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Positive news for regional Australia

Good news for regional Australia and applicants wanting to immigrate to Australia. On 18 March 2018 new occupation lists were released for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (482) subclass visa and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (187) subclass visa. We are pleased to advise that not only is there…

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Regional Migration encouragement from Australian Government

The Australian Government is contemplating actions to encourage more overseas migrants to live and work in regional cities. The aim of relocating overseas migrants in regional cities will be to ease pressure on home prices and infrastructures in place in Sydney and Melbourne. "There are ways we are looking at…

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New Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-2017

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This CSOL will come into effect from…

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Calling All Chefs

In our recent post, it was noted that the position of Chef has been added to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as of 1 July 2014. Are you a chef and are looking to work in Australia, or even migrate here permanently? Do you have relevant qualifications, years of experience…

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Are you on a 457 Temporary Worker Visa and wish to obtain permanent residency? Here is how it works!

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…

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Are you currently in Australia on a temporary 457 visa or have an employer willing to sponsor you? If so, you might be eligible for a 187 permanent residence visa!

Temporary Residence Transition Stream If you are currently in Australia on a subclass 457 visa, you may be eligible for a subclass 187 visa through the Temporary Residence Transition stream. This visa is a permanent residence visa. In addition to the general criteria set out previously, to qualify under this…

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A subclass 187 visa will allow you to work, live and play ‘among the gum trees’ in Regional Australia!

As part of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), a subclass 187 visa allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign employees to live and work in regional Australia permanently. Regional Australia generally encompasses areas outside of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne. It offers open spaces, less expensive…

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Interested in the Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa? Be mindful of these hidden traps

Subclass 186 visas are for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia. This visa is a permanent residence visa. Holders of 186 visas and their family members are allowed to live, study and work permanently in Australia, enrol in Medicare, access some…

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