Immigration News

Salary Requirements to nominate an overseas worker (subclass 482, 186, 187)

If you intend to sponsor foreign workers in your business you must meet salary requirements.  These requirements are designed to ensure that overseas workers are paid the market salary rate and that the employer sponsored visa program is not used to undercut the local labour market. What are the salary requirements to nomination an overseas worker? There are two salary requirements that an employer must: Firstly, you must demonstrate that you will pay an… Read More

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2019-2020 Migration Program Outcomes

The Department of Home Affairs has published its detailed outcomes from the 2019-20 Migration Program. A total of 153,537 visas were granted from the 160,000 allocated for the 2019-2020 program year in the Federal Budget. 2019-2020 Permanent Migration Program Outcomes A total of 140,366 visas were granted for the permanent migration program, with 70% of visas being granted to applicants in the skilled visa stream. In summary: 95,843 places were granted through… Read More

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State and Territory Nomination Allocation Numbers – SC190/491/188/132

The Australian Government have allocated a small number of nomination places to the States and Territories for Subclasses 190 and 491 nominations and the Business Innovation and Investment classes up until the Federal Budget on 6 October 2020. The specific number of places allocated to each State and Territory are below: State & Territory SC 190 SC 491 & 489 Business Innovation & Investment ACT 250 45 4 NSW 550 150 200… Read More

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Further inbound travel exemptions – Update

The Department Of Home Affairs have announced a further category of persons to be automatically exempt from travel restrictions.  Holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa can now enter Australia, without obtaining an individual exemption. Who is exempt from applying for a travel exemption? Those exempt from requiring individual exemptions are: an Australian citizen a permanent resident of Australia an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent… Read More

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Victoria business and investor visa nomination program (subclass 188 and 132) – Update

The Department of Home Affairs has provided the Victorian Government with a limited allocation of visa nomination places for the Business Innovation and Investment Program. The interim allocation is designed to assist Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Competition for these places is expected to be high. Applications will close at 5pm AEST on 21 September 2020. Additional Requirement to the Nomination Criteria For applicants seeking to be nominated there is… Read More

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