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No new UK visa deal for Australians

UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has put an end to speculation, stating that there will be no special visa deal for Australians wanting to come to the UK after Brexit. This announcement comes just weeks after Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, spoke about negotiating a visa system that would simplify migration between the UK and Australia. After […]

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[Update] Australian temporary activity visa framework

A new temporary activity visa framework will come into effect on 19 November 2016.  The Australian government aims to reduce the paperwork around these visas, by removing sponsorship and nomination requirements for certain short stay activities. What’s changing? There are currently seven temporary activity visa classes. This will now be reduced to four: Subclass 400 Temporary […]

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New ACT list as of 1 September 2016

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) released its revised Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the skilled visa programme in September. This list serves to identify the skills that are most in demand in Canberra. Changes to the list The newly released list includes 11 new occupations, including graphic designer, human resource adviser, web designer and mechanical […]

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Temporary Australian visa for parents on the cards

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released a discussion paper proposing a temporary visa for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents. What is a temporary visa? Essentially, a temporary visa allows holders to spend short periods of time in Australia for tourism or to visit family and friends. Certain temporary visas […]

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Australia plans to increase tax on working holiday visa holders

The Australian Federal government has planned to introduce an adjustment to the tax free threshold for non-resident workers. With the commencement originally announced for July 2016, debates between the country’s major political parties has delayed the implementation to January 2017. Higher tax rate on all income The proposed tax will apply to those working in […]

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New Zealand works with INTERPOL to strengthen borders

Everyone crossing the New Zealand border will be checked against INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database. Travellers flying to, from or through New Zealand should ensure they have all their travel documentation in order. This security measure will be implemented at the check-in stage of passengers’ journeys. To avoid adding delays to the […]

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5 Reasons to move to Australia

Australia has long been one of the most popular countries for those looking to emigrate. We look at five of the top reasons that people keep flocking Down Under. 1. Career opportunities Over the last few decades, Australia’s economy has remained strong, even throughout the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Its proximity to Asia […]

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Find out why thousands of millionaires are moving to Australia

Australia has been a popular immigration destination for skilled migrants for decades. In 2015, Australia not only had a net inflow of overseas migrants, but the land Down Under also attracted several thousand foreign-born millionaires. Australia keeps attracting international talent Mid-way through last year, people born overseas made up almost 30% of the Australian population. […]

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Three things you should know about Australian migration

Every year thousands of people from around the world immigrate to Australia. If you’re considering making the move, here are three things you should know about Australian migration. 1. Australia welcomes skilled young workers and their families We’ve discussed how highly sought after skilled migrants are in Australia a few times. What many people do not […]

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Expand your business to Australia

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) is a popular visa category for applicants who are sponsored by an approved Australian company. What most applicants are unaware of is that this visa can also be used by overseas businesses wishing to expand into Australia and employ foreign citizens.   A prospective overseas business must demonstrate […]

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