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December 6, 2019

The 494 visa, introduced on 16 November 2019, is a provisional visa with a migration pathway (via Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) which comes into effect on 16 November 2022.

See this link for further information on the subclass 191 specifica...

December 3, 2019

The new Subclass 491 visa (Skilled Work Regional Provisional) was introduced on 16th November 2019. This has replaced the Subclass 489 visa program. The Subclass 491 visa is a points tested visa for applicants sponsored by:

a) A designated regional area of an Australian...

April 2, 2019

It has recently been announced that the reciprocal Work and Holiday arrangements between Greece and Australia will commence on 1 July 2019.

Under the arrangement, 500 places will be made available in each country annually for Greek and Australian citizens between 18 and...

March 20, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (AN...

February 28, 2019

It is the time of the year when student visas are about to expire and many students are starting to consider their options to remain in Australia.

Major new partner and family visa legislation has also been passed and the legislation will come into effect after royal as...

February 11, 2019

Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.

As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for pe...

January 24, 2019

Last year we touched upon Public Interest Criterion 4020. Today, we will revisit this topic. 

To read the previous article, please click here.

What are the consequences of a PIC 4020 breach?

The visa applicant is obliged to prove their identity and provide true informatio...

Data Matching to Enhance Compliance in SC457/482 programs

On 9 Jan 2019 the Department of Home Affairs issued a notice regarding SC457/482 visas. In the notice the Department announced it will start exchange data with the Australian Taxation Office (the ATO) to identify...

December 18, 2018

Are you an accredited or standard business sponsor? Are you aware of your sponsorship obligations as a sponsor of subclass 457/482 visa holders?

You have obligations as a sponsor. Sponsorship obligations include the following:

  • the Department of Home Affairs must be i...

What is a GTE?

“GTE” stands for “Genuine Temporary Entrant”. The criterion is applied to ensure temporary visa applicants genuinely intend to stay in Australia for a short period of time and for the purposes of relevant visa programs. If you are applying for a short-ter...

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