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457 visa to be abolished by Government

On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull government announced the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The Government has adopted a new "Australians first" approach to skilled migration, announcing it will abolish the controversial…

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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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New Procedures for Employer Nominations under RSMS

As of July 01 2012, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have implemented widespread changes to visa processes. One area affected by these changes is the procedure for employer nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) - Subclass 187. Under the RSMS, an employer wishing to sponsor an international…

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