Witnessing your Statutory Declarations for partner visa applications

Witnessing your Statutory Declarations for partner visa applications

As of 18 September 2018, your migration agent Australia can now witness your Australian Statutory Declarations. This is great news if you are lodging a partner visa Australia application in Byron Bay and need your relationship declarations and Form 888s witnessed – your RMA can take care of it for you now as part of your application. No more special trips down to the Byron Bay Courthouse to have forms...
Why you shouldn’t apply for your Australian working holiday visa yet…

Why you shouldn’t apply for your Australian working holiday visa yet…

In March 2018, the Australian government implemented minimum work experience requirements for most work visas. The new TSS visa requires at least 2 years of paid, full-time, highly relevant work experience, and the employer nomination scheme and regional scheme both now require at least 3 years of experience. The subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa allows certain Diploma graduates to apply for an 18-month unrestricted work visa, and Degree level...
Study and work in Byron Bay … the Temporary Graduate visa

Study and work in Byron Bay … the Temporary Graduate visa

At BBMA, we are education agents as well as Registered Migration Agents. We know the student visa Australia legislation and – most importantly – which local courses meet the requirements for a Temporary Graduate visa upon graduation. There are only a few courses locally that meet the Australian Study Requirement and qualify you for the Temporary Graduate visa upon completion of your studies. Most of the local courses are...
I have applied for a partner visa. Am I eligible for Medicare?

I have applied for a partner visa. Am I eligible for Medicare?

Applicants who apply onshore for a partner visa Australia are eligible to apply for Medicare. You will need to apply in person at a Medicare office and take with you: the acknowledgement letter you received from the Department, a copy of your Bridging Visa A grant notice your passport. An important consideration is when your Bridging Visa A becomes active. For example, if you are currently on a student...
Working Holiday visa age limit increase for Canadians

Working Holiday visa age limit increase for Canadians

The Department has announced that the Working Holiday Visa (WHV) age limit has been increased from 30 to 35 for Canadians. From 1 November 2018, Canadian applicants up to and including those who are 35 years of age, will be eligible to apply for the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa. As of today’s date, the age limit remains at 30 for all other WHV and Work and Holiday visa...