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December 6, 2019

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The Department of Jobs and Small Business has now published proposed changes to the occupation lists for July 2018.

The public consultation period is open until 20th June 2018. The Government will take into account stakeholder feedback.

To provide a submission, please vi...

On the 18th March 2018 the 457 visa program was replaced with the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS), the Subclass 482 visa.

There are two streams under the TSS visa:

  • Short term Stream-  Applicants with an occupation of the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)...

In April 2017, the Government announced a series of significant changes to the permanent employer sponsored visa program, including the occupations lists. These changes are now in full effect from 18th March 2018.

Under the Employer Nomination Scheme there are now restr...

There have been a number of changes to the permanent employer sponsored visa program (Subclass 186), effective 1 July 2017. Below is a summary of the changes. For further advice please contact one of our Immigration Consultants today.

Occupation Lists

There has been a nu...

Occupation Lists

As of 1 July there has been changes to the occupation lists. The 457 program and ENS Direct Entry Stream share the same occupation lists. The new occupation lists apply to 457 applications lodged and not yet finalised, as well as new 457 applications lo...

Important changes will be introduced from July 2017 that may impact your prospects for a visa application. From 01 July 2017, the maximum age requirement for a Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa will be reduced from 49 years to 44 years. However, the age limit will...

The recent changes to the occupations list currently impacts the people applying under subclass 186 visa-Direct Entry Stream and not the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Stream.

If you are a current 457 holder, intending to lodge an application for permanent visa un...

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