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Muhammad Rizwan

Support for International Students: Government Announces Five Major Changes to Student Visa

A joint media statement released today from MP Alan Tudge (Acting Minister for Immigration) and MP Dan Tehan (Minister for Education) have announced five major changes to student visas. As per the media statement, they are: The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when borders re-open, students… Continue reading Support for International Students: Government Announces Five Major Changes to Student Visa

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2020/21 Financial Year Migration Program Planning & Delivery

There have been further updates from the Department in regards to the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the 2020-21 Migration Program. The latest from the Department as per below: The Department has indicated that migration policies will need to be carefully calibrated to ensure employment opportunities for Australians, support for critical industries and to position… Continue reading 2020/21 Financial Year Migration Program Planning & Delivery

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Temporary Suspension of Skilled Migration as a Result of COVID-19

The health crisis has caused a number of unprecedented changes to the Australian Migration Program and this is set to persist as the Department of Home Affairs continues to closely monitor the health situation to decide how migration and visa settings are implemented moving forward. The latest major announcement is the temporary suspension of the… Continue reading Temporary Suspension of Skilled Migration as a Result of COVID-19

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Migration Halted: COVID-19 & the Australian Economy

Experts have expressed growing concern over how the Australian economy will recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as immigration comes to a standstill due to travel restrictions and worldwide border closures. According to federal government statistics, almost 300,000 temporary visa holders have left Australia since the beginning of the year and there are estimates that the… Continue reading Migration Halted: COVID-19 & the Australian Economy

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief fund for Victorian International Students

The Andrews Government have just announced a $45 million fund for international students in Victoria facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. These payments are being delivered in partnership with Victoria’s tertiary sector, working on top of the existing range of relief programs offered by the State’s universities and education providers. What can I… Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief fund for Victorian International Students

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Citizenship Ceremonies to be Held Online to Curb Spread of COVID-19

Acting Minister for Immigration, Alan Tudge, announced that the government will conduct Australian citizenship ceremonies online via a secure video link, enabling the continuation of citizenship processing during the current health crisis. The Department of Home Affairs have begun trialling one-on-one ceremonies for applicants already approved. Those without access to the internet will be supported… Continue reading Citizenship Ceremonies to be Held Online to Curb Spread of COVID-19

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COVID-19 & Your Visa Options

Dear Clients & Friends, As of noon 06 April 2020, Australia has registered 5,687 COVID-19 cases, with 39 fallen victim to this virus which has so quickly changed the world we live in, perhaps, forever. Australia is fortunate so far to not be seeing the number of deaths that other countries such as Italy, Spain… Continue reading COVID-19 & Your Visa Options

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COVID-19, Travel Ban & What This Means For Your Visa

Dear Valued Clients, The situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia is unfolding daily and as we wake up each day to more draconian measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19, our hearts go out to all our industry partners, colleagues, clients in the many industries absolutely devastated by the pandemic and our students… Continue reading COVID-19, Travel Ban & What This Means For Your Visa

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Kathy and Gloria were amazing. Very responsive and helped me a lot to get my permanent residency. Also the price that they charge is so little compare to other migration agent and the service is excellent. I would definitely go again with them for myself or other members of my family.

Sanja Markoska
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Kathy Liu helped me so much this year. She answered all my questions promptly and effectively as well as providing emotional support during the pandemic. I received my permanent residency yesterday and she shared my joy. I definitely recommend her services!

Calamacat 2
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It is so refreshing to speak to a migration agency who is willing to listen to you and readily provide you with useful information for a simple question without even discussing fees. What great customer service! We will be definitely engaging with Southern Stone for our future application.

Sarah Coherny
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Thank you Gloria for helping me with my inquiries. I would recommend your services to all my friends and relatives.

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