True Blue Migration Agents Blog

What Is TSMIT?

Money wrapped in a bow

  If you’re in the process if researching 457 visas then you’ve probably come across the word TSMIT and might be wondering what it actually means. TSMIT stands for the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold. The Government wants to be sure that 457 visa holders are paid at an acceptable market rate for the work they carry out and that Australian workers aren’t disadvantaged. The threshold currently stands at $53,900, which means that anyone on a 457 visa must be paid at this level or above. This is based on a standard Australian working week of 38 hours. An employer […]


New Temporary Parent Visa

Couple applying for Australian parent visa

  Living in Australia but missing your parents back home? There’s good news! The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced plans to introduce a new temporary visa option for parents. Although things haven’t been finalised yet, it’s looking like this new subclass will be on offer from July 2017. A discussion paper on the new temporary Australian parent visa was launched last month and full details are due to be announced later this year. The Government has invited members of the public to make submissions on the development of this new visa type. Anyone who wants to contribute […]


Same-Sex Partner Visas in Australia

    *UPDATE – Same-Sex Marriage Visas* We are absolutely delighted to report that Australia’s same-sex marriage bill recently passed the House of Representatives. This means that same-sex couples in Australia can now legally wed. We’re expecting to see ceremonies commence from January. This is obviously fantastic news for same-sex couples wanting to apply for spouse visas and prospective marriage visas in Australia. ————————————————————————————————————————————- Here at True Blue Migration, we’re regularly asked about Australian partner visa options for same-sex couples. We’ve put this blog together which hopefully answers some of the most frequently asked questions. Same-sex partner visas Prior to 2009, […]