True Blue Migration Agents Blog

457 Visa Changes – Summary of Reforms

  The UK did it with Brexit, America did it with Trump and now Australia seems to be following suit. Picking on migrants for political gain is certainly a growing trend. The Australian Government dealt a blow to thousands of workers and employers yesterday when it announced plans to abolish the 457 visa scheme and replace it with two new temporary skilled visas as part of a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Program. Within hours of the announcement, two significantly condensed lists were released, the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The program is being […]

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New RSMS 187 Visa Applications Suspended in WA

RSMS 187 VISA (1)

  *UPDATE: RCB applications are now being taken, but not for the Perth metro area. Contact us if you would like to check your eligibility.   WA Labour has dealt a blow to migrants applying for RSMS Visas (subclass 187). New applications to the WA Regional Certifying Board (RCB) have been temporarily suspended as of today (13th March 2017). The suspension comes just days after Labor stormed to victory in the WA election. In most cases, before applying for a RSMS 187 Visa, applicants must have the position ‘approved’ by an RCB. The first hint that Labor would seek to […]

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457 Visa or 187 Visa

  *UPDATE: The Government recently announced plans to abolish the 457 visa program as of March 2018. To discuss your options, contact us on (WA) 08 6189 5333 (VIC) 03 9038 9070. If you’re trying to weigh up your Australian work visa options then you might be wondering whether to go for the 457 (Temporary Work) Visa or the 187 RSMS Visa. In this blog, we’ll be looking at the key differences between these two visa subclasses. If you are eligible for both types, most people find that the 187 visa has the most benefits. There is also an option for […]

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