New Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa arrangements for UK passport holders

Australia and the UK have agreed to put in place new arrangements under the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program and Youth Mobility Scheme following entry into force of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (Australia-UK FTA) Commencement of new arrangements: Under the new arrangements: · from 1 July 2023, UK passport holders can apply for […]


This is a permanent visa that allows you to live in Australian permanently. The subclass 888 visa has two Eligibility Streams: The Business Innovation Stream, and The Investor Stream. For applicants whose provisional visa (188 visa) was nominated before 01 July 2021. Business Innovation Stream – 888 visa: Business Activity: You must provide evidence of […]


MIGRATION PROGRAM PLANNING LEVELS | 2023-2024 On 9 May 2023, the Australian Government has announced that the planning level for the 2023-24 permanent Migration Program will be set at 190,000 places. The 2023-24 Migration Program has been designed to address persistent and emerging skills shortages and support the transition to a net-zero emissions economy by […]

Subclass 186 (transition stream) Age Exemptions

Subclass 186 (transition stream) age exemptions: You must generally be less than 45 years of age. Exemptions are, however, available to applicants who meet any of the below: 1. Senior Academic: If you are nominated as a senior academic by a university in Australia, you can be exempt from the age requirement. 2. Scientist, Researcher, […]

What is 866 Protection-visa-for-Australia

Introduction The Immigration Program for Refugees and Persecuted Persons administers the Protection Visa 866. But only those who fit the criteria for refugee immigration are granted this kind of visa by Australia. What Is a Subclass 866 Protection Visa? This visa is for people who arrived in Australia on a valid visa and want to […]

<strong>Top 5 reasons why Partner Visas are refused</strong>

Introduction Do you plan to submit a partner visa application? The best chance of a good outcome and avoiding a partner visa refusal is to be well-informed about the requirements and make sure that you fully address these in your application. In this essay, we outline the primary causes of partner visa denials to aid […]


Introduction You may qualify for a spouse visa, which offers a route to permanent residency in Australia if you are married to an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. In the migration provisions, a spouse visa is referred to as a partner visa because eligibility is not based solely on marital […]

Schedule 3 Requirements for Partner Visas

Introduction If you meet the requirements in Schedule 3 of the Migration Regulations of 1994, even if you do not have a valid visa for Australia at the time your partner visa application is submitted, you may still be granted access. If you have a bridging visa, a criminal justice visa, or an “enforcement visa,” […]

How to win Partner Visa schedule 3 cases

Introduction Schedule 3 Partner Visa – if you are in Australia without a valid visa, you may still apply for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa (click here to learn more). However, at the time of your application you must either: entered Australia: as a holder of Subclass 995 (click here to learn more) or as […]

How to successfully apply for an onshore Protection visa in Australia

Introduction You might be eligible to apply for a Permanent Protection (subclass 866) Visa if you need protection in Australia, are in Australia, and entered the country legally. In conclusion, you might be eligible for this visa if: You have a valid visa and are currently in Australia. Either as a refugee or under Australia’s […]