Tag: #migrationlaw

The 2017 Australian Goverment’s ‘Shake -Up’ to Skilled Migration

Grab a coffee as this is a long newsletter but certainly worth the read and insight for all of our corporate clients to get a summary of all of the legislative changes since April 2017 through to March 2018!  It’s not unheard of and it is in fact common, to hear of changes being madeRead more

Changes to company training benchmarks

Many approved Standard Business Sponsors or companies whom have nominated those for permanent residency will be aware of the training benchmark. The benchmark was designed to demonstrate a company’s commitment to training Australian labour. A company is required to either place 2% of their 12-month gross payroll into an industry training fund or 1% ofRead more

Applying for an Australian Parent Visa

Are you missing your children? Grandchildren? Sons/Daughters-in-law? (Perhaps not, but let’s move on). Have the individuals you’ve given life to, toddled off to Australia, gained their citizenship/permanent residence and forgotten to invite you to the party? Never fear, Australia has temporary and permanent solutions to bridging the gap between you and your offspring. There areRead more

Subclass 186 (ENS) – July 1st 2017 – changes to the occupation lists

Occupation Lists There are two occupation lists for Subclass 186 (ENS) applications: Medium and Long- Term Strategic Skills Lists (MLTSSL) Short-Term Skilled Occupation List Please find a link below to these two lists (combined): https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl These lists can be used until March 2018 for Direct Entry ENS and Temporary Transition Stream ENS Caveats: The caveatsRead more

457 visa – July 1st 2017 – changes to the occupation lists

Occupation lists MLTSSL and STSOL For subclass 457 temporary business visas, there are two occupations lists which are relevant, being the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupation List. Applicants with occupations on the MLTSSL will be approved a visa for a period of 4 years. Applicants with occupationRead more

Citizenship Newsletter

Peter Dutton, the Minister for Immigration, last week introduced to Parliament the Governments’ proposed Changes to the requirements for Australian Citizenship which were announced on 20 April 2017. This legislation must still pass Parliament, however this draft Bill makes their intentions much clearer. Labour and Greens declared yesterday they will be voting again these changes –Read more

The benefits of an initial consultation with a migration agent.

Registered Migration Agents

There are numerous reasons as to why a paid consultation with a migration agent would be of invaluable use to visa applicants. Whilst the Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) website, various forums and Facebook pages provide advice as to the type of documentation that is required, it does not highlight the significance of when it isRead more

First Class Migration Australia – Newsletter May 26th

Visa Application Fee Increases As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges. These will take effect on July 1st 2017. Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2017 General Skilled Migration $3,600 $3,670 Partner Temporary $6,965 $7,000 Parent (Contributory) $3,695 $3,945 457 $1,060 $1,080 ENS/RSMS $3,600Read more

Visa Application Processing Times – Updated 17th May 2017

    Visa Type   Stream   75% of applications processed in   90% of applications processed in Work & Skilled Visas 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Agreement 5 Months 7 Months 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry 9 Months 11 Months 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Temporary Residence Transition 8 Months 10 Months 189 Skilled –Read more

Newsletter May 19th 2017

Registered Migration Agents

Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month’s newsletter informative South Australia If you are currently on a 457 visa working in South Australia, you may qualify for state nomination for a 190 or 489 General Skilled Migration visa. You can nominate an occupation on eitherRead more