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482 Processing Times – August 2018

Current 482 processing times advertised by the Department of Home Affairs Stream 75 per cent of applications processed 90 per cent of applications processed Short-term stream 50 days 67 days Medium-term stream 48 days 57 days Labour Agreement stream 32 days 54 days ​Sponsorship ​48 days ​53 days ​Nomination ​49 days ​54 days Last updated 22......

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190 WA Skilled Graduate List

The Western Australian Government has announced yesterday that it will be developing a new 190 WA Skilled Graduate List for graduates from West Australian universities. High achieving graduates who complete PhD, Masters, Honours and other higher degrees may be offered State Sponsorship if they meet the eligibility criteria and have an occupation on the new list. ......

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New 482 Labour Market Testing Requirements

From 12 August 2018, new labour market testing requirements apply to 482 visa nominations. We recommend all employers discuss their advertising efforts with us prior to placing any advertising to ensure it will met the strict 482 visa requirements.  Speak with our migration agent today on 1800 875 285 Adverting must be conducted in the......

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482 – The new TSS visa

482 TSS visa (Temporary Skills Shortage) The new TSS subclass 482 visa replaces the old 457 visa program. Our experienced Migration Agent Perth, Melbourne or Sydney will conduct a thorough assessment and guide you through the entire application process. Below is a very basic overview of the program. Applications can become complicated with regards to the work experience, skills, English......

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Age waivers for permanent employer sponsored visas

From the 1 July 2017 the age limit for Employer Nomination Scheme subclass 186 via direct entry and RSMS subclass 187 via Direct Entry was lowered from under 50 to under 45 years of age.    The age limit for those applying under the transition stream remains at under 50 years of age.   Contact our Migration......

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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

Migration agent

What qualities are you looking for when choosing visa agents 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, migration procedures......

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Mother reunited with her children

Our client was in a desperate situation when she was referred to our migration agency.   Her three children from a previous marriage were living overseas and being physically abused by their father and sexually abused by their grandfather.   Our client had fled the country a few years ago and had to leave her children behind......

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