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Visa & Migration News Roundup – September 2017

Migration News Round Up

With the citizenship changes gaining momentum it’s been an interesting month for visa and migration news in Australia. Here is a round up of the latest news related to migration to Australia.

No Citizenship Transition Period

A Senate committee has been told that there won’t be any transitional period for the proposed new citizenship changes. This means that any application sent from 20 April 2017 will be processed under new rules, if and when they are made legal.

 

How Hard Is The Proposed New English Test For Citizenship?

Could you pass the proposed new English test for citizenship applications? Take a look at some of the questions and format of the test that could be introduced soon.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Australian Citizenship?

Discover 10 things that citizens of Australia can do that permanent residents can’t. So even though you may well have to jump through more hoops soon, it should be worth it!

 

New Citizenship Bill Hits Another Hurdle

Senators have voted narrowly to strike the new citizenship bill off the Senate notice paper unless they offer it for debate by mid October. This is a blow for the coalition government after the vote was narrowly won by 32 – 29 votes. This means that the chance it may not get Senate support has gone up another notch and could be a win for thousands of people who are currently in limbo (including me!) – people who have submitted their citizenship applications since 20 April 2017.

 

Provisional Visas Before Permanent Residency?

Australia is looking at introducing mandatory provisional visas before granting permanent residency visas.

 

What visa and migration news have you heard lately?

Pop your stories and links in the comments below.

 

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