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Change of Address: Australian Visa Application Centres in the Philippines


Until 13 June 2014, all Australian visa and citizenship applications can be lodged at Australian Visa Information and Application Centres in Makati or Cebu, operated by Philippines Interactive Audiotext Service Inc (PIASI). Australian visa and citizenship applications released by the Australian Embassy Visa Office prior to […]

By |June 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

De Facto Partner Visas, What You Need to Know

If you are planning to bring your de facto partner to Australia, here is what you need to know!  You must prove to the DIBP that you have been in this de facto relationship for a minimum of one year before you apply for the visa.

You can apply to bring in your de facto partner […]

By |April 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

It’s Perfectly Clear What Is Now Taking Over As the Main Driver of Australia’s Economic Growth — Population.

In the 1990s, it was the productivity growth that resulted from the micro-economic reforms of the Hawke government. In the 2000s, it was the increase in commodity prices resulting from Chinese demand.

Productivity growth finished long ago, and the investment boom is coming to an end now. Although mining and energy exports will continue to support […]

By |April 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

PR/Permanent Resident – What You Need to Know!

Hi all, this month we are talking about Permanent Residence and how to get it-remember to contact us for all your Australian visa needs.

Over the years we have deployed thousands of workers to Australia and have assisted many in becoming permanent residents (PR) after two years of working in Australia. Helping Filipino workers get PR […]

By |March 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady As Job Creation Soars

AUSTRALIA’S jobs market roared back to life in February, generating almost 50,000 new jobs, more than enough to offset announced high-profile losses at Qantas, Alcoa, Holden and Toyota.

An increase in the number of people looking for work helped keep the national unemployment rate unchanged at 6 per cent for the second month in a row […]

By |March 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Cash to Stir New Row on 457 Visas

EMPLOYERS will gain a new chance to scale back Labor’s controversial limits on skilled worker visas when the Abbott government moves today to reignite a political row over the 457 visa program.

The government will name an expert panel to investigate competing claims that the visa program is beset by rorts that punish workers and […]

By |February 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Foreign Skilled Workers On the Rise Despite Crackdown on 457 Visas (03 February 2014)

from Herald Sun News, 30 October 2013, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/foreign-skilled-workers-on-the-rise-despite-crackdown-on-457-visas/story-fni0fiyv-1226749978434

The number of foreign skilled workers in Australia on 457 visas has risen, despite a crack down on the system by the former Labor government.

New figures show that there were more than 110,000 457 workers here as of September 30, up 12 per cent on the same time last […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Facebook Ads Meet 457 Visa Test

(From the Australian, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/facebook-ads-meet-457-visa-test/story-fn59noo3-1226763796537#)

EMPLOYERS will need to advertise only on Facebook or their own company website as proof they have sought Australians to fill jobs before applying to bring in foreign workers.

Under 457 visa guidelines issued by the Immigration Department, employers will not be required to provide records of interviews with Australian job applicants or copies […]

By |November 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Coalition Vows to End ‘Union Red Tape’ for Faster 457 Visas (16 October 2013)

(From the Australian, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/coalition-vows-to-end-union-red-tape-for-faster-457-visas/story-fn9hm1gu-1226741266915?sv=8005032f2fb684061985ff152f7235e9)

THE Abbott government has vowed to slash “union red tape” on 457 visas as business steps up its demands for the reversal of Labor’s crackdown on the scheme for bringing foreign skilled workers to Australia.

In a closed-door speech yesterday, Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott advocated the dumping of Labor’s […]

By |October 16th, 2013|News|0 Comments

The News on 457 Visas and Sponsorships (03 October 2013)

Lots To Note This Month! First with the election of the new government there is a move afoot to stop the implementation of one of the most onerous and ill-considered parts of the rushed July 1 regulation and legal amendments to the Migration Act.  Labour Market Testing, or LMT, was included in this shambolic and […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|News|0 Comments