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Our staff have the knowledge to deal with all immigration problems, no matter how complex. Keep abreast of immigration updates with our blog posts below.
Labour Market TestingTSS

The definitive guide to Labour Market Testing (LMT) for Subclass 482 nomination applications

For particular visa types a sponsor must demonstrate to the Department that they are unable to find a suitable Australian worker. In these applications, when a sponsor nominates an overseas worker, the sponsor will need to provide evidence that they have tested the local labour market. Subclass 482 nomination applications are subject to a specific requirement to provide evidence of…
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March 25, 2019
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11 March 2019 updates relating to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa

On 11 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) announced various updates including: changes to the relevant occupation lists; the introduction of a “Health Workforce Certificate” for certain medical practitioners; a new category for businesses to become “Accredited” Business Sponsors; and Labour Agreement updates for: Aged care providers; and Minister of Religion labour agreements. Below is our summary of…
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March 13, 2019
ENS VisasHealthTSS

Navigating the health requirements for your Australian visa application

Applicants and members of the family unit who apply for a visa may need to undertake health examinations to prove that they meet the health requirement. In some cases, non-applying family members may also need to undertake health examinations. Who needs to undertake the health examinations? Usually, it is the visa applicant and members of their family unit who are…
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March 7, 2019
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Expected start date announced for the temporary five year Sponsored Parent visa (Subclass 870)

On 1 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) announced that: applications to sponsor a parent through the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (temporary Parent visa) will be open from 17 April 2019; and once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for the temporary Parent visa. Applications for the visa are intended to…
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March 5, 2019
457 visaEnglishTSS

What are the English language requirements for TSS (Subclass 482) visas?

Various Australian visas have English language requirements. Not surprisingly, visa applications under the skilled migration program, including the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa are affected by these requirements. What are the English requirements for primary applicants? Unless exempt from English testing requirements, a primary applicant must provide evidence of their English language proficiency at a prescribed level with…
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February 28, 2019
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OPINION: Why start-ups appear unlikely to use the GTS – we ponder on the GTS pilot three quarters of the way in

On 1 July 2018, the ‘Global Talent Scheme’ (GTS) pilot was rolled out for an expected 12 months, comprising of two streams: Established businesses stream for businesses that are either publicly listed or with an annual turnover of at least $4 million in each of the past 2 years; and Start-up stream for certain start-ups operating in a technology or…
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February 22, 2019

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