Important Changes to Labour Market Testing

For nominations lodged on or after 1 October 2020, sponsoring employers must place 3 advertisements before lodging their nomination. the nominated position must now be advertised on the Government’s jobactive website And two other advertisements Advertising must be placed within the 4 months immediately before lodging a nomination application, unless the sponsor or an associated entity......

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Travel Ban Exemption to Australia

Travel Ban Exemption

                  Due to Covid-19 you can only travel to Australia under very limited circumstances.    Australia’s borders are likely to remain closed until a vaccine has been rolled out globally.   You can still travel to Australia or get a travel ban exemption to Australia if you are:......

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407 Training Visa Application Kit

Submit your own 407 Training Visa application Our 407 Training Visa Application Kit will guide you through the application process.  Prepare and manage your own 407 visa application, saving you thousands of dollars.  The kit includes video instruction, letters, templates and information sheets.   The 407 Training Visa Application Kit was created by our Senior Registered......

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482 / 457 visa changes due to Coronavirus

Travel Ban Exemption

On 4 April 2020,  the Acting Minister for Immigration, Alan Tudge issued a media release regarding  482 / 457 visa changes due to Coronavirus.   A Minister’s announcement is not law and legislation and policy changes must be be made.  As of today*, 14 April 2020, there have been no amendments to the migration legislation or......

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Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

In March 2019, the  Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) was approved.   The final details are yet to be released including the application process, occupations list and criteria. The final requirements to be released: June 2019 Lodge applications from:  July 2019 Start advertising the position:  Immediately* The Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is a five year......

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Changes to the Skilled Occupations Lists

Thirty (30) new occupations added to the Skilled Occupations Lists!   On 11 March 2019, the skilled occupation lists were updated.   If your occupation previously was restricted to the Short Term List or wasn’t listed on any list, then it’s worth having another look as your visa options may have changed.   If your occupation has moved......

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Getting caught breaching visa conditions

If you don’t comply with your visa conditions, there are many ways it can catch up with you.  If you are forewarned you can make better decisions before any potential breaches take place.   As registered migration agents, we receive inquiries from visa holders who have already breached their current or prior visa conditions and are......

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Faster processing of 482 nominations for Accredited Sponsors

Current processing times for 482 nominations and visa applications are 1 – 2 months from submission.   Standard Business Sponsors can apply for Accredited Status to receive priority processing. Accredited Sponsor Scheme The Accredited Sponsor Scheme provides Standard Business Sponsors with streamlined and priority processing arrangements for 482 nomination and visa applications.  Most applications for Accredited......

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Vetassess Skill Assessment Update

From 14 February 2019, when lodging a Vetassess Skill Assessment, for general professions, applicants will be required to provide exact employment dates (dd/mm/yyyy).  Prior to this change a Vetassess Skill Assessment used only month and year to calculate the employment dates. Vetasses will continue to retrieve these dates from official documents only.    So it is......

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482 visa – Overview for Employers

This blog post is aimed at potential business sponsors who would like to gain an understanding of the 482 visa, the risks and obligations. We provide a quick overview of the 482 visa including it’s purpose and the basic requirements for Standard Business Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa applications. We take a look at establishing the......

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