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TSS Visa: An Employer Guide

Sponsoring an employee on an Australian visa

  The TSS visa (subclass 482) replaced the 457 visa earlier this year. Want to sponsor an overseas worker on a temporary visa? Currently employing a Working Holiday visa holder and want them to continue working for you? Depending on their skills and experience, you may be able to offer them sponsorship. The Temporary Skills Shortage (482) employer sponsored visa is designed to help Australian employers address labour shortages. This visa replaced the 457 visa earlier this year. Although there are some differences between the visa types, the application process follows similar steps. What you’re about to read sounds complicated, […]

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Providing an Assurance of Support

Couple applying for Australian parent visa

For some visas, including parent visas, an Assurance of Support (AoS) must be given. This is done through Centrelink, separately from the main visa application. It’s designed to ensure that new migrants do not require social welfare during their initial years in Australia. Generally, you are requested to provide the AoS at the end of the visa process. Anyone can be an assurer as long as they are over the age of 18, an Australian resident and based in Australia. How does an Assurance of Support work? The assurer needs to prove that they earn enough to provide for the […]

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Your Guide to English Language Testing for Australian Visas

Depending on your nationality and the type of visa you plan to apply for, you may be required to demonstrate your English language ability by taking a test. English language testing is a terrifying prospect for many visa applicants, but don’t fret, with preparation and perseverance most people can get over the line. It’s not as bad as you think! A number of English language tests are accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. International English Language Testing System (otherwise known as IELTS) Occupational English Test (OET) Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Pearson […]

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