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22 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Ep 4: Hospitality - A pathway to Australian Permanent Residency
On this episode we sit down with Marie Bobinet, a french native who recently got granted her Australian Permanent Residency. Marie’s story is unique and extremely interesting, especially for anyone embarking on the journey to permanent residency in Australia. We delve into the intricacies of the skilled migration program in Australia and talk about the highs and lows of the visa journey itself. Marie shares some great insights into how she got granted her PR after 8 challenging years and gives you some helpful tips as to what not to do…. so give this one a listen so you can learn from her mistakes ;)Website: migrationblvd.com
28 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Ep 3: Hotel Quarantine in Australia - What’s it really like to spend 14 days confined to a tiny room?
On this episode we take a deep dive into Hotel Quarantine in Australia and discuss everything you need to know about the entire process. We cover topics including; - Arriving in Australia during the COVID 19 pandemic- Surviving 14 days confined to a tiny hotel room- The vast spectrum of COVID symptoms and how it effects everyone differently. - Travel Waivers to enter and leave the country.- The current COVID 19 climate in the US and how differently they are dealing with the pandemic in comparison to Australia- Getting welcomed by the Australian Army upon arrival in Australia.- The uncertainty surrounding Hotel Quarantine and the lack of transparency in the lead up. Website: migrationblvd.com
32 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Ep 2: Migrating to Australia 2020 Wrap-up & What to expect in 2021
As we approach the end of the year, let's take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the more significant events that occurred in relation to COVID 19 and delve deeper into the various measures the Government took in an attempt to combat the spread of the coronavirus. We will also take a look at how this pandemic has effected our immigration policies and the general migration landscape within Australia.A novel Corona Virus was identified in Wuhan, China and reported to the World Health Organisation on 31 December 2019.25 January 2020 - The first case of COVID19 was reported in Australia.Early February - International travel bans for all Aus Citizens and Permanent Residents travelling to and from mainland China.ACT relaxed certain criteria for visa holders who could not meet the ‘Continuous Residence’ criteria because they were somehow affected by COVID.Australia reports its first COVID related death on the 1st of March‘Extreme Measures’ enforced in Victoria on the 10th of March11 March 2020 - Public Health Emergency of International Concern and WHO identified a Global Pandemic.Tom Hanks and his wife test positive for COVID19 in Mid March.Cruise ships dock in Sydney and offload 100’s of infected passengers on the 18th of MarchInternational travel becomes a criminal offence at the end of MarchChanges to onshore working holiday visas were made - Seasonal workers being able to extend their visas for up to 12 months. Temporary skilled and student visa holders would be able to access their superannuation of up to $10,000.COVID Visa Subclass 408 was introducedMid May NSW & VIC closes all nominations for 190 and 491 Visa7 July Victoria announces 6 week lockdownAlan Tudge announces a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) of 17 occupations6 September Federal Budget is announcedTrans-Tasman bubble is announcedCorona Virus ‘Hoax’ in South AustraliaTransitional arrangements for COVID affected visa holders in the 457 TRT stream as well as high income threshold age exemptions18 December The department announces two new and exciting changes to the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) Visas to assist with certain difficulties during COVID19And lots more!I had a lot of fun putting this episode together and found it really interesting to look back at various events that occurred and the effect they had. The thing I found most interesting was to see how close we got to getting this pandemic under control in Australia at so many different points during the year and the obscure incidences that sparked the various outbreaks. I hope you find this episode as interesting as I did when I was gathering the necessary information for it.Website: migrationblvd.com
14 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Ep 1: Intro - New Visa Waivers + Special Arrangements for COVID Affected Visa Holders
Welcome to the first episode of Migration BLVD.In this episode we'll get to know the host of the show Zach Zocher, a student of Australian Migration Law. We'll discuss the latest COVID 19 Visa Waivers and how they will affect the following 'offshore' family visa holders:Child (subclass 101) visaAdoption (subclass 102) visaDependent Child (subclass 445) visaProspective Marriage (subclass 300) visaPartner (subclass 309) visaWe'll also discuss the new transitional arrangements and age exemptions for 457 & 482 Visa holders. We hope you enjoy the first episode! Website: migrationblvd.com
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