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Australia and Vietnam commence reciprocal work and holiday visa program

Australia and Vietnam commence reciprocal work and holiday visa program

March 17, 2017

Starting March 1, 2017, a total of 200 Australian and Vietnamese citizens aged between 18 and 30 will become eligible to enter Australia and Vietnam under the Work and Holiday Visa program.
DIBP publishes online list of processing times for visa and citizenship applications

DIBP publishes online list of processing times for visa and citizenship applications

March 17, 2017

On 13 March 2017, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) published a list of processing times for various visa types and citizenship application programs. According to the DIBP, the recent move is part of the government’s goal of enhancing customer service by regularly updating client information and making processing arrangements faster and more efficient.
Major changes made to Visitor Visa applications for Chinese Applicants

Major changes made to Visitor Visa applications for Chinese Applicants

February 01, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been introducing some new developments to tourist visa applications for Chinese nationals.

New Work and Holiday agreements with Hungary, Luxembourg and San Marino

New Work and Holiday agreements with Hungary, Luxembourg and San Marino

February 01, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) recently announced that Australia has successfully facilitated reciprocal Work and Holiday Visa agreements with three new countries: Hungary, Luxembourg and San Marino.

Ecuador signs new Work and Holiday agreements with Australia

Ecuador signs new Work and Holiday agreements with Australia

February 01, 2017

On January 19th, 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) announced that Australia signed Work and Holiday Visa agreements with Ecuador.

 Australia introduces 4 new visa subclasses

Australia introduces 4 new visa subclasses

November 16, 2016

According to the Australian government, four new work visas will replace existing visas for work and training & research.
DIBP introduces changes to subclass 462 and 457 visas

DIBP introduces changes to subclass 462 and 457 visas

November 04, 2016

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced changes to two visa subclasses, namely, subclasses 462 and 457.
Updates to lodgement process for Resident Return Visa

Updates to lodgement process for Resident Return Visa

November 04, 2016

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released a new update regarding the lodgement for Resident Return Visa (RRV).
Important Amendments to the Working Holiday Visa

Important Amendments to the Working Holiday Visa

October 20, 2016

On Tuesday, the 27th of September, the Turnbull government released a media statement reflecting the impending changes to the ever-popular Working Holiday Visa.

Australian Visa Changes For Chinese Citizens

Australian Visa Changes For Chinese Citizens

April 29, 2016

Australian visa changes announced for Chinese passport holders.