The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) came into effect on 12 August 2018. The SAF is now payable by employers who wish to sponsor temporary and permanent overseas skilled workers on a skilled work visa in Australia. The SAF payment will contribute to the skills development of Australian workers. It must be paid at the time of the nomination application and it is tax deductible.
If you are applying for an employer sponsored visa in Australia, your employer must conduct and meet the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements BEFORE lodging a nomination application. Failing to do this may result in a refusal of your application. This is mandatory under the Act to provide evidence of the sponsor’s efforts to find suitably qualified and experience Australian citizens or permanent residents to fill the position.
Following the introduction of the new TSS visa subclass 482 that came into effect on 18 March 2018, it has raised many concerns to current 457 visa holders as to whether they will be eligible for permanent residency through TRT stream. This article looks at the Top 10 FAQs about the Transitional Arrangements for Temporary Residence Transition stream for current 457 visa holders who may be eligible.
BREAKING: This is the most recent update from the Department of Home Affairs for the upcoming March 2018 changes.The changes that will occur in March 2018 is not all about TSS visa. There are important changes that will affect the permanent skilled visas. The changes to permanent skilled visa will impact the following: Employer Nomination Scheme […]
Kris Ahn, Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, attended the information session hosted by the Department of Home Affairs on Friday 23 February 2018. Here are the updates. Temporary Skills Shortage visa – the TSS Visas This visa will be Subclass 482. The department is simplifying the processes for this visa and will be introducing automated renewal […]
You may have heard and been aware that the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA; the new Department of Immigration and Border Protection), has been vigilantly refusing RSMS applications that have nominated managerial occupations; more specifically, Office Manager [ANZSCO 512111] and Retail Managers [ANZSCO 142111]. Kris Ahn, Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer, wrote this as a response to […]
The answers that we have been waiting for! The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the latest update on Subclass 457 Visa Grandfathering Arrangements!