If your relationship breaks down there are several things you must do: Tell the Department of Home Affairs (‘Department’). You must always keep the Department informed of any change of circumstances. It is very important to bee transparent and honest in your dealings. Once you have told the Department of the breakup of the relationship […]
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The Federal Government announced that two regional provisional visas will be introduced in November 2019 to assist regional areas in securing skilled workers to fill local skill shortages. While no detail has been provided at the time of writing, we are aware that both visas will lead to permanent residency assuming conditions associated with provisional […]
Australian government announces new options for Religious Organisations. Religious organisations that wish to sponsor religious workers to Australia can do so if they have a Labour Agreement which is registered and approved. The religious organisation is required to provide evidence of Australian business registration and charitable status. The sponsor must also meet salary requirements unless […]
It has been announced today that the new five-year sponsored parent visa, the Parent (Temporary) (870) visa, will be open for applications from 17 April 2019. Who is eligible for the temporary Sponsored Parent visa? To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor, who must […]
As an employer that sponsors overseas workers, there are important obligations that rest on the business. Also, as an employee who has been sponsored by a business to work in Australia, there are conditions attached to your visa which must be adhered to. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) will begin to exchange data with […]
If you are intending to sponsor an employee, you need to be aware that there are new rules in place for Labour Market Testing (LMT) and Skilling Australians Fund (SAF). Labour Market Testing A position that is going to be sponsored must be advertised for at least four (4) weeks and not earlier than four […]
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison whilst touring Queensland today (5 November 2018) announced significant changes to the Working Holiday Visa Programme. The Working Holiday Maker programme has two types of visas: Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462). Depending where you are from will depend which visa you can apply […]
The much-anticipated details of the pathway to permanent residency for holders or former holders of Subclass 405 (Investor Retirement) visa or a Subclass 410 (Retirement) which was announced earlier this year in the Federal Government budget has been announced. The Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees) Regulations 2018 commenced on 25 October 2018. […]
In recent immigration news, visa applicants who have an occupation that is listed on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL), could be eligible to apply for Western Australian State nomination using either: Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190); or Skilled Regional (Provision) visa (subclass 489). The status for the below occupations on the WASMOL […]
Australia and New Zealand have always had very close ties. Over many decades, thousands of New Zealanders have lived and brought up their families in Australia. However, the ability to obtain permanent residency status and citizenship can be complex. Every New Zealander who travels to Australia is granted a Special Category visa (SCV) subclass 444 […]