NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1 NSW State government is pleased to announce that applications for New South Wales nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa under Pathway 1 are now open. In the following sections, a detailed explanation has been provided about the nomination

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LABOUR MARKET TESTING CHANGES EFFECT 08/12/2023

LABOUR MARKET TESTING CHANGES EFFECT 08/12/2023 THIS RELATES TO ADVERTISEMENTS PLACED FOR A SUBCLASS 482TSS VISA. IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR THE 186 PERMANENT EMPLOYER SPONSORED PATHWAY IN TERMS OF MEETING THE GENUINE POSITION REQUIREMENTS. Method The requirement has been reduced from 3 to 2 methods of advertisement. Workforce Australia is no longer required.

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24/11/2023 Location Requirements for the grant of visa & 309 via holders now have the ability to apply for a merits review in their own right

24/11/2023 Location Requirements for the grant of visa & 309 via holders now have the ability to apply for a merits review in their own right   These changes allow for: Partner Subclasses 309 and 820 and Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 visas to be granted to applicants whether they are inside or outside Australia at the time

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25/11/2023 Expanding Access under the Subclass Permanent 186 TRTS pathway visa

25/11/2023 Expanding Access under the Subclass Permanent 186 TRTS pathway visa   From the 25/11/2023, the pathway from the 482 TSS visa to a 186 permanent TSS pathway visa is available to applicants on the Medium-Long term, Short-term and ROL occupations listed occupations. Prior to the 25/11/2023, this pathway did not extend to applicants who

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Covid concession period ends on 25/11/2023

  Covid concession period ends on 25/11/2023 ​​The COVID-19 concession period will cease on 25 November 2023. ​From early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in international travel restrictions, and deteriorating business and employment conditions. The former Government implemented temporary measures related to an initial concession period. This was to provide concessions for applicants of certain visa subclasses affected

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Expanding Employer Sponsored Pathways to Permanent Residence (PR)

From 25 November 2023 (subject to the approval of regulation changes), the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) visas to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for TSS visa holders.

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408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream) is going to close gradually

The Minister for Home Affairs has released news that the 408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream) is going to close gradually. From 2 September 2023 there will be a filing fee of $405 and the visa duration will be 6 months, and only for existing 408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream). See media release https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/ClareONeil/Pages/closure-of-the-pandemic-event-visa.aspx

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State Nomination allocations for the skilled nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 and skilled Work regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa categories

State Nomination allocations for the skilled nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 and skilled Work regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa categories. Two main categories under the Skilled migration program include: Skilled – Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190) – 10,300 places allocated for 2023/2024 year Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) – 6,400 places allocated for 2023/2024 year These

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1 July 2023 Changes

We provide a list below for proposed 1 July changes. Please note that this list is current as at the date of this email and that some of the legislation that supports these changes has not yet been released. Home Affairs announced changes to Employer Sponsored Migration Pathways TSMIT increase to $70,000 – Legislative Instrument not yet

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LMT NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR UK PASSPORT HOLDERS

The United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (UKFTA) came into effect on 31 May 2023. The UKFTA includes a groundbreaking decision to remove the Labour Market Test (LMT) requirement entirely for UK passport holders who apply for the Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage visa. What is the LMT requirement? The LMT requirement is a time of

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