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Working Holiday program expansion for Poland.

By |April 1st, 2014|

I’m happy to announce that Working Holiday program expansion is progressing and relevant agreement has just been signed with Poland. The downside is that only 200 places per year will be available for Poles which is quite disappointing number. In New Zealand that started offering Working Holiday program a few years ago for 100 Poles […]

457 Visa – Where to start ?

By |March 14th, 2014|

If you thinking to come to Australia to work, the chances are you will arrive here on 457 visa. In the financial year 2012-2013 over 68,000 457 visas were granted. Out of that number around 40,000 visa holders were granted permanent residence.

Importantly, 457 visa is closely linked to ENS/RSMS (186/187) visas that give you an […]

How do I include a family member in my visa application?

By |January 24th, 2014|

So you have found your right visa but you need to include a family member in your application? Maybe your wife wants to join you? How about bringing your kids with you? Today I would like to answer these and a few other questions. Soon you will see that coming together is not as complicated as […]

Working Holiday program – overview

By |January 8th, 2014|

When people say they are on a ‘working holiday’ visa in Australia it might suggest that there is only one visa for that purpose. Well, that’s not quite right. There are in fact two different visas:

Working Holiday (subclass 417), and

Work and Holiday (subclass 462)

The starting point to check which one applies to you is to […]

Temporary Graduate 485 visa – have a feel of no work restrictions!

By |December 24th, 2013|

Over last couple of years there were not many occasions where the Department of Immigration (DIBP) made visa regulations easier for applicants. Long gone are times when cooks and hairdressers completed 2 year long courses, applied for skill assessment and were granted permanent residency.

In certain areas though DIBP has improved chances for people to work […]

Welcome to my blog!

By |December 8th, 2013|

Welcome to my new blog about Australian visa system. Here you will be able to find useful information about whatever can help you stay legally (or ‘lawfully’ like immigration law likes to call it) in Australia.

You may find it useful whether you need information on to get a new visa that would let you into […]