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Standing Down Employees (COVID-19) – 457/482 Visa Holders

  In these trying times, many employers have expressed concerns regarding what to do when the businesses are forced to stand down staff who are on 457 or 482 visas. The Commonwealth Government has been contacted, and more information will be forthcoming shortly regarding this issue, but at the moment the general rules are as follows: Leave Without Pay As …

Update – State Occupations List

The state nomination authorities have provided the following changes to their occupations list;   SA Occupation list Changes in the status of occupation availability Special Conditions Apply 121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer 132511 Research and Development Manager 249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 121221 Vegetable Grower 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)  Low Availability 133411 Manufacturer 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School)   WA …

Update – Visa Global Processing times

The Department of Home Affairs has provided an update on the visa processing times. This may be vastly improved to providing a complete application with supporting evidence. A registered migration agent can help you with this. Here are the times for some of the more popular visas:   Visa 75% processed 90% processed 100 – Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) …

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All change? The movers and the shakers for the Proposed Skills Occupations List

Following further consultations, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business currently have the following recommendations to consider. If these are carried out this will directly affect whether or not applicants may or may not be eligible for permanent or provisional residence, or if sponsored by an employer whether or not a caveat will be imposed. What it does …

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Here to stay? Coronavirus – COVID-19

Yesterday the Australian Government agreed to introduce new travel restrictions, update the travel advice and implement new screening measures as part of the Government’s coordinated measures to protect Australians from COVID-19. Republic of Korea Based on the volume of cases the Republic of Korea, and the scale of travel to Australia from the Republic of Korea means that there is …

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Coronavirus and How Chinese Students Entering Australia Are Effected

On February 1 the Commonwealth government banned foreign nationals arriving in Australia from China. As classes are due to begin that has leftover 105,800 Chinese student visa holders stranded, and universities and TAFEs have been scrambling to respond. “There are 189,000 Chinese students right across our tertiary education sector” said Education Minister Dan Tehan, “Forty-four per cent of those students …

New Lists For Canberra Matrix

CANBERRA MATRIX – INVITATION ROUND: 19 DECEMBER 2019 This invitation round was held on 16 January 2020. SKILLED VISA – ACT NOMINATION The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers Territory nomination under the following skilled migration streams: Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa. Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa OPEN  OCCUPATIONS – 190 and 491 NOMINATION ANZSCO Occupation Status 131112 Sales …

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Last Invitation Round (11 December 2019)

95 points were the minimum points accepted on the last invitation Round (11 December 2019) for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored. Based on these results, if you have less than 95 points it is likely that you won’t be invited. Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds  If you have any questions or concerns as …

Visa Refusal Adelaide

Warning in relation to visa applications!

Always remember to keep copies of information submitted in previous applications lodged with Immigration. So often clients tell me they do not know what previous agents submitted in their applications or they have no recollection of what they themselves have told the Department. This goes for employer sponsors also. Case officers often check information provided in previous visa applications made.  …