What is a Resident Return Visa (RRV) and How Do They Work?

What is a Resident Return Visa (RRV) and How Do They Work?

A Resident Return Visa (RVV), Subclass 155 & 157, allows Australian permanent residents (not citizens) to travel in and out of Australia as many times as they want until the travel validity expires. An RRV provides travel validity for up to 5 years depending on your circumstances. If you leave Australia after your travel validity […]

Home Affairs Prepare to Revamp Australia’s Immigration System

Australian Immigration Update

Issues with our immigration system and program are splashed across the media this morning, as Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil says the government is already acting on allegations regarding specific people over the exploitation of the visa system. “We are already taking action on these individuals,” she told media this morning. “But I do think […]

Health and Education Sectors to be Prioritised for Processing Skilled Visa Applications

skilled visa processing times

As part of its efforts to improve skilled visa processing times, clear visa processing backlogs and address Australia’s worker shortage, the Australian government has issued new directions for prioritising skilled visa applications. Headlining the changes is a visa processing priority for the health and education sectors. A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs stated, […]

Why Temporary Visa Applicants In Australia May No Longer Require Medical Examinations

Why Temporary Visa Applicants In Australia May No Longer Require Medical Examinations

Australia is trimming its requirements for temporary visa applicants in Australia, to speed up its visa processing system. Temporary visa applicants in Australia will no longer be required to undertake medical examinations, based on their nationality, previous residence and proposed length of stay, in order to meet the health requirement. This new arrangement applies to all […]

Welcome Leanne Cousinery

Leanne Cousinery

Leanne is a passionate Graduate Lawyer, with a keen interest in shaping a “world without borders” through the law.

Australia’s States are Opening Their Doors to More Skilled Migrants

Skilled migration opportunities in each state

Like many developed countries around the world, Australia is currently facing a shortage of skilled migrants to fill workforce demands. In response, states and territories have been easing the conditions of their visa programs to help attract skilled workers from overseas. Here’s a guide to some of the opportunities available. What is state sponsorship? Most […]