Help for students in Australia

Temporary visa holders, including students who need financial support in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19), can count on financial assistance from funds transferred by the Australian Government to the Australian Red Cross. Information on the types of co-financing available in individual states of Australia and how to apply are available at Funding provided by [...]

Students going back to schools

Most schools were closed in Australia approximately 2 weeks before Easter holidays. Decisions when to close and open schools lies in hands of state government with general directions from federal government and Department of Education. Thus  safety of students, teachers and community members is the department's highest priority, with significant drop in new Cov-19 cases, [...]

Coronavirus outbreak will affect waiting time for OFFSHORE Partner visa.

Applicants may have to wait up to two years or even longer to unite with their partners, as processing times stretch for offshore partner visa applications amid coronavirus outbreak. We are already witnessing a drop in the number of partner visa grants since January, a clear indicator that processing times for visa subclass 309 (Partner [...]

2020-05-05T00:34:28+00:00May 1st, 2020|COVID-19, Family visas|

How is Australia’s Northern Territory supporting our international students?

"We care about you. And as a Government we are here to do what we can to help you.” said Chief Minister of the Northern Territory . Worker and Wellbeing Fund, had been launched last Friday. Fund will  ensure international students and other Territorians who are unable to access Centrelink are supported, including with emergency [...]

Symbol of hope during pandemic

Australia’s flag projected on to Swiss Alps in symbol of hope. Australia’s national flag has been projected onto the Swiss Alps in an illuminated message of hope and solidarity during the global coronavirus pandemic. “Since almost a month, we’re illuminating every night the Matterhorn with different symbols, to give the people hope and show our [...]

2020-04-30T03:17:03+00:00April 30th, 2020|COVID-19|

Business visa 132 and 188 nomination in Victoria- paused.

Victoria Nomination Criteria Victoria State Government has announced recently following updates for the Business visa nominations: From Thursday 9 April 2020, Victorias subclass 132 and 188 visa nomination program will be paused for the remainder of 2019-20. This means that no new nomination applications will be accepted. We will continue processing those received prior to [...]

Victoria take care of international students.

International Student Emergency Relief Fund. On 29 April 2020, the Victorian Government announced a $45 million fund to support international students in Victoria facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Interna tional Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide a payment of up to A$1,100 for vulnerable international students who have lost [...]

491 visa on Tasmania changes in TSOL list

The rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 has necessitated temporary changes to eligibility for the Subclass 491: 3A Overseas Applicant (TSOL) nomination category. As of 20 March 2020, applications for this category are temporarily restricted until further notice to occupations listed in the ‘High Demand’ section of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL). Please do not [...]


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