Tech Workers and Skilled Visas

Australian Visas for Tech Workers One Australian visa option for foreign tech workers to consider are Australia’s three visas for skilled workers: Skilled Independent 189 Visa Applicants for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) do not require sponsorship. The current pass mark for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is 65 points. The applicant’s nominated occupation […]

The New TSS 482 Work Visa, What Is it?

The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa On March 18, 2018, the 457 work visa was replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa. Some highlights of the TSS visa are: It has two streams: Short-Term Stream (up to 2 years) The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website states that “The Short-Term stream is […]

Is your occupation on the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria?

Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria The Victorian state government can assist your visa application by nominating you for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa or the 489 Regional visa. The Victorian government website Live in Victoria explains that “Victoria’s skilled migration program seeks to attract highly skilled and employable professionals and tradespeople with occupations that […]

Important New 457 Visa Information

Australia’s 457 Work Visa Ending The Australian Department of Immigration (DIBP) recently released important information about the 457 Work Visa, which will end in March 2018. This new information relates to grandfathering provisions for the 457. That is, how some of the old 457 rules will continue to be applied for those holding or have […]

To Live and Work in Australia: The Regional 187 and 489 Visas

The 187 and 489 visas were discontinued on Nov 16, 2019, and replaced by the 491 and 494 Regional visas Australia’s Regional Visas: 187 Permanent and 489 Temporary Visas Regional visas are an often forgotten or ignored visa option that may be the answer for many of those wishing to live and work in Australia. […]

Australian Citizenship Could Be a Good Option for You

Australian Citizenship In 2015-2016, more than 133,000 foreign nationals from 190 countries took the oath to become Australian citizens. Generally, about 80 percent of migrants who reside in Australia for ten years become citizens. There are important advantages to becoming an Australian citizen. Some of these include: Gaining a passport. Entering Australia hassle free. Being […]

Australia’s Distinguished Talent 858 Visa

The 858 Distinguished Talent Visa The Distinguished Talent Visa is a permanent visa for foreign nationals “with distinguished talent.” This specific talent can be in a profession, a sport, the arts, or academia and research, and must be an “internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement.” Applicants for the Distinguished Talent Visa 858 (applied […]

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