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Do I have to pay tax in Australia if I am on a visa?

Australian residency for tax purposes defines a “foreign resident” as being a person who is not a resident of Australia for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. An individual is generally an Australian resident if they reside in Australia. They will also be considered an Australian resident…

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Work and Holiday Visa Update

Are you looking at a Work and Holiday Visa? Do you hold an Israeli passport and would like to visit Australia? You’re in luck! Australia recently signed a new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding with Israel that will allow 500 young adults to holiday in Australia and undertake short…

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Employer Sponsored Visas – Can I leave before 2 years?

A very common question asked about employer sponsored visas is: “What happens if I need/want to leave my employer before the 2 year period is up?” Employer Nomination Scheme (sc 186) When you lodge the visa application form for this subclass you are required to declare that you agree to…

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Decision Ready vs. Non-Decision Ready – Does it matter?

We often get a lot of enquiries asking about the Decision Ready vs Non-Decision Ready and if it does matter. The simple answer is no. As of late December 2013 the Department has completely removed the option for Registered Migration Agents (RMA) to lodge applications decision ready. This means that…

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Can I work a second job whilst holding a 457 Temporary Work visa?

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…

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Urgent! Changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Australian Government has today announced changes to the Employer Sponsored visa program to come into effect 01 July 2012. There are 6 important changes for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and these are: there will only be 2 subclasses instead of the current…

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