Who will be most affected by the abolition of the 457 visa program?

On 18 April 2017 the Australian Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) has been abolished and replaced with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. The new TSS visa scheme will be made up of two streams: Short term visas (up to two years) and medium term visas (up to four years). The Government’s rationale behind making these changes has been characterised as the need to protect… Read More

Five things you need to know if applying for Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

If you have an Australian employer who has nominated you, you must apply for this visa within 6 months of the nomination application being approved. If you do not have an employer who will nominate you, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. Prospective employers and state and territory governments can then view your details and decide whether to nominate you for skilled migration.