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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)...

We are now entering a period of further significant changes to Australian immigration requirements which include a yet to be implemented skilled worker visa (TSS) as well as the changes to employer sponsored permanent residence (ENS). 

Changes to immigration requirement...

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 15, 2018

The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is reviewed and updated every 6 months. The Department of Home Affairs have advised that a review took place in late 2017 and the updated occupation list is due to be released and will come into effect on or about 17th Jan...

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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