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NEW COVID-19 Pandemic Visa – Subclass 408

NEW COVID-19 Pandemic Visa – Subclass 408

Last Saturday, 4 April 2020, the Australian Government introduced new sub-stream via Subclass 408 (AGEE – Australian Government Endorsed Event) to assist migrants with the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary Activity Visa's new sub-stream will allow foreign nationals who...

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Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders – Update (FAQ)

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Holders – Update (FAQ)

There are various changes happening around us today. We understand you have loads of questions regarding your visa conditions. Here are the temporary changes in measures for TSS visa holders you need to know: You have been Stood down/Reduced Working Hours All TSS visa...

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Australian Immigration Advisor – Novel Coronavirus Updates

Australian Immigration Advisor – Novel Coronavirus Updates

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is all over the news around the globe today. It is very sensitive news and it is important for you to have accurate information to answer all your questions. For instance; How will it affect your immigration or travel to Australia?...

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Pathways for business migration to Australia

Pathways for business migration to Australia

“The market is good when the local people are in it and believe in it and support it. That’s what I want.” – Harry Triguboff, Australian real estate billionaire Net worth (as of 2020): 11.1 Billion USD Triguboff, son of a builder was born in Dalian, Liaoning, Republic...

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Subclass 189 and 190 Visas May Be a Good Option For you!

Subclass 189 and 190 Visas May Be a Good Option For you!

As of last year, the up to date immigration changes by the Australian government was the release of 2 new regional visas. The subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa) replacing subclass 489 and subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored) replacing...

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New Pathway to Permanent Residency – Tasmania Gateway

New Pathway to Permanent Residency – Tasmania Gateway

Tasmania has introduced a new pathway for people who are interested in migrating to Australia on a permanent basis through the introduction of a new visa category for overseas applicants which will allow them to live and work in the state for four years. From the 1st...

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Can I still apply for the 457

Can I still apply for the 457

Can I still apply for the 457? Earlier this year on the 19th April, the Turnbull government announced that it is axing the 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa program. As you can imagine, this announcement had several people panicked believing they are no longer...

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The 457 Changes ARE substantive

The 457 Changes ARE substantive

During the recent 457 abolition news, the opposition leader Bill Shorten has criticised the coalition government on these changes, claiming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull only cares about his own interests with these non-substantive changes. Turnbull pledged...

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SkillSelect Update 2017

SkillSelect Update 2017

The results of the 29 March SkillSelect round have been published. The occupational group ICT Business and System Analysts is now full. Accountants and Software and Analyst Programmers are over 99% full, with most other pro-rata occupations likely to be filled by the...

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457 Visas scrapped

457 Visas scrapped

Reforms to Australia’s temporary sponsored skilled migration programme: In a surprise move, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Federal Government is abolishing the subclass 457 visa. This visa subclass shall be replaced with a new visa...

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What do these 457 Visa changes mean for you?

What do these 457 Visa changes mean for you?

From the 19th April 2017, the Department will progressively intiate more changes to the current and prospective 457 visa holders until March 2018. Changes from July 2017 From the 1st July 2017, the occupation lists STSOL and MLTSSL will be further reviewed based on...

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State reactions to 457 Visa Changes

State reactions to 457 Visa Changes

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she hopes regional hospitals will not suffer from the Federal Government's changes to the 457 visa system. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the Coalition was abolishing the 457 visa system, replacing it with two...

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Updates on Subclass 457

Updates on Subclass 457

Updates on Subclass 457 Occupations such as Store Manager and Retail Manager are tough to get approved unless large-scale chain stores nominate such occupations for market expansion purpose in Australia. An application cannot be rejected solely due to the applicant’s...

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Skilled Occupation List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review

Skilled Occupation List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review

Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review The Department of Education and Training is responsible for providing advice to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL. The SOL identifies occupations that would benefit from...

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Recent announcements for Student visa

Recent announcements for Student visa

Subclass 500 Visa According to the recent announcement by MIA, Student visa will undergo the following changes on 21 March: 1.    Student visa applicant under 18 years of age must submit Form 157N - Nomination of Student Guardian – along with their visa application if...

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Maximum limit reached for Subclass Visa 189

Maximum limit reached for Subclass Visa 189

According to the most recent update, Other Engineering Professionals (2339) and Computer Network Professionals (2631) have reached their ceiling for the current fiscal year, thus impacting the following occupations: This means applicants who have not received...

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2017 Australian Migration Breakdown

2017 Australian Migration Breakdown

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has set aside 190,000 available places for Australia's migration programme. This is in line with previous migration quotas. The breakdown of these available places are as follows: 128,500 places will be available...

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Treasurer Morrison Rejects Cut in Migration

Treasurer Morrison Rejects Cut in Migration

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has stated that Australia's current level of migration is necessary to keep the economy going, given the decline in Australia's working age population. His response comes amidst a fierce debate between the ruling Coalition and the...

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Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer sponsored visas have been a controversial issue since an integrity report was released in September 2014. The 457 visa scheme in particular has come under heavy scrutiny, especially with recent examples of visa abuse such as the 7-Eleven franchise scandal....

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Business Innovation and Investment Visas

Business Innovation and Investment Visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced a new visa stream for the subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment visa, the Entrepreneur visa (188D) in September 2016, which gives new options to business owners and innovators. This is as a...

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457 Visa Abuse Leads to Negative Restrictions

457 Visa Abuse Leads to Negative Restrictions

The 457, 186 and 187 visa subclasses constitute the foundation of Australia’s employment visa system. It’s purpose is to facilitate Australian companies to employ demanded professionals from overseas and deal with the shortage of local labours.  However, it has been...

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General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration

The “Big Three” occupations that were previously favourites- Accountants, ICT Professionals and Engineers are facing increasing hurdles to receive an invitation from SkillSelect. Since 2015, the occupation ceiling which determines the number of GSM visa applications...

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