Since the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP announced the opening of the Significant Investor visa in November 2012 it has been discussed amongst business circles and signs to date are that this new stream has been received with very positive remarks. Whilst Ferguson Cannon Lawyers assists with Business and Investor visa applications […]
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An opportunity for a qualified Electrician exists in regional Queensland west of Brisbane for the following; An electrical business is looking for a qualified electrician to manage the workshop, fix small motors and pumps and also manage sales of motors and pumps. You will need to have good English language skills, and you will be managing […]
The simple answer is NO. You will note on your visa grant letter from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) condition 8107. Condition 8107 places employment conditions on your visa and as the main applicant you must; Work in the occupation for which you where nominated Work for the sponsor who nominated the position […]
In our blog from the 18th March 2013, we noted that a number of changes were being made to visitor visas. These changes have been approved and have now come into effect as of 23 March 2013. For visitor visa’s, you will now have to apply under one of the following subclasses: Temporary work (short […]
If you are looking at coming to sunny Australia on a visitor visa, you should be aware of the changes that will be implemented from 23 March 2013, subject to approval by the Governor-General in Council. The Minister for Immigration yesterday announced that significant changes to Visitor and Medical Treatment visas are being introduced in […]
The 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa is a temporary employer sponsored visa, which allows you to remain in Australia for up to four years, while working with your employer. It is also a pathway to permanent residency – if you work for your employer on a 457 visa for two years, you can then access […]
If you are in Australia on a 457 visa then the two most commonly used options to obtain permanent residency are the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and both require sponsorship from your current employer who sponsored you for the 457. From the 1st July 2012 the Department of […]
Are you a lawyer wanting to Immigrate to Australia? The occupation of Solicitor/Lawyer is currently on the skills occupations list schedule 1 for general skills migration. To apply for a visa under this program you need to meet a threshold of 60 points and can apply independently or you can be sponsored by a state […]
Training Benchmarks and their requirements for Sponsors of a 457 Visa: For the 457 visa sponsors/employers to be approved under the standard business sponsorship must demonstrate that they meet training benchmark A or B. Benchmark A or B must be met by businesses who have operated for more than 12 months. The only exception is […]
If you are in Australia and are sponsored by an employer either temporarily or permanently, or you are considering applying for an employer sponsored visa, you need to know your rights – including whether or not your employer can have your visa revoked if you stop working for them. Are you on a 457 visa? […]