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Australian Universities to Implement Tougher Screening Methods on International Students

Following previous allegations of fraud amongst student visa applications, the universities are now set to implement even tougher screening measures on international students. Fearing downrating on admitting mediocre students, international students shall be thoroughly screened by Australian universities and will turn them down in case they do not meet their academic standards. Nisidhar Borra, director of a foreign education consultancy ...

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Visa Options To Stay In Australia For Longer Time

There are several ways in which you can extend your stay in Australia. Here are few! Student visa The Australian student visa will allow you to complete a course in Australia. You can book a language course, diploma or a degree course or any other course that you like. You will be entitled to study full time and work part-time ...

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Driving in Australia With an Overseas License

In Australia, rules for driving differ from state to state as well as whether you are a visitor or a permanent resident. While some states require you to carry an International Licence with your current foreign licence, other states request you carry your current foreign driver’s licence together with a formal translation of your licence into English. However, in most ...

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Australian Visa Cancellation a Rising Issue for New Immigrants: Statistics

The number of visa cancellations on character grounds is prominent due to the enforcement of a new section of the Migration Act 1958. This Act brings in new grounds for failing the character test, as well as a new mandatory cancellation provision under section 501(3A). This has lead to a five-fold increase in visa cancellations in the in 2014-2015. This graph ...

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How To Increase Your Chances On Finding A Sponsored Job In Australia?

Are you an overseas candidate looking to be sponsored for a work visa in Australia? Here are a few tips to get you started on your journey: 1. Find out if you qualify for a 457 visa by completing a visa assessment created by an Accredited Migration Agent. 2.There is more than one way to apply for a 457 visa. ...

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An IITian’s student’s visa got denied sparking implications to Indian-Australian relations

Ananth SM, an Indian student from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala was offered a fully funded PhD course by The University of Melbourne, has been denied a visa by Australian government. And the reason which was provided was that he could be involved in the ‘proliferation of weapons of mass destruction’. Now, Ananth SM works as an aerospace engineer and has  graduate from Indian Institute ...

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About 1.5 Lakh visas have been granted by the Australian Commissioner in Delhi!

Over 1.5 lakh visas have been granted by the Australian Commissioner in Delhi, to Indians during the 2015-16 program year, underlining the fast expanding links between the two countries. Harinder Sidhu, Australia’s high commissioner to India said in an interview with SBS said  “It is a landmark achievement. This is the first time ever that we have reached the 150,000-mark in ...

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A New Australian Three-Year Visa For Frequent Indian Travelers

Good news for frequent short-term travellers from India to Australia! A new three-year multiple entry Australian visa for India is to be implemented by July 2016. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu has welcomed a trial of this visa, which will allow frequent short-term travellers to enter Australia multiple times and stay upto three months. Declared while presenting the ...

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Migrating to Australia? Your Guardian Visa Can Get Cancelled Under These Conditions

Looking to get a guardian visa for Australia to look after your young ones? In that case you must remember few conditions that come with such a visa. People with a Guardian visa (subclass 580) have certain conditions attached to their visa to ensure the welfare of the nominated student so that he/she receives appropriate care at all times as ...

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5 Years Continuous Stay Parent Visa in Australia!

The ongoing election campaign has till now seen numerous candidates from different political parties making different promises. Recently, opposition leader Bill Shorten promised to provide permanent visas to almost thirty thousand asylum seekers. He also promised to introduce parent visa which will offer a longer stay to the visiting parents. Many other candidates made promises on similar topics. It is ...

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