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Are you considering migrating to Australia permanently? Or perhaps you are interested in working there temporarily?

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Employing Workers from Overseas in Australia

Many Australian businesses do employ workers from overseas.

There are three types of visa which can be used effectively to employ workers from overseas, depending on the length of the project and the requirements of your business:

· Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa

· Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme

· Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Sydney Migration International and its migration agents have established itself as a market leader by providing specialised advice and assistance to small and medium sized companies who seek to employ workers from overseas.

We have provided an overview of the requirements to employ workers from overseas on our website:

Employing Workers from Overseas

Permanent Residency in Australia

A Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia can live, work and conduct business without restriction in Australia. Permanent Residents have most of the rights and entitlements of an Australian citizen.

Permanent Residency status usually provides eligibility to access Medicare (the Australian National Health Scheme) and other Social Security benefits. They are also eligible to sponsor family members or parents for a permanent visa.

Finally, if you have Permanent Residence status and you satisfy certain residential requirements, you may apply for Australian citizenship.

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Self-Sponsorship: Sponsoring yourself with your own business

You may obtain a 457 visa (via the self – sponsorship pathway) if you decide to found a company in Australia and to delegate or second yourself to Australia as an employee in your own company. You can also start your own business in Australia with a Self-Sponsorship.

We have provided an overview of the Self-Sponsorship visa classes on our website:

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New Streamlined Applications For GSM Visas in Australia

VETASSESS has introduced procedural changes for their skills assessment applications to welcome the new Financial Year. By way of overview, VETASSESS has streamlined the application process and effectively reduced processing times.

Key changes include:

  •  Assessments are now to be made regarding the highest qualification level regardless of relevance to the nominated occupation;
  •  Changes to how employment experience is assessed and
  •  A processing time of 8-10 weeks for assessment ready applications.

If you have been seeking to come to Australia on a General Skilled Migration visa, the changes mean that you will now be able to progress your application in a shorter space of time.

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Proposed red tape slashing!

The Migration Institute of Australia has called for the government to ensure the correct balance on overseas skilled work visas.

The strain between protecting the local workforce and allowing support from foreign workers has intensified with the rising local unemployment figures. Given the geographically widespread population of Australia and the local country-to-city migration of workers, it is inevitable that we rely on foreign migration to ensure the strength and development of the economy.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently considered a review of the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity Visa Programs to allow for short term 12 month mobility visas and a substantial slashing red tape.

We fully support efficiency within the DIBP – provided that is not at the expense of overseas workers – as demonstrated recently in Tasmania where an employer was paying a visa holder less than $1.35 per hour.

We will keep you posted on any developments on cuts on red tape within the system as they arise. Watch this space!





Migration Agent News: Selection based Skilled Nominated Program in NSW introduced

NSW has introduced a selection based invitation process for accessing the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) program. In a move that is similar to the approach of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, NSW will now require applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to indicate that they wish to be considered for NSW Nomination.

NSW will then rank applicants based on their skills and experience and will issue invitations to the top ranking individuals to access the program.

It is noted that applicants will still be required to slot onto the prescribed occupation list for NSW.

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Australia’s Points Test

Under Australia’s Skilled Migration program, applicants can apply for a variety of visas that enable both temporary and permanent residency of Australia. These visas are points-tested and require the applicant to meet a minimum threshold in order to become eligible for the program.

There are two (2) primary permanent residency pathways, points-tested visas: the Skilled Independent and the Skilled Nominated. The major difference is that the Skilled Nominated requires a State or Territory Government’s support in order to be successful.

Each applicant is awarded points for age, IELTS skills, qualification level, work experience, as well as other factors such as meeting Australia’s study requirement, demonstrating partner skills and even having specific accredited language skills. The more points you accumulate, the better chances you have of being offered a place to apply for permanent residency. If you just miss the threshold, perhaps Skilled Nominated is worth looking into as a Government can provide additional points towards your total.

Temporary visa options could include a Regional Skilled visa that enables you to live and work in an area of Australia typically out of the major city areas. This visa is sponsored by the Government and you can claim even more points for pursuing this pathway. After residing on this visa for at least two (2) years, a unique and subsidised permanent residency can be sought which then enables you to access all the rights and responsibilities of being an Australian permanent resident.




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