Monday, September 29, 2014

Latest News on Immigration to Australia

Latest news on immigration to Australia.

Australia and Portugal sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement

On 25 September 2014, Australia and Portugal announced that a new Work and Holiday arrangement for youth mobility was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries.

This arrangement, when brought into effect, will allow up to 200 young adults from Portugal and up to 200 young adults from Australia to enjoy a holiday in each other's country, during which they may undertake short term work and study.
In the coming months, Australia and Portugal will work closely together to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes to bring this visa into effect. The work and holiday arrangement will not commence until a start date has been agreed by both countries.
When a commencement date has been announced, eligible young adults from Portugal and Australia will be able to apply for this visa.                                                                                                          

*Scam website -

We have become aware of a fraudulent website that claims to provide genuine migration services to Australia.
The scam is an offer of a five-year eVisa with a USD4700 fee. It directs individuals to travel to Thailand, where a representative from the supposed organisation receives the payment and provides travel documents to Australia. There is no contract or any agreements between Australian Government Immigration Department and any migration agencies to provide such services to clients seeking to migrate to Australia. Protect yourself by using a registered migration agent.
For information on how to identify this scam, see migration related scams.
For more information on migration fraud, and how to protect yourself from it, seemigration fraud.
For information on using a registered migration agent, visit


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