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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…
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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…
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June 22, 2021

Updated Priority Migration Skill Occupation List (PMSOL)

On 22 July 2021, The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP announced the inclusion of a further 22 skilled occupations to the existing Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), taking it to a total of 41 occupations. What is the PMSOL? Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL are…
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June 8, 2021

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa checklist

The 482 visa is a temporary, employer sponsored visa for skilled foreign workers employed in specified occupations and allows employers to sponsor workers with suitable skills and qualifications where a suitable Australian worker cannot be sourced. It also offers some pathways to permanent residency, making it an appealing option for workers wanting to stay in Australia on a more long-term…
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June 1, 2021

TSS visa to PR: What is the process to permanent residency from a Subclass 482 visa?

Australia often ranks among the most livable countries in the world, making it attractive to immigrants. The Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) (TSS) visa grants businesses the right to employ and sponsor foreign workers on the skilled occupation list on a temporary basis. The duration of these visas can be up to 4 years, depending on the nominated occupation. How…
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Employer Sponsored
April 19, 2021

ENS visa processing times and in demand occupations

A shortage of skilled workers is an ongoing challenge in Australia and globally. Businesses in Australia are able to consider the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) (ENS) visa to hire foreign workers as a solution to local labour market shortages. Whilst businesses are entitled to hire foreign workers on both temporary and permanent visas, the process can be time-consuming. ENS…
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Employer Sponsored
April 19, 2021

A brief guide to the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) (ENS) visa

The Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) (ENS) visa allows businesses to sponsor foreign workers on permanent visas. Nominated workers can already be living and working in Australia as temporary residents or living and working outside Australia. Very broadly speaking, a successful ENS application requires a nomination and a visa application. For further information about this program, please refer to our…
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March 20, 2021

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration releases its interim report on Australia’s Skilled Migration Program

On 18 March 2021, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration (the Committee) presented an interim report for its inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program. It makes 12 welcome recommendations focused on Australia’s recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also makes submissions in relation to Australia’s international competitiveness in attracting entrepreneurs, venture capital, start-ups, and the best…