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Partner Visa
December 1, 2021

Partner visa document checklist

Australia’s Partner visas are both temporary and permanent visas that enable the spouses (married) or de facto partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens to reside in Australia on the basis of their relationship. Eligibility for a Partner visa is dependent on several factors, primarily relating to the nature of your relationship. This document checklist relates…
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October 18, 2021

What are the 10 target sectors for the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program?

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is designed to attract highly skilled and talent individuals in 10 target sectors, offering them a streamlined pathway to Australian permanent residency. You can read more about this program here. What are the 10 target sectors? The 10 target sectors are Resources; Agri-food and AgTech Energy Health Industries Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space Circular…
Partner Visa
October 15, 2021

How does a company acquisition / restructure affect my eligibility for employer sponsored permanent residency?

The primary visa for employer sponsored permanent residency is the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) (ENS) visa. You can read more about the ENS visas here. There are two main streams for eligibility under the ENS 186 visa, namely: Temporary Resident Transition (TRT) stream; and Direct Entry (DE) stream. The TRT stream specifically requires the applicant to have worked in…
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October 15, 2021

How do I apply for a fast tracked tech talent / global talent visa? (updated: 15 Oct 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…
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October 7, 2021

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (Subclass 186) visa checklist

The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (Subclass 186) visa is an employer sponsored visa for skilled foreign workers employed in specified occupations. The  visa enables suitable employees to live and work in Australia permanently where a suitable Australian worker cannot be sourced. Eligibility for the 186 visa is dependent on several factors, including the occupation, age, and salary of the candidate.…
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September 2, 2021

What is the difference between the TSS visa and the ENS visa?

The TSS and ENS visa are both employer sponsored visa programs which allow employers to bring skilled workers into Australia for selected occupations. Both visas are very similar in the sense that they allow the visa holder to reside in Australia, work full-time and have their family accompany them. However, there are some clear distinctions between the two, with the…
August 18, 2021

What is the process for “renewing” your TSS visa?

So you’ve been enjoying the Australian sunshine, working whilst holding a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, and your employer raises the question of  of renewing your TSS visa in Australia. Although TSS visas have set expiry dates and cannot be extended or renewed in the conventional sense, a further TSS visa application may be possible to extend your stay. If…
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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…
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August 6, 2021

What are the common reasons for a TSS visa refusal?

Applicants frequently seek our assistance after having their visa applications refused. Having a visa refusal, especially when lodged in Australia, can have significant impacts for future applications (such as being barred from future applications). When factoring in the financial and time investment in preparing a visa application, it is therefore critical to get the application right the first time. Common…