GLOMO Blog: Immigration Law, Australian Visa Tips & Advice

Major Shake-Up to Regional Visas

Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa to be replaced by Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa on 16 November 2019. Like the 489 visa, the 491 will be a points-based regional visa requiring sponsorship by a state, territory or family. Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) to be replaced, in part, by Subclass […]

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  • April 8, 2019

New Temporary Parent Visa to be Income Tested

From 17 April 2019 the Department of Home Affairs will start accepting applications to sponsor parents for the new Temporary Sponsored Parent visa. Sponsors will need to have a taxable income of at least $83,454.80 in the most recently completed taxable income year. 

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  • April 5, 2019

Do You Even Need an Immigration Lawyer?

You fancy yourself as being pretty switched on.  You do your own tax return each year.    You’re one of those people who actually enjoys filling in the form for the Census when it comes around (no judgement, I am also one of those people).  And a visa application is really just a bunch of forms […]

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  • April 1, 2019

The “Inside Information” on 400 Series & TSS Employer-Sponsored Visas

Our Principal Lawyer, Ariel Brott, was thrilled to chair a session last week on 400 series and TSS visas at the 2019 Immigration Law Conference in Canberra. Many thanks to the distinguished panellists Sasko Markovski, Colleen Santinon, David Clements and Sonya Boylan. If you’ve ever wondered how the people inside the Department of Home Affairs […]

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  • March 26, 2019

Australia’s Most Business-Friendly Foreign Missions

Have you ever imagined your Australian products being consumed on the banks of the Seine? Have you developed a technology that you just know would change the way business is done in the Pacific Islands? Or perhaps you are a Chinese business, looking to deploy staff in an Australian subsidiary? Quick Navigation Vision Meets ExecutionSo, […]

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  • March 11, 2019

New 5 Year Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa to Commence Shortly

On 1 March 2019, Minister Coleman announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open […]

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  • March 1, 2019

Anatomy of an Immigration Officer: The Subtle Art of Reading Your Case Officer’s Mind

“I probably have mildly sociopathic tendencies” – Christopher Levingston, former Immigration officer The Immigration Department is pretty fond of ethnic (and other) profiling. Immigration officers analyse the behaviours of past visa applicants and visa holders to predict future visa applicant/holder behaviour.  And they adjust their requirements and scrutiny accordingly.    So, we thought we’d turn the […]

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  • February 26, 2019

Should I Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

Is honesty really, like mum said, the best policy?  Where’s the harm in the occasional white lie? It can save the feelings of your significant other if you’re ever asked that godforsaken question: “How do I look?” It might score you a mental health day, if you suddenly and mysteriously develop a 24-hour bug on the day you […]

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  • February 12, 2019

Is Big Immigration Watching You?

It can feel like you’re being bombarded daily with alarming news stories of “Big Brother” surveillance and data breaches.   Google reading email.  Facebook selling data for profit.  Wikileaks spying on government spying on the rest of us.  But what does this have to do with immigration and visa applications?   So much. So much, in fact, that if you’re going […]

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  • February 4, 2019
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