Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa Subclass 457

By Esef Mirascija • In Migration LawNo Comments

This visa allows an overseas skilled worker to travel and work in Australia for up to four years if they are sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. Standard

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Recent Changes in Immigration Law

By Esef Mirascija • In Migration LawNo Comments

Following the swearing in of the new government led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has been renamed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The DIBP manages entry, stay and departure arrangements for non-citizens, border immigration control, citizenship, ethnic affairs and

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Changes for the General Skilled Migration

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The new General Skilled Migration rules commenced on 1 July 2011 . The new points test is designed to select the best and brightest skilled migrants who will make the economic contribution to Australia. Points will no longer be awarded for specific occupation, although all applicants must still nominate an

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Recent Changes in Skilled Migration

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The Australian government has introduced a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and this list will apply to all new General Skilled Applications made from 1 July 2010. This new SOL has heavily reduced the available occupations from over

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SUBCLASS 457-Business (Long Stay) – Policy update

By Esef Mirascija • In Migration LawNo Comments

The subclass 457 visa program is primarily designed to support the Australian economy by providing a mechanism for the temporary entry to Australia of overseas skilled persons. A key feature of the 457 program is that processing of applications under the program should remain cognisant of the prevailing economic conditions.

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