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Health waiver scheme for skilled migrants – are you eligible?

Australian migration policy has strict rules and guidelines in place to help protect the Australian health system. To be granted a visa, applicants must meet certain health requirements unless a health waiver is available and exercised. Even if an applicant fails to meet the relevant health requirement in limited circumstances, their case may still be…

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Breaking News – Important policy changes to the health requirement

Andrew Woo, Immigration Lawyer/Registered Migration Agent, discusses the recent important policy changes to the health requirement and their implications for those with medical conditions applying for Australian visas.  The Department of Home Affairs has recently amended its policy guidelines in respect of the health requirements, namely Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4005 and PIC 4007 in…

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Bridging Visas in Australia

What You Need to Know About Bridging Visas in Australia

What are bridging visas? Bridging visas in Australia refer to a group of visas generally granted for a temporary period while a substantive visa (any visa that is not a bridging visa or criminal justice visa) holder waits for a new visa to be processed. Visa processing times vary and there can be lengthy delays….

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