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February 22, 2018

SCA Connect brings the latest update on the new TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage) visa to be introduced in March 2018.

The current 457 visa program will be abolished and replaced with the new TSS visa program which is likely to called subclass 482. However, the regulation...

February 2, 2018

There are drastic ongoing changes to the Australian migration law on a large scale in the last 12 months particularly in skilled migration. Further legislative changes are expected to occur from March 2018 to both temporary and permanent visa programs.

As a result of th...

January 18, 2018

This week the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released an outcome of a biannual review of the Short Term Skilled Occupations List conducted by the Department of Employment.

This review entails addition of certain occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupation...

January 17, 2018

The Department of Home Affairs have adopted a new approach commencing from 15 January 2018 to deal with incomplete applications for subclass 457 visa. This attempt is made to reduce the ongoing processing times and backlog of applications.

As per the new arrangements, a...

December 22, 2017

The festive season which generally runs for just under two weeks in December is finally here and it’s time for us to celebrate our culture, diversity and hard work as well as set goals for the New Year!

Australia, being a proud and strong multicultural society, brings o...

December 5, 2017

A rapid growth in the Australian economy has recently been accompanied by an equally increasing use of digital technology in a wide range of industry sectors. ICT (Information and Communications Technology) skills continue to play an important role today as well as in...

November 17, 2017

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) formalised new migration regulations which will be imposed on certain visa applications lodged on and after 18 November 2017. These will include key changes to the requirements for health, health insurance, charact...

October 30, 2017

Our previous updates have covered several major changes to Australian visas and immigration.

A lot of further significant reforms are yet to be legislated in the coming months by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and these may also have a signif...

October 5, 2017

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) has now been updated for the program year 2017-2018. The list contains the priority occupations for which the visa applicants may be nominated by NSW, for a skilled nominated visa subclass 190. Various occupat...

There have been significant changes to the Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visa program recently. Consequently, the lead time to lodge a decision ready 457 visa application has increased as a result of additional evidence required to meet the new criteria.

One of...

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