Partner Visas: Fast Tracked Visa Processing

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 [...]

2022-04-21T08:45:00+10:00June 16th, 2021|Partner Visa - (Subclasses 820 and 801)|

Employer Sponsored Visas 2021

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. [...]

2022-04-21T08:26:03+10:00June 9th, 2021|Employer Sponsored Visa, Employer Sponsorship|

Australian Immigration Visa Program 2021/2022

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 [...]

Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

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 [...]

Top Tips For New Subclass 482 Visa

On 18 March 2018, the new 482 visa was implemented abolishing the well known 457 visa.  After much speculation about the proposed changes over the last year, here are the top 5 tips for navigating the new 482 visa program to sponsor temporary overseas workers to Australia. Existing approved employer sponsors can continue to [...]

Australian Immigration Law – Is Your Business Complying?

Australian Immigration Law compliance is fast becoming a high priority in the boardroom for Australian businesses given the serious penalties imposed by the Migration Act 1958 both for individuals and companies. Protecting your business starts with knowing your immigration law compliance obligations. Here are some of the key ways to ensure your business is [...]

2022-04-21T08:27:10+10:00May 17th, 2018|Employer Sponsorship Obligations|

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

T the impact of COVID-19 on temporary work visa holders in Australia has resulted in a number of people on 457 / TSS 482 visas either losing their job and looking for a new sponsor within 60 days or being stood down -  trying to survive financially with only access to their superannuation - [...]

2022-04-21T08:27:36+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders|

Coronavirus Update – Options For Temporary Visa Holders In Australia

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 [...]

2022-04-21T08:27:52+10:00July 2nd, 2015|Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders|

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

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

A 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 [...]

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