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09 April 2019

Possible introduction of two new skilled regional visas.

The Australian Government announced a new proposal to introduce two new skilled regional provisional visas from November 2019, and one new permanent regional visa from November 2022. This aligns with the Government’s plan to encourage migrants to move to regional Australia (which will be redefined as anywhere outside of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth).

09 April 2019

Commencement of the five-year Subclass 870 sponsored parent (temporary) visa.

On 1 March 2019, Immigration announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019.

09 April 2019

Changes to Partner Visas.

Significant changes are coming to Partner visa applications. This will be in the visa process.  The Department of Home Affairs intends to introduce a separate application for Partner visas and sponsors, which must be lodged and approved before a Partner visa application can be lodged.

15 August 2018

New Labour Market Testing requirements for TSS Visa (Subclass 482)

On August 12th 2018, the new Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa have been officially implemented by the Department of Home Affairs.

15 August 2018

What You Should Know About Skilling Australians Fund (Saf) Levy.

The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy impacts employers sponsoring overseas workers on both temporary and permanent visas. It officially came into force on August 12th 2018.

11 APRIL 2018

The Transitional Arrangements for 457 visa holders to Apply for Permanent Residence

If you held a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 and continue to hold this visa or a 457, TSS, or related bridging visa at time

11 APRIL 2018

Alternative English language tests are accepted by the Department of Immigration

We received various inquiries about English Language Test. The following English language tests are accepted by the Department of Immigration:

11 APRIL 2018

Occupation ceilings for the 2015-16 programme year

Due to high levels of demand, the below three occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year: · ICT Business and

11 APRIL 2018

AUGUST 2015 Recent Policy Update

Since July 2015, Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced a series of policy update, herewith the summary of the major changes: 1. Changes to the SOL & CSOL

11 APRIL 2018

The New CSOL

As part of the Employer Nominated Scheme and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme review process the Government announced the implementation of a single list of occupations to provide a simpler and

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