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STEM and ICT Qualified Industry Visas for Australia

We all know that the world is dependent on science and technology like never before which means that the demand for sci-tech skilled workers continues to rise. The Australian Government has recognized this and put several systems in place to ensure that foreign skilled workers have the ability to easily apply for a working visa…

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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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What to expect during your professional consultation?

Your agent will use a 30-60-minute interactive and confidential consultation with you to determine your visa eligibility. We do this by asking you non-confronting and open-ended questions purely to determine whether there are any other potential issues to be expected in the application process or to find alternative and more suitable migration pathways for you.…

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Planning on Attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games? Use a Registered Migration Agent to Get Your Visa in Time.

With less than 4 months to go until the 2018 Commonwealth Games hits the Gold Coast, there will likely be a late scramble for Australian tourist visas. Give yourself peace-of-mind and don’t get caught out by applying with adequate time beforehand. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will take place from the 4th to 15th of…

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Visa Changes for Applicants in Same-sex Relationships

As of 9th December 2017, following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, you may apply for a visa as your partner’s ‘spouse’ if you are in a same-sex marriage. These same-sex marriage changes mean you can apply as your partner’s ‘spouse’ as opposed to their ‘de facto partner’. The following Partner visas are affected…

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Be Sure to Check When your Travel Facility

Australian permanent residents planning on travelling outside the country should check when their travel facility expires before going.  Although having an Australian permanent visa allows you to live in Australia indefinitely, your visa travel facility only lasts for a specified period. This is important to bear in mind even if you are only planning to…

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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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