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Australian Partner Visa Fee Increase 1 July 2021: Best Practice Tips

Australians desiring their overseas partner to live with them in Australia will pay a Partner Visa Application Charge of AUD $7,850.00 to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) from 1 July 2021. Partner Visa costs are now higher than most other types of visas for Australia, except for the [...]

Regional Employer Sponsored Migration: 5 Reasons Why It Could Be Your Best Australian Visa Option

Australian Government announcements to enact new visa options from November 2019 for migrants to live, work and study in regional Australia means that there has never been a better time for highly skilled applicants to migrate to regional Australia. The new visa options provide a clear pathway for high [...]

Best Australian Immigration Options 2019-2020

Australia’s migration planning levels for 2019 - 2020 have been reduced from 190,000 to 160,000 with the Skilled Migration Program retaining almost 70% share of the total visa places available. The allocation of existing and the implementation of new skilled visa subclasses, within the Skilled Migration Program, will have [...]

What occupations can employers sponsor for under the Skilled Occupation Lists?

Australian businesses looking to sponsor employees, either for a temporary visa or Australian permanent residence, are able to sponsor individuals for eligible skilled occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List. Effective 18 March 2018, there are now several different Skilled Occupation Lists prescribed under Australian immigration law for [...]

New Regional Skilled Migration Proposal:City Migration Ban

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge, has announced plans for the Government to introduce new visa conditions that require skilled migrants to live and work outside popular metropolitan areas such as Melbourne and Sydney. So which visas could be affected by the proposed 5 year metropolitan migration ban, and [...]

New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Sponsors

The Australian Government has now passed important new legislation to establish a Skilling Australians Fund, administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET), to support skills development of Australians.  The Skilling Australians Fund replaces the outgoing Sponsorship Training Benchmark Obligations applicable under the 457 program, requiring employers to spend at [...]

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