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COVID-19: Impact On Temporary Work 457/TSS Visa Holders Australian Permanent Residence (PR) Options?

2020-04-21T18:52:54+10:00April 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The impact of COVID-19 on temporary work visa holders in Australia has left a number of people on 457 / TSS 482 visas either having lost their job and looking for a new sponsor within 60 days, or stood down trying to survive financially with only access to their superannuation while Australian employers work to [...]

Coronavirus Update – Options For Temporary Visa Holders In Australia

2020-06-17T14:58:27+10:00April 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 4 April 2020, an announcement by the Acting Minister for Immigration set out the approach to be taken in respect of the 2.17 million temporary visa holders in Australia affected by the coronavirus health and economic crisis. Outlined in a detailed statement on 4 April 2020, the overriding message from Acting Minister Tudge is [...]

482 TSS Visa: 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Sponsoring An Overseas Employee

2020-03-27T14:39:29+11:00August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

To avoid common pitfalls and optimise your chances of success, ask these 5 key questions before commencing the 482 TSS sponsorship process. 1. What occupation code should I use when sponsoring for the 482 TSS? Standard Business Sponsors can only sponsor for occupations on the 482 TSS Skilled Occupation List.  Some occupations are not [...]

Australian Partner Visa Fee Increase 1 July 2019: Best Practice Tips

2019-07-25T10:04:08+10:00July 24th, 2019|Tags: , |

Australians desiring their overseas partner to live with them in Australia will pay a Partner Visa Application Charge of AUD $7,715.00 to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) from 1 July 2019. Partner Visa costs are now higher than most other types of visa for Australia, except for the Significant and Premium Investor Business Visas [...]

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

2019-07-24T19:13:48+10:00July 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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 calibre skilled migrants to obtain Australian [...]

Best Australian Immigration Options 2019-2020

2019-07-16T20:15:44+10:00July 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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 a significant impact on Australian migration [...]

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

2019-07-10T09:20:15+10:00March 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 each visa type. Different Skilled Occupation [...]

New Regional Skilled Migration Proposal:City Migration Ban

2019-06-24T14:05:36+10:00October 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 how is it likely to operate? [...]

New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Sponsors

2020-03-27T14:33:49+11:00May 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

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 least 1 percent of annual payroll [...]

Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

2019-06-24T14:09:45+10:00May 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

With the introduction of the new subclass 482 visa on 18 March 2018 came more stringent legal requirements to satisfy before making an application and clear powers enabling the Department of Home Affairs to refuse an application where supporting evidence was not provided at the time of application. It was hoped that this decision ready [...]

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