Upcoming changes :  Employer Sponsored Migration

The current 457 visa is due to be replaced by the TSS visa in March 2018.   There are will be two occupation lists for the TSS.  These lists are split into the ‘short’ and ‘medium’ term.    Short term occupations will be issued a visa for two years with no pathway to permanent residency.   Medium term......

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Changes to the 457 visa

The 457 visa programme is due to be replaced by a new visa subclass.   Below we discuss the details and planned time frames for the changes to Australia’s temporary employer sponsored skilled migration programme.   The 457 visa will no longer be available and a new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa will be introduced in March......

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Applications for State Sponsorship Suspended

The Australian migration landscape is constantly changing.  Massive changes to the skilled migration program were announced in April 2017 with further changes due in July 2017 and March 2018.   Many people are still trying to understand the full impact these changes will have on their businesses and skilled visa options.   If you are......

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How to choose a visa agent Perth?

Visa Agent Perth

What qualities are you looking for when choosing a visa agent Perth to manage your migration application?  The Australian migration industry has an unfortunate reputation for providing incorrect, misleading and misguided advice.   Immigration assistance (under section 276 of the Migration Act 1958) is when a person uses or claims to use knowledge of, or experience in,......

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Permanent residency for newly appointed General Manager

Family Migration

Case Overview Our client was working for his employer based out of their UK office.  He had been offered a promotion to the position of General Manager to establish business operations in Australia.    He had a degree in business but had not worked at the level of General Manager previously.    He had been with his......

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Obtaining permanent residency through self sponsorship

Success

Our client, an IT professional, was in Australia as the main applicant on a Temporary (Work) Skilled 457 visa.  He was disheartened with his current employer and no longer felt satisfied in his role.  He had the opportunity to establish his own business in Australia.    He had been approached by potential business partners and had......

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Mother of four forced to leave her children in Australia

Our client was in Australia as the spouse attached to her husband’s 457 visa.   She along with her four children were included as secondary visa applicants.   When the martial relationship broke down our client was forced to leave her children and the family home.   Our client received a visa cancellation notice from DIBP advising......

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Professional fees refunded after relationship breakdown

Migration agent

Even with the best intentions not all relationships work.   Australian Visa Group was engaged to manage and lodge a Spouse 820/801 visa application for our client’s defacto partner.  The couple had been living together for over two years whilst she was in Australia on a student visa.   The sponsor paid his initial deposit of $2200......

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