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Students are not going to gain permanent residency, says Immigration Minister NewZealand Newzealand-News 

Students are not going to gain permanent residency, says Immigration Minister

“There are some expectations from students that they will be able to stay and gain residence. Overwhelmingly though it’s important to keep in mind that they will not gain residence,” said the Immigration Minister. New Zealand has been grappling with the issue of fraud with the student visa applications, forcing the government to order deportation of hundreds of Indian students... Read More
Shorten proposes changes to 457 visas to ‘put local workers first’ Australia Australia News 

Shorten proposes changes to 457 visas to ‘put local workers first’

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has introduced a private member’s bill proposing changes to the temporary skilled migration visa program aimed at giving ‘our own unemployed’ the best chance of securing work. Labor has proposed a raft of changes aimed at tightening Australia’s temporary skilled migration program. The private bill, introduced to parliament by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on Monday,... Read More
Contradictory information on Facebook can lead to visa refusal Australia Australia News 

Contradictory information on Facebook can lead to visa refusal

The immigration department turned down his visa application on the basis of information on the applicant’s Facebook page. The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has ruled that the material on Facebook page of an applicant is “information” that is “evidentiary material”. The ruling has come in the case of a Bangladeshi national seeking the grant of Protection visa in Australia.... Read More
Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration Australia Australia News Points Calculator 

Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration

The changes have come into effect on 10th September with the Department of Immigration also announcing a new visa for entrepreneurs. Making an important change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program, Australia will now give five additional points to students of Australian institutions. The additional points will be available for students with doctorate-level and masters by research... Read More
Australia cancels 60,000 visas in 2015-16 Australia Australia News Countries 

Australia cancels 60,000 visas in 2015-16

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has also informed the senate estimates committee that a new 10-year multiple entry visa will be available by the end of the year. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection canceled more than 60,000 visas in 2015-16, a Senate Estimates Committee has been told this week. Secretary of the Department Michael Pezzullo told... Read More
New law to stop offenders from sponsoring family visas Australia Australia News Countries 

New law to stop offenders from sponsoring family visas

Under the proposed law the sponsors will be scrutinized before visas are issued and those who don’t properly assist the new arrivals will be punished. In a bid to crackdown on serious family violence offenders, a legislation will be again introduced in parliament which will stop them from sponsoring a spouse to obtain an Australian visa, Herald Sun has reported.... Read More
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