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Travel Restriction Exemption Portal

Travel Restriction Exemption Portal

The Department of Home Affairs ( DHA) has introduced a portal for people who need a travel restriction exemption. You should use the Portal if you are subject to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions and wish to travel to ​or out of Australia because you: are an...

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Unfavourable Information – Natural Justice Letter

Unfavourable Information – Natural Justice Letter

When you apply for an Australian visa with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), you must provide accurate and honest information. The Department has many measures in place to check all information provided by the applicant and sponsors.  The Department may refuse...

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Child Dependent Case Win at Full Federal Court

Child Dependent Case Win at Full Federal Court

Putt Legal has successfully represented hundreds of people who have visa applications refused by the Department of Home Affairs. One compelling case was that of Jane*, a British national who applied for a Child Visa after being sponsored by her father who holds both...

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Student Visa Refusal Overturned at Ministerial Intervention

Student Visa Refusal Overturned at Ministerial Intervention

Putt Legal work tirelessly to help people who have had an unfavourable decision made by delegates of the Department of Home Affairs. One such decision was that of Vaishali, who had her student visa application refused and her appeal dismissed. Vaishali sought Putt...

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Case Linda Oppel V Minister

Case Linda Oppel V Minister

South African Grandmother Avoids Deportation Linda Oppel came to Putt Legal seeking help with a refused Remaining Relative (Subclass 835) visa application. Linda had decided to take her case to the Minister for Immigration because she believed she had compassionate...

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Can my permanent Australian residency be revoked?

Can my permanent Australian residency be revoked?

CAN MY PERMANENT AUSTRALIAN RESIDENCY BE REVOKED?Obtaining a permanent residency visa for Australia can be a long gruelling process. Once you finally receive that long-awaited grant email from the Department of Home Affairs, you may feel that your status is genuinely...

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NEW SKILLED REGIONAL VISAS ARE HERE!

NEW SKILLED REGIONAL VISAS ARE HERE!

NEW SKILLED REGIONAL VISAS ARE HERE!On 16 November 2019 the Department of Home Affairs commenced two new skilled regional visas, both of which have a pathway to permanent residence: Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa - Subclass 494 Skilled Work...

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Recent Changes to Australian Visas

Recent Changes to Australian Visas

Recent Changes to Australian VisasListed below are some changes recently announced by the Federal Government and the new arrangements for the skilled migration visa applications. CHANGES TO POINT-BASED SKILLED MIGRATION Australia’s skilled migration program is a...

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Being a 457 holder in a TSS world

Being a 457 holder in a TSS world

Being a 457 holder in a TSS worldSince the March 2018 changes to the Temporary Work visa program were rolled out, Putt Legal has been approached by a number of current and prospective clients who already hold subclass 457 visas, and want to know what these changes...

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Bridging Visa B (BVB)

Bridging Visa B (BVB)

Bridging Visa B (BVB)This article explains the need for making Bridging Visa B applications if you have applied for a visa in Australia, or are applying a visa refusal/cancellation to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), and need to travel overseas briefly. If...

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TSS visa update

TSS visa update

TSS visa updateCurrent and prospective applicants for skilled visas will have been keenly awaiting the Department’s announcement of the implementation date for the TSS visa and other changes to the permanent employer-sponsored program. The date for these changes has...

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MANDATORY CHARACTER CANCELLATION HERE TO STAY

MANDATORY CHARACTER CANCELLATION HERE TO STAY

MANDATORY CHARACTER CANCELLATION HERE TO STAYIf you have been following our blog posts, you will recall that we have previously written about the "mandatory cancellation power" introduced into the Migration Act in December 2014.  Specifically, section 501(3A) states...

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March 2018 Overhaul of Subclass 457 Programme

March 2018 Overhaul of Subclass 457 Programme

March 2018 Overhaul of Subclass 457 ProgrammeThe implementation of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) scheme to replace the subclass 457 programme is fast approaching. So what will this mean for applicants and employers? 1. On 1 March 2018, the subclass 457 scheme...

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HEALTH WAIVERS IN RELATION TO VISA APPLICATIONS

HEALTH WAIVERS IN RELATION TO VISA APPLICATIONS

HEALTH WAIVERS IN RELATION TO VISA APPLICATIONSAustralian visas & health criteria Australian migration legislation requires that almost all applicants seeking a visa to travel to, or remain in, Australia must meet prescribed health criteria. These criteria are...

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