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Parent and Relative Visas

The Department of Home Affairs has released more information over the weekend on migration planning levels for the remainder of current financial year with particular focus on mature visa applicants. In summary, the maximum number of classes of parent visas granted in the financial year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 will be as follows: Contributory Parent Visas – 7175 Parent Visas – 1500 Other family visas including Remaining Relative and Aged Dependent Relative – 500 According to the Departmental website the current processing timeframe for Contributory parent visas is currently at 41 months.  The processing timeframe for other parent visas is not published, however, it is believed to be in excess of 25 years.  Remaining relative visas are taking 50 years to process...

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Contribution to the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

Contribution to the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) When introduced, the SAF Levy will be collected by Home Affairs It will be payable in full at the time the TSS nomination is lodged, in addition to the nomination application fee For businesses with a turnover of:oless than $10M –the SAF contribution will be $1200 per year o$10M or more –the SAF contribution will be $1800 per year   Where you enter the wrong information in the form, causing the wrong amount to be calculated, you will be able to withdraw the nomination and get a refund and ‘start again’ The ATO has advised that SAF contributions would be tax deductible The SAF itself will be administered by the Department of Education...

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Study in Tasmania and get PR easier

Student’s benefits in enrolling in Tasmania. Just in the past 6 months, our number of students has gone up by 46%. Many of these students are from Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane. Come to study with in Tasmania to increase  chance of getting PR. Just In March alone, Tasmania gives out 189 nominations for 190 and 72 for 489 (only behind the great NSW). There are 3 main types of students interested in this program! Currently holding graduate visa 485, graduated from Accounting, Engineer and IT, they came to study with us to get their state nomination for 190/489. These students could not have points high enough to compete for visa 189 (80-85 points for invitation) Students from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane who...

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Business visa happy story

From Johannesburg to Sunshine Coast: raising a family in Queensland UK-based optometrist Nicolle moved to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast after finding love on a visit home to Johannesburg in 2008. Since then, she has had two children, worked as a locum, forayed into property investment, exhibited her paintings in art shows and just last year, became an Australian citizen. Why Queensland? I am originally from Johannesburg in South Africa. Most of my professional life was spent living and working in the UK as a locum optometrist. At the end of 2008, while on a visit to South Africa to see my family, I met an Australian engineer called James who was working on a mining project in Zambia, but...

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FREE Translation

This free translating service from The Department of Social Services is available for people holding a Permanent Australian Visa, granted within the past two years (except subclass 155). The service is also accessible to those on the following Temporary visa sub classes: 300,309,820,445,449,786,785,790. If you hold one of these visa sub classes the service is available for a maximum of 10 translations and if you hold a permanent visa (no longer than 2 years), you can only use the service if you have not used it previously whilst on an eligible temporary visa (listed above). https://translating.dss.gov.au/en/

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Minimum wages

Each financial year, the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel conducts a complete review of the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). On 1 June 2018, the Commission handed down its decision regarding an increase to modern awards and the minimum wage. The Commission determined an increase to the minimum wage and modern awards by 3.5 per cent, taking effect from 1 July 2018 Here are the changes: ·         Increase in the national minimum wage to $719.22 per week, or $18.93 per hour. ·         This constitutes an increase of $24.30 per week to the weekly rate or 64 cents per hour to the hourly rate. To find out more about...

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Training required for 187 and 186 visa Sponsors

No more Banchmark A or B. Implementation date is still unknown, but it is expected soon. Known as SAF - Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018  require Levy being payed on each new nomination for 482, 187, 186 visa. The levy will be payable in full at the time the worker is nominated, and will depend on the size of the business. The levy will not apply to dependent TSS visa applicants or to existing 457 visa holders. Employers wishing to nominate TSS visa ENS / RSMS visas Small (annual turnover less than $10 million) will be liable to pay $1200 per year or part thereof $3000 one-off. Other businesses $1800 per year or part thereof $5000 one-off. The SAF...

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nomination training contribution charge

Nomination training contribution charge is a new black. Very soon new Sponsorship training obligations will be introduced. on 8 may 2018 "Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017 passed both houses of Parliament.  From now it is a short and rather sure way to make it real. It was a last misery in changes introduced in march 2018 and and one of the biggest changes for RSMS progtam. They are that sponsors with a turnover of less than $10 million per year will be required to pay an annual levy of $1,200 for each year that a temporary skilled worker is employed, and a "one-off" levy of $3,000 for a permanent skilled visa. Sponsors with a turnover greater than $10...

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Move to Australia for work

If you’re considering making the move to Australia for work, there are many different kinds of work visa’s you can apply for. A work visa is a visa that has been sponsored by a company or individual who needs you to relocate to Australia and work for them because of your special skills or qualifications. All Australian work visa’s are designed to build and support the Australian economy, so the rules that govern the application of these visa’s are strict, and the expectations of applicants are high. In addition to a valid job offer within Australia, you’ll also need to present proof of qualifications, relevant work experience and a degree of understanding of the English language. Australia demands these requirements...

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485 Temporary Graduate visa

485 Temporary Graduate visa   This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.You can live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.  Eligibility be under 50 years of age have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course meet additional requirements of the relevant stream Length of stay  Graduate Work stream - 18 months Post-Study Work stream - two to four years Visa cost for primary applicant  $AU 1500.00 Calculate your points Streams The visa has two streams: Graduate Work stream- is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that closely relate to an occupation identified as being in need in the medium to long term in...

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