. The last significant increase on visa charges occurred in July 2013, when the Australian government approved price increases for skilled visas and partner visas, among others. Unusually, 2013 saw fee increases at other times throughout the [...]

Australian Visa Application: Your Impact on Visa Processing Time

Australian Visa Application: Your Impact on Visa Processing Time

Visa processing time is the average time the Department of Immigration and registered migration companies take to handle visa lodgements up to approval. Considered unique and of equal urgency among all applicants, visa applications are processed using time service standards that are linked to the Portfolio Budget Statements. Simply, the department can only assign migration [...]

National Visas celebrates 10 years of service

National Visas celebrates 10 years of service

This year marks the decade since National Visas was formed as a migration company in Australia. The company had a small beginning, starting in 2004 with a shared office space at an address outside the Melbourne CBD. Then with the skill of its team of registered migration agents, it has grown as a trusted company [...]

4 tips for a smooth Australian visa application

4 tips for a smooth Australian visa application

When it comes to an Australian visa application, you will have to face the important task of gathering various documents. It is important to seek advice if you are unsure what documents are needed to ensure your application is both valid and meets relevant criteria. Experts in Australian migration agree that an application for a [...]

Australia for Chinese visitors

Australia for Chinese visitors

Tourism Research Australia surveyed a group of Chinese visitors in 2013 to share their thoughts on the different aspects of Australian tourism. Undertaken on behalf of Tourism Australia, the study showed that Australia is performing well in capturing its fastest growing inbound tourism market. Below are the significant findings of the study: The research The [...]

Visa update: Travel to Australia made faster

Visa update: Travel to Australia made faster

Department of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has expressed his focus on fast-tracking the processing of certain visas that can either earn revenue to the country or support the union of Australian citizens and their foreign partners. Early in December 2013, there was an update regarding this focus: the partner visa to Australia and the Significant [...]

Coming to Australia with family members

Coming to Australia with family members

Aside from being multi-culturally diverse, Australia also supports family reunion and bonding. The Australian government allows Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens to bring their family members to the country using specific family visas. These visas reunite family members temporarily or permanently depending on the visa conditions, but like other visas, each has [...]

5 truths about arriving in Australia by boat

5 truths about arriving in Australia by boat

The established visa system of Australia requires that people who want to enter the country must do so with the appropriate visa. However, people smuggling remains a standing possibility in the country, so on 19 July 2013, the Australian government signed the Regional Resettlement Agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in order to clarify processes [...]

Australian Visa Application Fees & Charges

Australian Visa Application Fees & Charges

Migration is one of the modes for the Australian government to create revenue. This means that in all Australia visa applications, fees and charges are a major factor to consider; especially given that these costs vary depending on the visa type and the number of parties involved in a single application. Another factor to consider [...]

Beware of fraudulent immigration agents

Beware of fraudulent immigration agents

In Australia, applying for a visa can be a complicated process, but this does not authorise people to commit fraudulent acts with regard to a visa application. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship thus warns intending migrants to be aware of people attempting to defraud potential applicants to Australian immigration. The following information can help [...]

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