Category: News

SAF Levy – Awaiting Royal Assent

Although the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 and associated Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges…

Employers capitalise upon delays to the Skilling Australians Fund Levy Senate debate

Employers capitalise upon delays to the Skilling Australians Fund Levy Senate debate The Skilling Australians Fund…

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR 457 VISA APPLICATIONS

Changes with immediate effect are as follows: Visa applicants must have an occupation on the new…

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR 457 NOMINATION APPLICATIONS

Occupations eligible for 457 visa nomination To be eligible to be nominated for a 457 visa,…

GOVERNMENT ELIMINATION OF 457 VISA

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday announced that the Government will abolish the Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Work visa and…

Occupations Ceilings Update – Computer Network & Engineering Professionals

Occupations group Computer Network Professionals (2631) and Other Engineering Professionals (2339) have reached their ceiling value…

An Immigration Program That Works

Given recent criticism by some parts of the media on Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled migrations…

Incomplete Visa Applications

The Department has reminded sponsors and visa applicants that it is critically important that all applications…

457 Visa Processing Times

Subclass 457 processing times are now available on the Department’s website. See: http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/global-visa-and-citizenship-processing-times.aspx. Please note: As…

Skills Assessments in the 457 Programme

The issue of discretionary skills assessment requests has been raised frequently recently. The Department has now…