Daily Immigration Advice http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/categories/listings/daily-immigration-advice Sun, 28 Feb 2016 02:47:46 +0000 en-gb 18 new occupations added to South Australian State Nominated Occupations lists http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/18-new-occupations-added-to-south-australian-state-nominated-occupations-lists http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/18-new-occupations-added-to-south-australian-state-nominated-occupations-lists For applicants who may need a state sponsorship, then you’ll be please to note that SA has added 18 new occupations to their list. Take a look at the list below and then contact us at admin@ozvisaconsultants.com to see if you are eligible.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:53:32 +0000
New Credit Card Surcharge for Visa Applications http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/new-credit-card-surcharge-for-visa-applications http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/new-credit-card-surcharge-for-visa-applications Up until now, we have been spared any surcharges when paying for visas through credit card transactions; however,r due to cost impositions on the immigration department they have introduced a modest charge for applicants who choose to pay via credit card.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:46:53 +0000
Exit requiremements - Philippine Nationals http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/exit-requiremements-philippine-nationals http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/exit-requiremements-philippine-nationals There are guidelines on departure formalities for all international bound Philippine nationals.

For tourists travelling abroad you will need to provide the following:

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:11:19 +0000
NEW LAW FOR IDENTIFY FRAUD – TEN YEAR EXCLUSION PERIOD http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/new-law-for-identify-fraud-ten-year-exclusion-period http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/new-law-for-identify-fraud-ten-year-exclusion-period NEW LAW FOR IDENTIFY FRAUD – TEN YEAR EXCLUSION PERIOD

The following information on changes to the Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 is provided by Identity Branch and is for registered migration agents only and not for external distribution or publication.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:07:47 +0000
Capping of number of grants of Protection Visas http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/capping-of-number-of-grants-of-protection-visas http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/capping-of-number-of-grants-of-protection-visas New Legislative Instrument IMMI 13/156 [F2013L02038] Migration Act 1958 - Determination of Granting of Protection Class XA Visas in 2013/2014 Financial Year specifies that the number of Protection (Class XA) visas that may be granted in the financial year 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 is 1650.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:24:41 +0000
Warning to avoid unauthorised departmental website http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/warning-to-avoid-unauthorised-departmental-website http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/warning-to-avoid-unauthorised-departmental-website The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has warned web users to be aware of an unauthorised website posing as an official departmental site.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:04:57 +0000
Changes to the Subclass 457 program http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/changes-to-the-subclass-457-program http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/changes-to-the-subclass-457-program Employer Sponsored Workers

The purpose of the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa program is to allow employers to fill short to medium term skill shortages by recruiting qualified workers from outside of Australia when they cannot find the same skilled workers locally. 

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:41:31 +0000
Important Student Visa Changes to Assessment Levels from Early 2014 http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/important-student-visa-changes-to-assessment-levels-from-early-2014 http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/important-student-visa-changes-to-assessment-levels-from-early-2014 Following the release the Review of the Student Visa Assessment Level Framework 2013 Report the Government has announced a proposed simplification of the Student Visa Assessment level Framework which would include:

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:18:25 +0000
Warning About Dodgy Migration Agents http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/warning-about-dodgy-migration-agents http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/warning-about-dodgy-migration-agents Visa applicants have been warned again to avoid unscrupulous migration agencies targeting people interested in migrating to Australia, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said today.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:12:48 +0000
Free Tourism Australia Smart Phone Application http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/free-tourism-australia-smart-phone-application http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/free-tourism-australia-smart-phone-application Tourism Australia has a new-and-improved 'There's Nothing Like Australia' application for iPhone and Android phones.  The app provides you with all the information you need to make your stay down under an life-changing trip.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:07:49 +0000
Student visa numbers returning to sustainable growth http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/student-visa-numbers-returning-to-sustainable-growth http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/student-visa-numbers-returning-to-sustainable-growth  Statistics released in the annual Student Visa Program Trends report show that student visa numbers have experienced a return to sustainable growth in the last two years. This is part of a broader trend during the past 10 years from 2003.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:37:21 +0000
Work and eligibility arrangements for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/work-and-eligibility-arrangements-for-the-temporary-graduate-subclass-485-visa http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/work-and-eligibility-arrangements-for-the-temporary-graduate-subclass-485-visa The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa offers a great opportunity for recently graduated international students to gain valuable work experience after completing their studies. This work experience helps develop the skills graduates gained during their studies and also makes them more employable upon return to their home country.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:27:24 +0000
Post-Study Work Arrangements for International Students. http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/post-study-work-arrangements-for-international-students http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/post-study-work-arrangements-for-international-students Changes have been made to the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa to introduce new post-study work arrangements for certain graduates of an Australian bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:16:45 +0000
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison MP - Speech at today's MIA Conference http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/immigration-minister-scott-morrison-mp-speech-at-today-s-mia-conference http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/immigration-minister-scott-morrison-mp-speech-at-today-s-mia-conference Minister for Immigration & Border Protection

Scott Morrison

Monday, 21 October 2013

Address to the Migration Institute of Australia National Conference, Canberra

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:07:07 +0000
Subclass 457 Temporary Working Visa http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/subclass-457-temporary-working-visa http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/subclass-457-temporary-working-visa Daily Immigration Advice from our Principal Migration Consultant in Cagayan De Oro, Geoffrey Ward.

SUBCLASS 457 TEMPORARY WORKING VISA
Australia's 457 visa program allows skilled workers of many backgrounds to be sponsored by an Australian employer on a 4 year visa. 

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000
Privileges of Australian Citizenship http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/privileges-of-australian-citizenship http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/privileges-of-australian-citizenship Daily Immigration Advice from our Principal Migration Consultant in Cagayan De Oro, Geoffrey Ward.

Privileges of Australian Citizenship 

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000
Which is the Best? Permanent Visa or Student Visa? http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/which-is-the-best-permanent-visa-or-student-visa http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/entry/which-is-the-best-permanent-visa-or-student-visa Daily Australian Immigration Advice from our Principal Migration Consultant in Cagayan De Oro, Geoffrey Ward.

Often I am asked whether a student visa is the best visa for Australia for every client and does it guarantee Permanent Residence. For the first part of the question, the short answer is no, not in every case, and for the latter part an unequivocal no, as there are no absolute "guarantees" in Immigration law, and quite often in life itself.

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geoff@mendozamigration.com.au (Geoffrey Ward) Daily Immigration Advice Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000