Covid Updates

Update to TSS 482 or 457 Temporary Visa Holders (COVID-19)

The Government made an announcement (4 April 2020) regarding temporary visa holders in Australia concerning those who are affected by COVID-19   Temporary Skilled Visa Holders (TSS 482 or 457)   Have you been stood down or have reduced hours? Those temporary skilled visa holders that have been stood down, but not laid off, will maintain their visa validity and …

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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) …

Skills Occupations List

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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What are the general requirements for Australian Citizenship?

**For a limited time only we offer a fixed fee of $500 + application fees**   To be able to apply for citizenship by conferral you must be: Permanent resident status for 1 year and have lived in Australia for at least 9 out 12 months within the year Lived continuously and legally in Australia for the past 4 years …

Covid 19

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 …

Private Medical Insurance – Your Good Health

When applying for many visas to come to Australia, it is a requirement that you have in place private medical insurance. This is especially true of employer-sponsored temporary visas such as Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482), Temporary Work (Short Stay) Activity visa (Subclass 400), or Training Visa (subclass 407) in addition to a Student Visa (subclass 500). The Department of Home Affairs requires you …

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Citizenship – What do you know about Australia?

To become an Australian citizen, The Department of Home Affairs asks people to pass a citizenship test. These questions cover Australia and its people Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties government and the law in Australia. Here are some sample questions asked in this test. Why not test your knowledge? 1. What do we remember on Anzac Day? A. The …