Australia is one of the world’s most popular destinations for tourists. It is also one of the best places in the world in which to work, study, or live.
Unless you are an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen, you need to obtain a visa before travelling to Australia. The visa requirements for Australia are complex and change frequently, often three or four times a year.
So it is important if you are applying for a visa that you are aware of all the specific visa requirements that you must meet in order to be successful, if these are not met the visa cannot be granted.
If you lodge a visa application in Australia and it is refused, it may be difficult to lodge a further application if you do not hold a substantive visa as the Migration Act allows only a few such applications to be made.
So the general rule is that if you have had a visa application refused in Australia and you do not hold a substantive visa, you will need to go overseas before you can lodge another application.
People located living or working illegally may face serious consequences (including, detention, removal and exclusion periods from Australia) while employers of illegal workers can face fines and possible criminal charges.
Travelling South Migration Services is a boutique migration practice established in August 2003, specialising in helping people with their Australian visa application.
We provide advice and solutions to people interested in visiting, migrating, working or studying in Australia. Our point of difference is highly personalised attention and great value for money.
As a Registered Migration Agent, we must meet competency standards, abide by the OMARA’s strict Code of Conduct and keep our knowledge of migration law and procedure up-to-date. Please view the Code of Conduct.
We have an in-depth understanding of the needs of both business and individuals. We ensure that applications have a high chance of success and that this very important process is handled carefully and properly.
You may not be aware of the difficulties and potential pitfalls associated with applications, we aim to make the process as straightforward and as simple as possible.
Not everyone is eligible to migrate to Australia. If migrating to Australia is something you dream of doing then you should contact us to see if you are eligible.
Visa Confusion obstacle to Global Sourcing
New research by Robert Walters suggests that confusion over visa and immigration changes is preventing employers from engaging top international talent.
The survey of 200 Australian hiring managers found that most hiring managers recognise the business benefits in securing international talent (including, learning from international best practice (60%), improved workplace culture (51%), global competitive advantage (57%), direct impact on ability to hit profit and growth targets (63%), and creating a "knowledge-based economy fuelled by innovation" (69%)).
Despite this, less than a third (32%) have a strategy in place to source overseas talent, and less than half (49%) facilitate international transfers. Meanwhile, 52% of the organisations surveyed say their business has been impacted by skills shortages.
Source: Mobilising global talent to drive innovation,Robert Walters, August 2018
Global Talent Scheme Pilot
The Global Talent Scheme pilot program has been launched to help Australian businesses attract the world's best and brightest workers to support business growth, skills transfer and job creation.
From 1 July 2018, the 12 month pilot program will provide businesses with clearly defined and accessible pathways to access global talent for specialised positions where there are no suitable Australians to fill the vacancies.
Businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor highly-skilled overseas workers with niche skills to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial activity, that are not covered in short-term and medium-term streams of the Temporary Skill Shortage program.
A four year Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa will be issued with option to apply for permanent residence after three years.
Established Business Stream: Allows employers who are accredited sponsors to employ highly-skilled individuals with cutting-edge skills to contribute to innovation in an established business.
Startup Stream: Allows employers to sponsor highly-skilled individuals with cutting-edge skills to contribute to Australia's startup ecosystem and bring new ideas, new jobs, new skills and new technology for Australia. For startups operating in a technology based or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related field and must be endorsed by independent startup advisory panel.
Migration Program Planning Levels
The Migration Program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2019/2020.
The total program is broken down into the following streams:
Skill Stream – designed to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia. The majority of the places in the program are in the Skill Stream (108,682 visa places in 2019/2020, 69.5% of the program).
Family Stream – is predominately made up of Partner visas, enabling Australians to reunite with family members from overseas, and provide them with pathways to citizenship (47,732 places in 2019/2020, 30.5% of the program).
Special Eligibility – this covers visas for those in special circumstances. This can include permanent residents returning to Australia after a period away, and is the smallest stream (236 places in 2019/2020).
At least 3,350 Child places will be available in 2019/2020.
160,000 Visa Places for 2019/2020
Employer Sponsored 30,000
Skilled Independent 18,652
State / Territory Nominated 24,968
Skilled Regional n/a
Skilled Employer Sponsored (Provisional) 9,000
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 14,000
Business Innovation and Investment 6,862
Global Talent 5,000
Distinguished Talent 200
Skilled Total 108,682
Other Family 562
Family Total 47,732
Special eligibility 236
Other Total 3,586
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