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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 announced 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 & to…

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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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Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce Formed to Lure Businesses & Talents to Australia

Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce Formed to Lure Businesses & Talents to Australia

The Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce had been created to attract international businesses to Australia and it predominantly target exceptional businesses & talents in advanced manufacturing, financial services, FinTech and health. The taskforce offers: streamlined pathways to permanent residency bespoke advice on how and where to relocate industry-specific contacts and support to help you find the right location and…

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COVID-19 Travel Exemptions & Priority Visa Processing for 17 Skilled Occupations in PMSOL

COVID-19 Travel Exemptions & Priority Visa Processing for 17 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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Mandatory Labour Market Testing (LMT) on Jobactive Requirement

Mandatory Labour Market Testing (LMT) on Jobactive Requirement

On 2 September 2020, the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, announced the introduction of a new priority skills list and strengthened labour market testing requirements. Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) As part of the…

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