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186482Australian visasLabour Agreements
August 18, 2021

What is a Labour Agreement and why is it relevant to employer sponsored visas?

A labour agreement is a negotiated agreement between a company and the Department of Home Affairs (Department) to be able to sponsor foreign nationals for a visa. Typically, it is utilised where “standard” visa programs are not of assistance, hence why a special arrangement must be entered into. There are also several different types of labour agreements, each serving a…
global talent
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July 29, 2021

What is the impact of Direction No. 89 and the target sectors?

On 4 November 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency. You can read more about this visa here. It was initially launched with 7 target sectors (largely related to technology) listed in Direction No. 85. However, on 17 December 2020,…
global talent
Distinguished TalentGlobal Talent IndependentGTSInnovation
July 29, 2021

How do I apply for a fast tracked tech talent / global talent visa? (updated: 29 July 2021)

On 4 November 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency. This program is another layer of the “Global Talent” initiative that the Department of Home Affairs (Department) have rolled out to support innovation in Australia, which joins the renamed “Global…
Uncategorized
June 22, 2021

How can I be sponsored for permanent residency as a postdoctoral researcher or academic?

Securing an academic appointment at an Australian university is often a challenging and competitive process. However, securing such a position potentially also opens a lesser known, direct and streamlined pathway to permanent residency. In short, certain “academic applicants” can be sponsored immediately for permanent residency under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (Subclass 186) visa. Please see below for further information.…
global talent
858Distinguished TalentUncategorized
May 28, 2021

What is a Global Talent (formerly Distinguished Talent) visa? (updated: 28 May 2021)

The Global Talent visa is one of the more interesting and unique visas to Australia, offering permanent residency to individuals who have an “internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement” in an eligible area. The purpose of this visa is to attract highly skilled/talented individuals in their field to come to Australia, where they would elevate Australia’s standards internationally,…
global talent
858Distinguished TalentGlobal Talent Independent
January 20, 2021

What were the 14 November 2020 changes to the Distinguished Talent visa?

The Distinguished Talent visa aims to attract individuals who have an “internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement” in either a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research. The Distinguished Talent visa previously held two visa subclasses - the offshore Subclass 124 visa, and the onshore Subclass 858 visa application.  You can read more about this visa here.…
global talent
858Distinguished TalentGlobal Talent Independent
January 20, 2021

Common Mistakes made by Global Talent Independent (GTI) applicants

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is one of the most in demand at the moment, due to the simplified visa process and priority processing that it receives. You can read more about this program here. Having spoken to hundreds of prospective applicants and assisted numerous individuals through both the Expression of Interest (EOI) and the visa application itself, the…
global talent
858Distinguished TalentGlobal Talent Independent
October 14, 2020

Global Talent Independent Program: Interview with a Global Talent Officer (Nedra Kelaart)

Under the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) has appointed Global Talent Officers (GTOs) in London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington DC to promote the program. They now perform this role from within Australia due to COVID-19. We are very fortunate to have one of the GTOs, Nedra Kelaart, answer some of our questions regarding the…
858Distinguished TalentGlobal Talent Independent
October 1, 2020

Visas for Innovation – Our recommendations for the 2020/21 Migration Program Year

On 6 October 2020, the Australian Government is expected to announce its 2020/21 budget, which amongst other things, will include the planning levels for the migration programme year. Hannan Tew Lawyers (Hannan Tew) anticipates that along with a greater push for regional migration, innovation will feature heavily under the “skilled” stream of the migration programme year as part of a…
australian immigration practice
CovidgraduateStudent
September 24, 2020

Can I apply for a Graduate Subclass 485 visa from outside Australia using the COVID-19 concessions?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive for all, including migrants and visa holders. Australia’s travel restrictions and the pandemic in general meant that a significant number of individuals had their eligibility for Australian visas removed due to factors outside of their control. On 19 September 2020, a suite of legislative amendments came into effect which, amongst other things, made certain…