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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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How to sponsor International teachers for work visa

How to sponsor International teachers for work visa

At Ausdirect Migration, we have seen a growing trend where Australian schools are sponsoring more and more international teachers to fill the skills gap in Australia. We have assisted many schools in Australia in managing the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) program over the years. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see more talented international teachers embark on their new career…

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Changes to International Students Working Hours

Changes to International Students Working Hours Breaking news! Prime Minister recently announced there will be changes for international students working hour limit. Currently, international students are subjected to condition 8105, which is the 40 hour per fortnight work limitation, unless you are studying a Masters by Research or a PhD then this condition does not apply to you. In 2021,…

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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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South Australia 491 Visa Nomination Available to Offshore Engineering Applicants from 2 Nov 2021

South Australia 491 Visa Nomination Available to Offshore Engineering Applicants from 2 Nov 2021

South Australia 491 Visa Open to Overseas-based Applicants of Certain Engineering Occupations Following the opening of South Australia skilled visa nomination program to applicants (with one of the 70 occupations) currently residing offshore from 28 September 2021 , Migration SA has further announced that an additional 24 Engineering occupations will be opened to offshore-based applicants from 02 November 2021. From…

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Section 48 bar lifted for 190, 491 & 494 visas

Section 48 bar lifted for 190, 491 & 494 visas

A legislative amendment instrument has been registered on 29 Oct 2021. The relevant instrument is Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021 . This instrument amends Regulation 2.12 of the Migration Regulation 1994 by adding 3 visa classes: Subclass 190 (Skilled—Nominated) visa Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa The…

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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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