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The AILS Complete Occupation List Guide 1st Jan 2020

There has never been a time Australia’s immigration history where there are so many occupation lists! It is annoying to have find the right list for the right visa purpose. AILS Complete Occupation List (16 November 2019) has been put together by our office so you can find your occupation and then simply see which... Continue Reading
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Queensland is Looking for Skilled Workers – Part I: Onshore Applicants

Queensland is looking for skilled migrants in occupations that have been identified as being in shortage in the labour market in Queensland. That is good news for those who are seeking a future living in Australia.  There are a number of visas that will allow you to work in Queensland, and to name a few... Continue Reading
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Staying With Your ENS Sponsor For Two Years

We often are asked if there is any legal requirement to stay with your employer after your PR is granted through the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 visa. It is a tricky question but no is the simple answer. Remember we are talking about ENS 186 visa, a very different animal compared to its 187... Continue Reading
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Orana DAMA Part II: The Applicant

What is a DAMA? It is an agreement between an area and the government allowing businesses in that area to sponsor overseas workers. It is kinder than the usual employer sponsored visa streams, allowing for businesses in those areas to access occupations that are not available otherwise. It also includes concessions on the income threshold... Continue Reading
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Orana DAMA Part I: The Business

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) represent exciting opportunities for both businesses and visa applicants alike, offering a chance for business to employ (and applicants to be sponsored for) occupations that are not usually available, concessions on requirements and more. Not too long ago we introduced the Orana DAMA, an agreement between an area and the... Continue Reading
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Orana DAMA: Coming Soon! What it means for you.

  A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between a specific area and the Australian government that allows for businesses in that area to sponsor overseas workers through a labour agreement. What is special about labour agreements are that they allow for those businesses to sponsor workers for the labour agreement stream Temporary... Continue Reading
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Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part III

We have now covered the two main streams under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) in this three part series. In our last two articles which we have listed below, we have gone into detail on the different requirements that apply to those two streams, how those requirements are assessed, explained the exemptions... Continue Reading
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Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part II

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) is a great option to consider in obtaining your permanent residency in Australia if you are unable to meet the requirements for an independent visa such as the Skilled Independent  visa (subclass 189), if your occupation is not on the skilled list for an independent visa or... Continue Reading
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Your Full Guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (Subclass 186): Part I

  Not able to find a visa pathway through an independent visa or family visa? You might want to take a look at the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186), a permanent resident visa that is available through employer sponsorship. Here is our full guide, which will be broken down into 3 separate parts... Continue Reading
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South Australia DAMA: Occupations and Benefits

What is a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)? Remember the labour agreement stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)? This is not accessible by employees or businesses in general, but only if you are a local business and covered under a DAMA in your area. DAMAS are an agreement between between an... Continue Reading
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South Australia DAMA: Requirements

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between an area and the Australian government for businesses in that area to enter into a labour agreement. Before you think that this would not apply to you, think again. As a business covered under a DAMA or a visa applicant that is struggling to meet requirements,... Continue Reading
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Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Businesses

Are you a business located in the Northern Territory? Are you looking to employ but are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates to occupy vacant positions? You might want to take a look at entering into a labour agreement with the Australian government, which would allow you to sponsor overseas workers to fill those... Continue Reading
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Labour Agreement TSS 482 Visa: Northern Territory – Visa Applicants

Have you ever wondered what the labour agreements stream under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) is? Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) are an agreement between a state and the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) to allow businesses in specific locations to access certain types of skilled labour not currently available in the... Continue Reading
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Offshore Applications And Bridging Visa E

Did you know that in many cases you may obtain a Bridging Visa E (BVE) to remain in Australia even though you applied for your visa offshore? Most of you know that when you apply for a visa when you are in Australia and you hold a substantive visa,  you are granted a Bridging Visa... Continue Reading
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New DAMA areas released

New Migration Program year! Every year the Australian government sets a quota for the migration intake for the Migration Program. Migration Program year 2019/20 is set at 160,000 places. This year will have more places allocated to the Employer Sponsored, Regional and State and Territory Nominated visa categories. Global Talent – Independent program Last year... Continue Reading
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Getting A Skill Assessment As A Nursing/Midwife Professional From ANMAC

Many healthcare professions are often in short supply within the Australian labour market. Take for example the Nursing profession, which has never budged from the Australian occupation lists. As a registered Nurse in Australia it is highly likely you will find employment easily and in many regional areas many care providers are willing to offer... Continue Reading
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RSMS 187 Visa Closes End Of October

Budget release had some surprises! On Tuesday, the budget measure was released for 2019 to 2020. Here is a brief summary of what to expect from the federal budget for migration. To see the Federal Budget, click here  No RSMS after October There will be two new visa applications for regional areas: Skilled Work Regional... Continue Reading
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New Occupation Lists Start Today

Today new occupation lists were released. There are lists for the following visa subclasses; 186 visa 186 Occupation List 187 visa RSMS Occupation List 189,190,489 and 485 visas 189 190 489 485 GSM 482 Visa 482 Occupation List 189, 190, 489, 485 and ROL Lists These changes to the skilled occupations lists and assessing authorities do not affect those... Continue Reading
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Paying for Sponsorship – Part 2

In our last article we discussing the all important ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement that is in any sponsored work visa and put in place to protect overseas workers from exploitation or extortion and to encourage fair recruitment practices. To recap, the visas affected by the ‘no payment for sponsorship’ requirement: Training (subclass 407) Temporary... Continue Reading
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Are you a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) applying for the 482 visa?

As most of you are aware the old 457 working visa is dead and the new 482 visa has taken its place. The 482 has basically been split into two groups, one where you can obtain a 4 year visa which has a pathway to permanent residency and the other is a dead end 2... Continue Reading
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Paying For Sponsorship Pt1

Sadly the media has been full of stories where our international visitors, primarily international students, have robed of tens of thousands of dollars by fraudsters promising visa sponsorship that never eventuates. If you aren’t aware of these events then be very very careful when someone offers you a job in return for a large some... Continue Reading
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Don’t Jeopardise Your RSMS 187 Visa. Know What The Cancellation Grounds Are.

Are you a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187) holder? The employer sponsored visas have been increasingly tricky and difficult to obtain. Outside the typical grounds for cancellation such as being charged of a serious criminal offence, what are your obligations to make sure you keep your visa safe? You may know that... Continue Reading
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Your Complete Guide To The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) – Part II

As there are many essential and complicated requirements that must be fulfilled when applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa (subclass 482). We have split this article into two parts. Welcome to part II! Salary requirement (ASMR) (Part II) Non-discriminatory recruitment practices requirement (Part II) Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) (Part II) No adverse... Continue Reading
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The 482 Australian Work Visa – Part 1

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482) replaced the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) effective 18 March 2018. Whilst very similar, the TSS 482 visa has been built to make it tougher for applicants to get into or stay in Australia, particularly for international students who complete their studies here. There are three... Continue Reading