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31st October 2019

Regional Visa Update

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.
9th September 2019

Immigration to Australian: The Visa Changes

 As an authorised migration agent and visa consultant for over 19 years, Australia Migrate has gathered a list of the visa changes that came into effect starting July 1st 2019, which will affect...
12th August 2019

Australia Launches Working Holiday Visa for Malaysians

Malaysians looking to stay in Australia for up to three years can now make their dreams come true, starting July 2019, Malaysians can now stay longer than they were ever allowed in Australia under the new working holiday visa scheme, allowing Malaysian backpackers and travellers to come to Australia and work for 3 years if they wish to.
7th June 2019

Visa Application Fee Increase 1 July 2019

From 1 July 2019 there will be an increase in visa application charges The department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses.
6th June 2019

Two New Visas for Regional Australia

The new skilled regional provisional visas will be for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia. There will be two new skilled regional provisional visas introduced in November 2019: 1. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. 2. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa: for people who are nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible family member to live and work in regional Australia.
9th 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).
9th 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.
9th 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.
15th 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.
15th 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.
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