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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NSW State Sponsorship 190

Book a Skilled Sponsored 190 Visa Assessment Find out if you meet the requirements for a 190 Skilled Sponsored visa by booking an initial visa assessment and phone consultation with our Senior Registered Migration Agent,  Michelle Firth.    Assessment fee $275 NSW state sponsorship is highly competitive with approximately 250 invitations issued each month.  Highly......

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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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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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Can you apply for a Spouse visa whilst still married to someone else?

One of the reasons people trust Australian Visa Group with their partner visa application is because we take the time to examine and understand the individual aspects of each relationship.   We then thoroughly research the legislative criteria and present a strong and compelling case to the Department of Immigration and  Border Protection (DIBP).   A......

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Professional fees refunded after relationship breakdown

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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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Fixing self managed applications

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A young couple entered our office the day before Christmas Eve looking for help.   The visa applicant was currently on a Working Holiday Visa 417 due to expire in January.   Most migration agencies were closed for the holiday period and our migration agent Perth was about to go on annual leave. The couple explained they......

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