Stay Updated on Immigration Changes
The Australian Migration Advisory has been assisting people since 2003. We operate through our Brisbane and Sunshine Coast offices and specialise in providing advice relating to Employer Sponsored, Skilled, Family (including Partner) and Student visa matters.
Whilst providing a streamlined visa application preparation and lodgement service, we also assist our clients who require representation at the AAT or need complex case submissions, such as health, Schedule 3 or sponsorship limitation waivers.
The Department of Immigration ceased accepting applications for the following visa subclassess as of the 2nd of June, 2014:
Subclass 103 - Parent Visa
Subclass 114 - Aged Dependent Relative Visa
Subclass 115 - Remaining Relative Visa
Subclass 116 - Carer Visa
Subclass 804 - Aged Parent Visa
Subclass 835 - Remaining Relative Visa
Subclass 836 - Carer Visa
Subclass 838 - Aged Dependent Relative Visa
The Department of Immigration ceased accepting applications for the following visa subclassess as of the 1st of July, 2016:
Subclass 570 - Independent ELICOS Sector Visa
Subclass 571 - Schools Sector Visa
Subclass 572 - Vocational Education and Training Sector Visa
Subclass 573 - Higher Education Sector Visa
Subclass 574 - Postgraduate Research Sector Visa
Subclass 575 - Non-Award Sector Visa
Subclass 576 - Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector VisaInstead, these visas have been replaced by the subclass 500 visa.
A number of changes have come into effect in 2017 as follows:
Immigration Form changes. For a full list of changes please click here.
Increases to Visa Application Charges (VAC). For a full list of VACs please click here.
The Department of Immigration no longer issues visa labels. Visa holderes and employers may check their visa details on the Department of Immigration's VEVO system.