What is the Skilling Australians Fund for the 482 (TSS) visa?

Nurse Visa Australia

If you were previously involved in sponsoring employees under the old 457 visa regime, you would be intimately familiar with the requirements around ‘Training Benchmarks’ A and B. These requirements stipulated that you spend a minimum amount (as a percentage of payroll) on training your Australian workers or, alternatively, a contribution to an industry training fund dedicated to training Australian …

Investor Visa (subclass 891) – The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Investor Visa (subclass 891) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible to apply for this visa, a person must: already hold an Investor (Provisional)(Subclass 162) visa. Note: the subclass 162 is no longer open to new applicants, and have maintained …

Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)

This temporary visa is intended to attract new investment and business talent to Australia, while providing applicants with a pathway to permanent residence in Australia, via the subclass 888 permanent Business Innovation and Investment Visa. In order to be eligible for the subclass 188 visa, applicants must lodge submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department’s SkillSelect portal and …

Business Innovation and Investment Visa (subclass 888)- The Pathway to Permanent Residency

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888) is a permanent visa that allows a person to obtain Australian Permanent Residency by making a significant financial investment in Australia. In order to be eligible for the subclass 888 visa, a person must first have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory or the Federal Government, and either: hold a …

MARA Migration Agents’ Code of Conduct

As discussed in our article on Migration Agents, the Migration Agents Registration Authority maintains a Code of Conduct that sets the minimum requirements for Registered Agents and a basic level of expectations that their clients can expect. The Code of Conduct itself is prescribed by Legislation (the Migration Act 1958) and contained in the Migration Regulations 1994. What does the …

Australia – The New Land of Opportunity?

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I recently returned from one of the most eye-opening cultural experiences of my life; 3 weeks in modern day America. It’s not the Confederate flag-waving, open carry nuts in the South that left an impression; indeed, we spent most of our time in the Pacific Northwest, where ‘Black Lives Matter’ banners and stickers outweigh even the Stars and Stripes in …