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482/TSS/186 Training Levy & Skilling Australians Fund

Posted by Matthew Garvey on 01 May 2018 09:15:00 AEST

As part of a raft of changes already introduced and still to be introduced to Employer Sponsored Visas a training levy is proposed to come into force very shortly in 2018. We don't have the exact date yet for implementation. The training levy will replace the current "training commitment" which employers used to have to meet for 457 visas and 186 visas when sponsoring overseas employees. We are currently in a grace period where you don't have to pay the levy as it isn't law yet, but you do still have to continue to meet the previous training commitments for your existing sponsored employees as per the Sponsorship Obligations. 

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Tags: Visa Sponsorship, path from temporary residence to permanent residen, permanent resident, Working in Australia, 186 visa, ENS, Direct Entry stream

Labour Market Testing for TSS/ 482 visas

Posted by Matthew Garvey on 12 April 2018 09:15:00 AEST

One of the big changes that came in on the 18th March 2018 to the Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 visa is the requirement that labour market testing is required for all applications. This requirement has to be met by sponsors in virtually every case. Currently there are no exemptions to this except where International Trade Obligations could be affected for senior management. 

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Tags: Visa Sponsorship, Working in Australia, 482 visas

Australian Citizenship Changes

Posted by Matthew Garvey on 10 April 2018 11:18:03 AEST

Well 2017 was an interesting year for us. Lots of changes to visas & citizenship was not immune either. The government's proposed changes to the eligibility requirements for citizenship did not get through the Senate and so currently no changes have been made. This means you may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you:

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Tags: australian citizenship, citizenship

March 2018 changes to 457/ TSS visas & ENS/RSMS 186/187 visas

Posted by Matthew Garvey on 01 March 2018 16:36:43 AEDT
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Tags: 457 visas, Visa Sponsorship, permanent resident, Working in Australia, 186 visa, ENS

Gentle nudge to update your passport details with us

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 12 February 2018 10:00:00 AEDT

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Visa processing times for 457’s

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 08 February 2018 14:00:00 AEDT

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Tags: visa

Same sex marriage - What does this mean for your visa?

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 06 February 2018 15:07:19 AEDT
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Tags: Partner Visa, De facto relationships

Australia Day Reflections

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 25 January 2018 15:20:48 AEDT

2270221225_43dca05aa3_z.jpgThe Four Corners team reflect on their favourite Australia day’s to date

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Tags: australia, holiday

Get your citizenship application in A.S.A.P

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 25 January 2018 14:00:00 AEDT

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Get your citizenship application in A.S.A.P


Calling all eligible citizenship applicants… Get your citizenship applications in now.

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Tags: citizenship, australia

Don't be fooled! Fake Australian citizenship forms

Posted by Lizzie Macpherson on 23 January 2018 16:00:00 AEDT

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Don’t be fooled! - Fake Australian citizenship forms

“Fake” -  it seemed to be the buzz word of 2017, and a word that is also proving to be particularly prominent in the world of migration at the moment.

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Tags: citizenship, australia, visa