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Partner Visas 2021: Fast Tracked Processing Times

2021-06-23T12:55:18+10:00June 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With a record number of Partner Visa places included in the 2020/2021 Migration Program and again for the new Migration Program year for 2021/2022, partner visa applicants can anticipate fast-tracked processing times for partner visas to continue for the year ahead. Partner Visa eligibility A person may be considered the partner of an [...]

Employer Sponsored Visas 2021

2021-06-16T15:23:37+10:00June 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

While the employer-sponsored visa is still an option for Australian businesses seeking to sponsor workers for either a temporary or permanent position, changes to requirements and policy guidelines implemented in a post-COVID economic climate mean that the Australian Government will carefully assess that a genuine need exists for an overseas employee to fill the position.  [...]

Australian Immigration Visa Program 2021/2022

2021-06-16T15:23:49+10:00May 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Australian Government has announced that the Migration Planning levels for the 2021/2022 year will remain unchanged from last year at 160,000 places but the breakdown of who will make up the migration places this year continues to look very different in a post-COVID climate. The post COVID approach to Australian Immigration planning highlights a [...]

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

2021-06-16T15:24:11+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

2021-06-16T15:24:24+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 2021: Best Practice Tips

2021-07-05T16:05:56+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 $7,850.00 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 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 [...]

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