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About the Migration Blog

The Immigration & Citizenship Policy Division of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) is responsible for managing the policies which relate to temporary entry, permanent migration to Australia and citizenship. The temporary entry and permanent migration program comprises a number of visas including family, tourist, student, skilled and other work visas.

This blog aims to provide you with information and updates on issues relating to the work of our division.  We hope that this information will provide you with more context for the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of our policies.

If you are seeking information on visa options and how to apply you should visit our website.

Contacting Us

We encourage readers to engage through comments on blog posts where comments are enabled.   For any post with comments enabled, the comments will remain open for 7 days, and we will endeavour to respond to all new queries during this time. You should refer to our comments policy before commenting.

The blog is not the appropriate contact point for individual visa enquiries or specific case questions. If you are enquiring about an individual visa case, or any other departmental matter, please refer to the Department’s Contact Us page.

You may also be interested in visiting the Department’s Facebook page and Twitter account.