Registered Immigration Officer Tag http://mendozamigration.com.au/blog-by-geoff-ward/latest Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:02:26 +0000 en-gb 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
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
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