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As we walked with our clients’ on their visa journeys over the years, we realised how many people would benefit from a reliable source of information that detangle confusing regulations and are reader-focused. It serves to educate on all things emigration and immigration, to simplify, clarify and provide the latest of updates in the ever evolving Australian migration laws, and to speak about exciting news. Sometimes even scandals!

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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

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

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

7 Days of Migration

              7 Days of Migration  (2 October to the 9 of October 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any... Continue Reading

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115 and 835): The Applicant

Are you in the position where you no longer have any close relatives that live outside of Australia? Perhaps all of the family you know has moved to Australia. You may apply for the permanent Australian Remaining Relative Visa (subclass and 115 and 835) if they are a relative of an Australian citizen, permanent resident... Continue Reading

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115 and 835): The Sponsor

  Do you have a family member who has recently lost all members of their family unit and in need of joining you in Australia? That family member may apply for the permanent Australian Remaining Relative Visa (subclass and 115 and 835) if they are a relative of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible... Continue Reading

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

7 Days of Migration

          7 Days of Migration (25th September to 2nd October 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have... Continue Reading

Study a Trade to Qualify for Permanent Residency in Australia

  Australia is one of the world’s most popular destinations for immigration. Abundant opportunities and a growing economy make it one of the best places to study, work, and build a future. With a relatively complex immigration system, some hopeful migrants can find it difficult to identify a pathway to permanent resident status. One way... Continue Reading

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

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (18th September to 25th September 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.... Continue Reading

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

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

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (11th September to 18th September 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.... Continue Reading

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

7 Days of Migration

              7 Days of Migration (28th August to 4th September 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research,... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (21st August to 28th August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.... Continue Reading

Initial Entry Date Requirement

Over the years we have received many enquiries from permanent residency visa holders overseas who did not meet their  “initial entry date”. It is confusing because this initial entry date is not a condition that usually appears on the visa itself however it still is a “condition” and if not complied with there are cancellation... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration (14th August to the 21st August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

            7 Days of Migration  (7th August to the 14th August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research,... Continue Reading

491 and 494 Visa Holders To Be Given Equitable Access To Social Services

Today the government announced a bill that will ensure future 494 and 491 visa holders will have access to various social services as if they were permanent residents.  In an explanation of the new laws proposed to parliament the government states;  “This Bill supports the Australian Government’s initiatives in managing Australia’s immigration program and supporting... Continue Reading

The 870 Visa Trap. Given With One Hand And Taken Away With The Other

According to the Immigration department the Temporary Parent 870 visas are off to a flying start and some sponsorship applications only taking 3 days to process. The department released a statement saying; Parents from South Africa, Venezuela, China, South Korea, Bolivia, the UK, Egypt and India will soon be in Australia with their families after... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

    7 Days of Migration  (24th of July to the 1st of August 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done... Continue Reading

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

7 Days of Migration

              7 Days of Migration (17th of July to the 24th of July 2019) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do... Continue Reading

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

NSW 190 Sponsorship Work And Residency Requirements

   Not all of the occupations on the July 2019 190 sponsorship list have the additional work and living requirements, only the ones where there are generally more applicants than places available. To bring yourself to the attention of the NSW government, if your occupation has this additional requirement you will have to have claimed... Continue Reading

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (10th July to the 17th of July) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for... Continue Reading

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

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

7 Days of Migration

7 Days of Migration  (3rd of July to the 10th  of July) Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all... Continue Reading

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