True Blue Migration Agents Blog

Understanding the 457 visa lingo!

  If you’re looking into being sponsored by an employer on a 457 visa, your head may be spinning! There are several buzz words surrounding 457 applications and we’ve explained them in simple terms. Standard Business Sponsorship (also known as “SBS”): The employer needs to obtain an SBS before you (or anyone else) can be sponsored by them. It may be offered for 12 months or three years, depending on how long the company has been in operation. Training benchmark: When applying for the SBS, the employer must meet the 457 visa training benchmark. They need to show that they […]


Trades Skill Assessment – Major Update

    Many people are surprised at just how difficult it is to obtain a positive skill assessment. If you’ve been working as a self-employed plumber for the last few years then your assessment should be a breeze, right? WRONG! You need to meet strict requirements regarding the level and timing of your qualification and nature of your work experience. We’re contacted every week by people who have failed a trade skill assessment for one reason or another. Very often they’ve lodged the application themselves, without the guidance of an experienced migration agent and have fallen short of the strict […]


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