True Blue Migration Agents Blog

July 1 Visa Changes Summary

It’s certainly been an eventful year in the world of migration and there is no sign of this slowing down. The end of the financial year brought a heap of new changes. This latest lot comes just two months after the Government’s shock announcement that the 457 visa program is being overhauled. So, what’s changed and how does it impact you? Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Here’s a summary of the July 1 visa changes.   July 1 List Changes First and foremost, prepare to be confused. Very confused. We’ll do our best to make this as clear […]

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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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10 Ways to Stay in Australia After the 457 Visa Changes

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Government plans to abolish 457 visas and introduce the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program have left many people reeling. In this blog post, we’ll look at what options are available to you now. For thousands of migrants across Australia, last week was truly horrific. The Government’s 457 visa changes took everyone by surprise, including us. There we were, expecting a quiet Tuesday after the Easter weekend and instead we were struck by Malcolm Turnbull’s visa missile. To say we’ve been inundated with calls and emails is an understatement. Our team of Registered Migration Agents have been working round the […]

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