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Key Things to Know About the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa

In March 2018 the Department of Home Affairs introduced the new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) to replace the Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457). This visa, known as the TSS visa, lets employers address labour shortages by bringing genuinely skilled overseas workers if they are unable to source appropriately skilled Australian workers. While Australian…

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Will a Health Issue Stop you from Gaining Permanent Residency in Australia?

All non-Australians intending to enter Australia to visit, work or live must meet the health requirements appropriate for their visa. Short visitor visas may only require truthful answers to a selection of health questions, but applying for a permanent visa (or a temporary that is expected to lead to permanent residency) require a more complex…

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What Different Details Would An Invitation Contain?

By and large, the invitation will identify the person to whom the invitation issued, the visa subclass, the time frame within which the person must lodge a visa application and also any other information provided in the EOI (nominated occupation, claims against the points test factors and points test score).

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New Visa Changes for Same-Sex Partners

In December 2017, Australians voted Yes to same-sex marriage after 61.6% of close to 13 million respondents backed the proposal. New changes to immigration laws now allow same-sex partners to apply for partner visas. Just days following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, the federal government broadened the category of applicants for a partner visa…

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How Does The New Skilled Visa For New Zealand Citizens Work?

OVERVIEW Since the Australian Government’s announcement on 19 February 2016 to introduce a new pathway to permanent residency for NZ citizens, it took more than a year for the new visa requirements to be operational from 1 July 2017. What are the key elements of this new visa? It is only available to NZ citizens…

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