Online lodgement now available on MRT-RRT website: Online lodgement now available on MRT-RRT websi

Online lodgement now available on MRT-RRT website: Online lodgement now available on MRT-RRT website Online lodgement of new applications for review by the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal (the tribunals) is available on the tribunals’ website. Online lodgement is a convenient service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Applications can…

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DIBP( Department of Immigration and Border Protection) reminder: Appointment service for agents to l

DIBP( Department of Immigration and Border Protection) reminder: Appointment service for agents to lodge applications in person no longer available!!! DIBP no longer offer an appointment service in Client Services for agents to lodge applications in person. Links still appear on the Agents Gateway, but are no longer operational. The only appointments DIBP have in…

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UPCOMING CHANGES FROM 22 March 2014 TO STREAMLINED UNIVERSITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDENT VISA. Th

UPCOMING CHANGES FROM 22 March 2014 TO STREAMLINED UNIVERSITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDENT VISA.

The Instrument includes the addition of eligible education providers, the addition of educational business partners, removal of some educational business partners and updating the details of some eligible education providers and educational business partners already specified.
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UPDATED LIST FOR ACT STATE SPONSORSHIP FROM 24TH FEB 2014 The 2014 ACT Occupations List has been up

UPDATED LIST FOR ACT STATE SPONSORSHIP FROM 24TH FEB 2014 The 2014 ACT Occupations List has been updated and comes into effect on 24 February 2014. Applications for ACT nomination submitted before 24/02/14 will be assessed against the old August 2013 Occupation List. Occupations verified before 24/02/14 will still have 30 days to lodged the…

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BUPA new DIBP provider of health assessment and other services. The Department has announced Bupa a

BUPA new DIBP provider of health assessment and other services. The Department has announced Bupa as the successful tender applicant for provision of comprehensive health services from 25 May 2014 to 24 May 2017. Bupa will replace Medibank Health Solutions in providing: visa medical examinations and assessments onshore; provision of Fitness to Travel, Fitness to…

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LABOUR MARKET TESTING FOR 457s – Evidence must accompany nomination application (at the time of ap

LABOUR MARKET TESTING FOR 457s – Evidence must accompany nomination application (at the time of application criteria). Labour Market Testing (LMT) evidence must accompany 457 nomination applications. Nominations are currently being refused if LMT evidence is not provided with the application. The Department is strictly applying the relevant sections of the Migration Act and Policy.…

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FROM 22ND MARCH 2014 CLIENT NEEDS TO PAY SURCHARGE ON CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR DEPARTMENT FEES. From

FROM 22ND MARCH 2014 CLIENT NEEDS TO PAY SURCHARGE ON CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR DEPARTMENT FEES. From 22 March 2014, the Department is implementing changes to enable the recovery of credit card merchant fees from clients via a surcharge on credit card payments for visa application charges (VACs) and other fees and charges. The surcharge…

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Online partner sponsorship application technical problems Technical Support advises a large number

Online partner sponsorship application technical problems Technical Support advises a large number of reports of difficulties with the online partner sponsorship application. While there are acknowledged technical issues with the system in general, Technical Support asks clients to check they are entering the correct information. If the application is failing at page 4, it is…

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