Australian Citizenship Update

As reported in previous IMC Immigration updates, on 20 April 2017 the Australian Government announced its intention to make significant changes to the eligibility criteria for Australian Citizenship. This included the requirement that applicants provide evidence of English language competency as well as requiring applicants to have physically resided in Australia for a minimum period of 4 years as Australian Permanent residents.

Read more

Immigration Update

Opportunity for New Zealand Citizens to obtain permanent residence in Australia

On 19 February 2016, in acknowledgement of the special bilateral relationship between Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Government announced a streamlined pathway to Australian permanent residence, for many New Zealand citizens who have been living in Australia for at least five years and shown a commitment and continuous contribution to Australia.

Read more

Immigration Update

Implications of proposed changes to Australian Citizenship

Over the past 4 months since the Turnbull Government announced its intention to change the criteria for Australian Citizenship, our office has been contacted constantly by Australian permanent residents who are likely to be affected by the proposed amendments.

Read more

Australian Immigration

Over the past 4 weeks there have been several announcements which will have a significant impact on Australia’s Immigration program. Although most of the proposed changes require legislative change, some changes have already been made.

Read more