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Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

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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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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…
Mihan Hannan
March 20, 2021
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COVID concessions for Australian visas

Since 19 September 2020, a number of concessions have been available for certain visa holders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Department have announced further concessions where COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly in relation to applicants for family visas who are currently in Australia. Partners and Child visas - Onshore grants from 27 February 2021 Changes…
February 13, 2021
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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.…
Jordan Tew
January 20, 2021

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