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What Are Visa Caveats?

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As part of the sweeping visa changes recently announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, a number of occupations under the 457 visa program now have caveats placed against them. The 457 scheme will run until March 2018, after which it will be replaced by the Temporary Skill Shortage visa program. These caveats apply to occupations under both visa schemes.   So, what are visa caveats and what do they mean for you? A caveat is basically a condition that you or your employer have to meet if you are being sponsored under a certain occupation. In total, […]

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TSS Visa (Subclass 482) to PR

  Before we know it, the 457 visa will be a distant memory and the Government’s new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program (Subclass 482) will be in full swing. Transitioning to permanent residency from the 457 visa was relatively straightforward, with most people eligible for a 186 visa after two years via the Temporary Resident Transition Stream. So, what happens once the TSS visa kicks in? TSS visa to PR The 482 visa will be split into two streams. If you’re only eligible for the short-term stream then unfortunately you will not be able to transition to permanent residency. However, […]

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10 Facts About the New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

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  Under the new temporary sponsored parent visa program, applicants can stay in Australia for up to ten years. In this week’s Budget, the Government confirmed plans to introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa, enabling parents to live in Australia for as long as a decade, but not settle here permanently. Up to 15,000 people each year will be eligible to apply. The Government believes the visa will help families reduce their childcare costs as grandparents step in to share the load. Here are ten things you need to know before applying for the temporary sponsored parent visa. 1. […]

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