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Skilling Australians Fund – nomination training contribution charge

The Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Act 2018 (the SAF Charges Act) is an Act relating to the ‘nomination training contribution charge’ (the charge) payable by persons who are liable to pay the charge under the Migration Act 1958 (the Migration Act) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations). The charge is imposed on […]

Partner Visa Australia Checklist

Due to the high demand, applications for Australian Partner Temporary visas (subclass 820 visa) and Australian Partner Provisional visas (subclass 309 Visa) are presentlly taking between 12 and 15 months to process. If you are planning to apply for an Australian Partner visa, whether you are in Australia or overseas, here are a few helpful […]

Labour Market Testing (LMT)

There are many requirements that an employer must meet in order to nominate an employee for a visa. One requirement is that the business must have tested the local labour market, in the form of advertising the nominated position, prior to nominating the overseas citizen worker. This requirement aims to satisfy DHA that a suitable […]

What is a long term relationship with respect to Partner Visa applications.

Obtaining the permanent Partner visa is a two stage process. To be eligible for a permanent partner visa you first need to be granted a temporary partner visa. You apply for both the permanent and temporary visas at the same time and pay only one fee. If you are granted the temporary visa, you are […]

Latest report confirms that Skilled Migrants add to Australia’s wealth.

Supporting the level of Skilled Migration is reinforced in a report by Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs. “Migrants deliver an economic dividend for Australia due to current policy settings which favor migrants of working age who have skills to contribute to the economy,” the report finds. Updated Research by Treasury and the […]

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa

In April 2017 the Government announced that the 457 Visa was going to be abolished. This was implemented with the introduction of the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS) on Monday, 18 March 2018. The changes to Australia’s Temporary skilled visa programs that were introduced on 18 March 2018 are obviously of great interest and concern […]

What is a Bridging Visa?

Bridging visas are part of migration law area that is commonly misunderstood. Very often you might not even realize that you have been given a bridging visa. I will explain all bridging visas focusing on the most popular ones. We will only discuss the 5 most commonly talked about. Bridging Visa A – The most […]

What is a Resident Return Visa (RRV)?

A Resident Return visa is a travel facility for: current Australian permanent residents some former Australian permanent residents some former Australian citizens. You will need a Resident Return visa if the travel facility on your current visa has expired (your first granted permanent visa has a 5 year travel facility) or is about to expire […]

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