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2024 Updates to Australia’s Temporary Graduate Visa (485 visa): Key Changes Explained

Revised Overview of the Australian Temporary Graduate Visa (485 Visa) Changes Effective July 2024 The Australian Government is set to implement significant modifications to its Temporary Graduate visa program, following its latest Migration Strategy announcement. These updates are expected to take effect from 1 July 2024, pending the approval of necessary legislative amendments. Updates to the 485 Visa – Graduate…

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Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) Raised to $70,000

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) Raised to $70,000

Unpacking the Increased TSMIT Announced by the Australian Department of Home Affairs   Following the recent announcement from the Australian Department of Home Affairs, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) has been increased from the original $53,900 to the current $70,000 . This significant change is one that both potential migrants and employers sponsoring overseas talent need to understand.…

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Cryptocurrencies for Australian Business Visas

Cryptocurrencies for Australian Business Visas (188 & 888 Visas) – ASIC released guidance on crypto-asset related investment products Applicants for some of the Australian Business & Investment Visas will need to demonstrate assets ownership of a certain minimum value, source of funds, and/or the experience of management of eligible investments. We often get asked whether cryptocurrency-related assets or investments can…

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New Changes to Travel Exemption

Great news for Australian citizens and permanent residents who have been longing to be reunited with their parents. The Department of Home Affairs recently announced that from 1 November 2021, the definition of “immediate family member” will include the parents of adult Australian citizens and permanent residents. The definition of parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents includes biological parents,…

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Australia PR via New Agriculture Visa 2021

Australia PR via New Agriculture Visa 2021

Australia PR via New Agriculture Visa 2021 – Subclass 403 Visa (Australian Agriculture Worker Stream) COVID-19 has reduced the supply of overseas workers in Australia’s agriculture sector by limiting the supply of overseas mainly due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. The departure of temporary migrants has placed further strain on the supply of low and semi-skilled workers, in particular, seasonal…

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Latest COVID-19 Travel Exemptions & Priority Visa Processing for Skilled Occupations in PMSOL

Latest COVID-19 Travel Exemptions & Priority Visa Processing for Skilled Occupations in PMSOL

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) In order to support Australia’s businesses to fill critical skills shortage from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has identified 3 key sectors to be given priority in terms of visa processing and travel exemptions for temporary visa holders to enter Australia. These sectors were identified based on advice from the…

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New English Requirement for Permanent Partner Visas

New English Requirement for Permanent Partner Visas

English Language Requirement for Permanent Partner Visas As part of the Australia’s Federal Budget for 2020-21, the Government has announced new English requirements for both the applicants & permanent resident sponsors in the permanent (2nd stage) stage of the partner visas program. The objectives for this new requirement are to maximise employment prospects for partner visa holders and to enhance…

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Automatic Travel Exemption is Now Available for Subclass 188 Visa Holder

Automatic Travel Exemption is Now Available for Subclass 188 Visa Holder

Holder of Subclass 188 Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) visa will now have automatic right to enter Australia without the need to apply for travel exemptions. As usual, 14-day quarantine requirement at the traveller’s own expense is still applicable. Previously, only limited person (such as Australian citizen or permanent resident) will enjoy this automatic entry right when the Australian Government…

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