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New Skilling Australians Fund Levy Coming This Summer Will Impact Your Bottom Line

May 2, 2018

The latest news on the status of the Skilling Australians Fund levy on employment visas pending in Parliament and its coming impact on companies employing foreign workers in Australia.

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Australian Immigration | What Does ‘De-Facto’ Actually Mean?

March 29, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the term ‘de facto’ partner actually means? Are you in a relationship with someone but you’re not really sure whether it can be called a de facto relationship? Newland Chase can give you a helping hand with this one.

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AUSTRALIA: New Global Talent Scheme Announced

March 21, 2018

On 19th March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new visa scheme to attract highly-skilled talent to Australia will be piloted from 1st July 2018. Qualifying employers in two streams – established businesses and start-ups – will be able to access four-year subclass 482 (TSS) visas via streamlined applications and […]

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AUSTRALIA: New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18th March 2018

March 16, 2018

On 15th March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published the Migration Legislation Amendment which implements the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa, and which is effective 18th March 2018. However, the legislation to implement the new Skilling Australians Fund levy (“Training Levy”) has not yet been passed by Parliament. Therefore, the […]

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AUSTRALIA : Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

February 20, 2018

On 19th February 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published further clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018, including more details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) “TSS” visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa. Below, we look at the key […]

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FROM AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE: Partner Visa Applications Simplified

February 14, 2018

You want to bring your spouse or partner with you to Australia. What goes into a successful Partner Visa application? A practical guide from one of Australia's leading specialty immigration firms. Key supporting documents and helpful tips for preparing your application.

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AUSTRALIA: Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

January 17, 2018

On 11th January 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published clarification of various recent and upcoming changes to the skilled visa regulations, including new details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa in March 2018. Below, we look at the key updates from […]

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AUSTRALIA: Changes to Health Insurance Requirements for 457 Visa Applicants

November 22, 2017

Effective 18th November 2017, subclass 457 visa applicants will no longer be required to provide evidence, or a letter from an insurer, confirming their health insurance coverage as part of the visa application process. Applicants will simply be required to indicate, as part of their online application form, that they have made adequate arrangements for […]

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BRAZIL: Electronic Visas Soon Available for Australian Nationals

November 21, 2017

From 21st November 2017, Australian nationals will be able to apply for an electronic visa for Brazil, valid for tourism or business and issued within 72 hours, through a new online system. The electronic visas will then be made available to Canadian nationals from 8th January 2018, to US nationals from 15th January 2018 and […]

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AUSTRALIA: Update on Forthcoming Changes to Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Visas

November 20, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have begun to clarify the changes to permanent employer-sponsored skilled visa programmes that were announced on 18th April 2017. Significantly, DIBP has announced transitional or ‘grandfathering’ arrangements to permit individuals who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa on 18th April 2017 to access certain […]

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