Update to priority skills list to fill critical skills

On 02 September 2020, the Australian Government had announced the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List to give priority to 17 occupations for Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa and other work visa applications, including Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa. The occupation of Social…

NSW update regarding skilled and business migration programs

The State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), is ongoing and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open in early February 2021. NSW specifies 30 occupations for Skilled…

Tasmania update regarding skilled and business migration programs

On 29 January 2021, 1pm the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open with updated requirements and documents. The Department…

Victoria update regarding Skilled Visa nominations

On 05 January 2021, the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), has re-opened focusing on Victoria’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Home Affairs has made additional allocation of State nomination places for remainder of the financial year 2020-2021…

Compilation of Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020

Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020, as amended by Migration (COVID‑19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Amendment Instrument (LIN 20/283) 2020 dated 01 December…

Government announces Visa Application Charge changes to support tourism and agriculture

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 delivered on 06 October 2020, the Morrison Government announced support in form of refunding Visa Application Charge (VAC) or granting waivers to International tourists and temporary visa holders to meet critical skills shortage in Australia. Visa holders who are eligible for this support include prospective marriage visa holders,…

Updates on leaving from Australia during COVID-19

Australia has put in place strict international border measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 within Australian community. While non-citizens, international visitors and other temporary visa holders may still be able to leave Australia where possible to do so, the Government has imposed overseas travel restrictions on Australian citizens and permanent residents. Accordingly, temporary visa…