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Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

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Can an agent’s actions constitute “factors beyond control” in Schedule 3? A case note: Wong (Migration) [2021] AATA 537 (19 February 2021)

Ms Wong (the applicant) and her family applied for Temporary Business Entry (Class UC) (Subclass 457) (457) visas on 2 March 2018. At the time of application, the applicant did not hold a substantive visa. Among other things, the primary criteria required that if the applicant were in Australia at the time of application and did not hold a substantive…
Emily Young
May 6, 2021
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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…
Mihan Hannan
April 19, 2021
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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…
Mihan Hannan
April 19, 2021
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What is a bridging visa, and what’s the difference between them?

Foreign residents in Australia normally hold “substantive visas” with clear expiry dates. A substantive visa is any visa which is not a bridging visa or a criminal justice visa or an enforcement visa. When people normally mention that they are holding a visa (e.g. a Visitor visa, a TSS visa, a Partner visa) they are usually referring to a substantive…
Mihan Hannan
April 1, 2021
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What is a Global Talent (formerly Distinguished Talent) visa? (updated: 23 March 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,…
Jordan Tew
March 23, 2021
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How do I apply for a fast tracked tech talent / global talent visa? (updated: 23 Mar 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 recently renamed…
Jordan Tew
March 23, 2021

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