Author: Michelle LeFevre

Increase In Department Of Home Affairs Fees; MasterCard Credit Card Surcharge

VISA APPLICATION CHARGE INCREASES AS OF JULY 2018 We would like to advise our clients that as of July 2018 the Department of Home Affairs has increased their visa application charge (VAC) fees across a number of visa subclasses. This has and will continue to affect all visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018.Read more

Important Update: Skilling Australians Fund & Labour Market Testing

Skilling Australians Funds Acts & Labour Market Testing  As mentioned yesterday, we’ve now received confirmation that Skilling Australians Fund Acts has received Royal Assent as of 22 May 2018 and will come into effect from a date fixed by: Proclamation; or On the day after six months from 22 May 2018 (Potentially being 23 November 2018). Our industryRead more

Skilling Australian Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing Take 2

Dear Clients, Following on from our recent announcement, we’re endeavouring to keep all our clients up to date with the ongoing legislative changes. Our industry association has been misinformed regarding how the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) will affect current nomination applications (Both TSS, ENS and RSMS) lodged prior to 22 May 2018. Kindly disregard thisRead more

Skilling Australian Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing

Skilling Australians Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing: For the last 13 months, we’ve all been waiting for the Australian Government to finish and implement all their proposed changes to the Employer Sponsored Migration scheme. On 18 March 2018, the majority of legislative changes finally came into effect, including the introduction of the TSS (subclassRead more

UPDATE: Dissallowance Motion For The Assurance Of Support

HUGE NEWS FOR PARENT VISA CLIENTS We have received official word from our industry association that the Australian Coalition Government has changed their position on the Social Security (Assurance of Support) Determination. The AoS is required for all Contributory Parent visa applications and the stipulated change would have made it very difficult for children toRead more

Skilling Australians Fund (AKA the Training Levy)

‘It’s finally happened! The Skilling Australians Fund passed in the Senate yesterday. It’s yet to come into effect but we anticipate it doing so any time now. If you require any Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) or Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) nominations lodged, please advise us as soon as possible. The training levy canRead more

New Fees For The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

On Sunday 18 March 2018, we formally welcomed the new subclass 482 visa. Now, we would like to let you know how much you and your sponsoring employer will be paying for your application under the new legislation. Department of Home Affairs subclass 482 application fees Occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Read more