Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Changes
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6M ago
Changes to Australia’s Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa – Short Term Stream Australia is set to make some changes to the Temporary Skills Shortage visa, also known as Subclass 482, with the aim of attracting more skilled workers to the country. The proposed amendments, effective from November 25, 2023, will impact the renewal limits for the TSS visa – Short term stream and provide more flexibility for skilled individuals seeking employment in Australia. Renewal Limit Removal  The key change in the proposed plan is the removal of the limit on the number of TSS visa – Short term stream ..read more
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Working Holiday Visa Changes For UK Passport Holders
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by Hope
7M ago
Changes to Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) for UK passport holders. Exciting news for adventurers and travellers! There have been some noteworthy changes to the Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) program for those seeking to explore the dynamic landscapes of Australia. If you’re a UK passport holders dreaming of kangaroos and beaches, these changes are designed to enhance your experience. New Age Limit from 1 July 2023 One of the most significant changes is the adjustment to the age limit. Previously, applicants were required to be under 30 years old, but now, the age limit has been exten ..read more
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Permanent Residency in Australia
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7M ago
Permanent residency in Australia is a legal status that allows foreign nationals to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely. It is a significant step toward full integration into Australian society and offers a range of benefits to those who obtain it. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for permanent residency in Australia, individuals typically need to meet specific criteria set by the Australian government. These criteria may include factors such as: Skills and Qualifications: Many permanent residency pathways are based on skills and qualifications. Applicants may need to demonstrat ..read more
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About 2023 Immigration Changes
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1y ago
Changes for Immigration Lawyer Sydney In April of this year, the Australian Government reviewed immigration policies. This seems to be the biggest review since the 1988 Fitzgerald Report. Issues such as temporary immigration, skills lists, immigration backlogs, care shortages and aging technology were looked at. One central concern was whether Australia has become reliant on temporary migrants who are not being offered clear pathways to permanent residency. Immigration had steadily increased in the 1996–2007 period, with temporary visas remaining uncapped since this time. The number of tempora ..read more
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Immigration and Accomidation Issues
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by Hope
1y ago
Immigration Lawyer Sydney The Government’s immigration policy presently wants more temporary migrants in order to fill labour shortages. This makes sense if the jobs are there and people with appropriate qualifications are willing to fill them. But we can all too easily overlook the supporting infrastructure, such as having enough housing, namely rental accommodation, for these new immigrants. Rental prices are constantly increasing, and while there are a number of new homes being built, it is far short of what is needed for the expected 400,000 additional people expected by the end of the fin ..read more
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Needed Immigration Postitions
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by Hope
1y ago
The recovery period after COVID-19 has seen some significant gaps in the Australian workforce. Some skilled and professional positions are presently short-staffed, and will remain so for a few years even as we encourage migration to fill these positions. The skilled migration program lists occupations in Australia that are presently being offered to foreigners. This list was largely put on hold when COVID became serious, in early 2020. It has been revised to suit the situation in 2023. The most needed areas that can be filled by foreign applicants include: • Civil Engineering • Early Childhood ..read more
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Why Do We Need an Immigration Lawyer?
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by Hope
1y ago
Immigration Lawyer Sydney It can be difficult to gain an Australian Visa. It is even difficult to know which visa to apply for. Permanent residency and Australian citizenship are equally difficult to obtain. Good advice from an experienced immigration lawyer can make all the difference. A good immigration lawyer will take a tailored approach to the proceedings. They will have a background representing a wide range of clients and considerable expert knowledge of the ever-changing field. There are a considerable number of people applying for visa immigration and citizenship at any one time. It i ..read more
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Immigration to Australia in 2023
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by Hope
1y ago
Immigration Lawyer Sydney The criteria for immigration have constantly changed, even more so during and after Covid lockdowns. This seeks to improve Australia’s longer term national interests across a range of economic, social and demographic areas. Eligible graduate students will have a two-year extension for post-graduate work rights, and they will be able to work up to 48 hours per fortnight. This change will be effective in the next financial year, from 1 July 2023. Teachers and healthcare workers will receive priority visa processing, as the country needs people with these qualifications ..read more
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Potential Problems with a Bridging Visa
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by Hope
1y ago
Immigration Lawyer Sydney – Bridging Visa E During the Covid Lockdown some foreigners in Australia applied for the Bridging Visa type E. This Bridging Visa allows an individual to legally stay in the country while either making departure arrangements or while waiting on their government decision for a more long-term Visa application. These people preferred bridging Visa E because it has no application fee. An alternative to the bridging Visa E was the onshore tourist Visa (600). This has an application fee of at least $365, sometimes $1065. Obviously people prefer the Visa with no application ..read more
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Skilled Immigration Visa
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by Hope
1y ago
Immigration Lawyer Sydney Individuals with useful skills can apply for and often be granted a skilled Visa to live and work in Australia. This type of Visa was designed to fill skill shortages in Australia; individuals will need to have an employment skill that is presently in demand in the country. They will also need to show that they have a reasonable combination of language ability, qualifications, and education. Benefits of an Australian Skilled Visa, depending on the Visa subcategory. • Stay in Australia long term, perhaps permanently. • Work, study and live anywhere in the country. • Fu ..read more
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