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.

All agents of the Australian Migration Advisory possess a minimum of 10 years experience as Registered Migration Agents and have a success rate greater than 95% across all application types.

Legislation Changes

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 Visa

Instead, these visas have been replaced by the subclass 500 visa.

Important Notices

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.