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Category Archives: 457 visa

Training benchmark and SAF levy obligations

12 August 2018 it is a date to remember.  As of 12 August 2018, the SAF levy is payable by Australia employers from 12 August 2018 who wish to: Sponsor overseas employees for a 482 visa.  Same rules as before, just different way of calculation levy. Nominate employees under the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream, Direct Entry stream […]

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Employer Sponsored visa training requirments

Update made on 12/08/2018 at least two advertisements were published in any of the below: on a prominent or professional recruitment website with national reach (for examplegov.au) that publishes advertisements for positions throughout Australia. Note: industry specific recruitment websites relevant to the occupation that are in significant use by the industry are an acceptable method […]

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457 Upcoming changes to the skilled visa programs for March 2018.

Upcoming changes to the skilled visa programs for March 2018. We hope to know more this afternoon so stay conected Including: Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) (referred to by the Department as the ‘TSS visa’)and related changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) […]

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Living in South Australia on a 457?

Temporary residents on a 457 visa in South Australia may have a new route to permanent residency. Recent changes saw immigration announce the impending abolition of the 457 visa which will be replaced in March 2018 by the TSS visa and in conjunction the removal of 218 occupations from the list of suitable sponsored occupations. […]

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Employer Sponsored Visa Changes

The New Budget and What it Means For You! As many of you are aware of, the Department of Immigration have made quite a lot of changes over the past few months including – visa application requirements, application prices, training benchmark requirements and more. Below we have listed some of the changes and some information […]

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New visa fees as of 1 July 2017

On 1 July 2017, there will be slight increases to the Visa Application Charge for both the primary applicant and additional applicants. Luckily this year price increase is not very significant Student visa (subclass 500) and Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) will increase to $560.00; Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) will increase to $1500.00; Training […]

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April changes ; 457, ENS, RSMS affected

Changes in 457 visas are also affecting also ENS and RSMS. Yesterday, The Australian government announced changes to the 457 visa program.  As always, the 457 visa is a hot topic and everybody seems to focus on it, however it also means there will be changes for RSMS and ENS visas soon. As of today, […]

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New SOL & CSOL announced for 2017

The SOL (Skilled Occupation List) & CSOL (Consolidated Skilled Occupation List) is an absolutely crucial part of many visa applications and possible migrants intentions. However, it does change – which could be crucial for people intending to apply for visas that rely on these lists. Just a couple of months ago, 6 occupations were removed […]

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457 nominations are subjective

Are small businesses being discriminated against in favour of ‘real’ positions of big cats? The 457 visa programme is forever scrutinised, but now the attention is turning to Immigrations subjective, prejudice handling of applications. The 457 is intended to support Australian business, by employing on a temporary basis, overseas employees when they are unable to […]

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