Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa (TSS visa)

The Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa (TSS visa) is a temporary employer-sponsored visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer.   The application process for the initial TSS visa involves three stages: Sponsorship – application by the business for standard business sponsorship status or negotiation of a labour agreement with the Australian government represented […]

Is your Student Visa expiring soon?

Student visa extension? Technically speaking you can’t extend a student visa! To continue in Australia, you will need to apply for a new student visa before your current visa expires.   Here are some points to take into consideration:   Work limitation   This is commonly known as visa condition 8105 – work limitation. This […]

Tips to Meeting the Genuine Temporary Entrant Requirements – GTE Student Visa

The genuine temporary entrant criterion must be satisfied by all applicants who make an application for a Student visa (subclass 500).   The Australian Government operates a student visa programme that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary […]

Are you considering onshore voluntary cancellation of your student visa?

Student Visa – Voluntary Cancellation – after applying for an Onshore Partner Visa ?   Apply for Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801). A Bridging Visa A (BVA) is granted in association with your partner visa application. The BVA sits in the background until your student visa expires or is cancelled. Onshore student voluntary cancellation – […]

Graduate Visa- key factors!

The temporary graduate visa is a great option for students who are about to complete their studies in Australia. The 485 is comprised of 2 streams: Graduate work stream and the post-study work stream.   What are the common criteria for the 485 visa subclass?   Completed at least 92 weeks of study within the […]

Flagged occupations for change in January 2018!

Flag occupations on the STSOL list for possible removal in January 2018! There are no proposed changes for the MLTSSL strategic skills list at this time. The list has not been finished yet! Stay tuned for more updates!  

Partner visa application – find out your options!

Would you like to bring your loved one to live with you in Australia? Are you an Australian permanent resident, Citizen or eligible NZ Citizen?   The Partner visa allows you to sponsor your spouse or de facto partner to live in Australia. You can apply for a partner visa either onshore or offshore, however […]

Summary of the Occupation Lists versus Visa Subclasses – understanding the differences

Subclass 189 (Independent), Subclass 489 (Provisional) (Family nominated), Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate)   The following occupation list applies:   Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)   Migration (IMMI 17/072: (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2017: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00850   Subclass 190 (Nominated), Subclass 489 (Provisional) (State or Territory nominated)   There are two occupation […]