Inside track: Immigration

07 November 2018

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Permanent residence pathway for retirees
From 17 November 2018 holders of a Subclass 405 Investor Retirement visa or a Subclass 410 Retirement visa may be eligible to apply for one of the parent visa subclasses without needing to meet the balance of the family test (29 October 2018).  More...

Working Holiday visa age increase
Great news for Irish and Canadian citizens with the upper age limit for a Working Holiday visa increasing to 35 from 1 November 2018.  More...

Three year Working Holiday visas
There is more great news for Working Holiday visas and Work and Holiday visas. 

In summary:

  • Work and Holiday makers (subclass 462) will be able to undertake regional plan and animal cultivation work in additional priority areas to become eligible for a second year visa 
  • The period that a Working Holiday Maker (subclasses 417 and 462) is permitted to work for the same agricultural employer will increase from six months to 12 months
  • A third year option will be available to Working Holiday Makers (subclass 417 and 462) who, from 1 July 2019 onwards complete six months of regional work in the second year.  More...


Rachel Drew, Partner 
T: +61 7 3135 0617 
E: rachel.drew@holdingredlich.com 

Rebecca Macmillan, Registered Migration Agent
T: +61 7 4230 0412
E: rebecca.macmillan@holdingredlich.com

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