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Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) The “TR visa” also known as the Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 visa is a temporary work visa for students that are international who have studied at least two academic years in Australia. This Visa may be simple in concept, the arrangements are quite technical for the Graduate Temporary Subclass…

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ENS and RSMS Employer sponsored and nominated visas (SC186 ENS Visas and SC187 RSMS Visas)

The SC186 ENS and SC187 RSMS visas are for applicants who want to hold a permanent residency visa for Australia whilst working for their nominated employer. This can be achieved by either the applicant working for the employer for a period of 2 years’ full time firstly on a temporary skilled 457 working visa which…

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Temporary Work (Skilled) visa subclass 457 for Australia

The Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457 visa) allows businesses operating in Australia the ability to sponsor skilled overseas workers to fill skill shortages within their organisations. The 457 temporary skilled work visas are suited to applicants who are looking to work for/ or currently working for a lawfully operating employer in Australia. The benefit of…

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Immigration SA priority processing trial for Subclass 132/188 Nominations

Immigration SA have advised MIA of the following changes to processing priority for subclass 132 and 188 state nomination applications: •    Effective for applications submitted from 25 January 2018, priority processing will be given to those applicants that have previously visited South Australia (this visit can also occur after 25 January 2018).  Evidence of this will…

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Sky-high Sydney House Prices Open Opportunities for Investment in Queensland

According to Macquarie Bank researchers, rocketing Sydney property prices will cause a wave of migration to South East Queensland. Sydney house prices are almost double those in other capital cities, while Queensland has rising job creation. This appears to be setting the stage for another wave of Queensland migration. It is important to note that…

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Green Motion Disallowing Tougher Regulations on Visa Applications has passed the Senate

Tough new regulations which revoke visas from migrants who provided false or misleading information on their Australian visa applications, have been rejected by the Senate. The Green party had submitted a motion to disallow the regulations, which also covered application mistakes, and this passed the upper house on Tuesday 31-29. Had the regulations passed, the…

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Australia’s Visa System Modernisation Reforms – Mygration

Visa simplification The Home Affairs Department has been tasked by the Australian Government to simplify the country’s visa system. The purpose is to make the system easier to understand and navigate, as well as being more responsive to Australia’s economic, social and security interests. Migration to Australia on all types of visas is constantly increasing,…

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Two Year Transition Update for Lawyers wanting to Practice in Migration Law

A media release provided by the Hon. Alex Hawke MP, clarifies the announcement on the transitional period for lawyers with restricted practising licences, which was made at last week’s MIA National Conference. The Federal Government is expecting the lawyers to be removed from the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority (MARA) regulatory system starting 1 July 2018.…

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Grandfathering provisions 457 to ENS/RSMS Announced

DIBP Fact Sheet Two: Reforms to Australia’s permanent skilled migration program This update provides advice on the grandfathering provisions for holders of Subclass 457 visas up until 18 April 2017. These visa holders can access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream: Occupation requirements remain the same There are no restrictions if…

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Regional Australia – Updates to RCB and Postcodes

Legislative Instrument – F2017L01460 – IMMI 17/059: Regional Certifying Bodies and Regional Postcodes Instrument 2017 This Instrument specifies the postcodes for the areas of Australia defined as regional Australia, for migration purposes. Relevant Regional Certifying Bodies (RCB) are also listed.   Regional Certifying Bodies  Schedule 1 of the Instrument indicates these changes to RCBs below.…

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