Australia is a popular destination for skilled migrants, and the government has several visa programs in place to attract these workers. In recent years, the government has placed a priority on processing visa applications for healthcare and education workers, as well as those who are willing to work in regional areas.
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The Australian Government has announced that the New Zealand Stream (Subclass 189) visa will be permanently closed to new applications from 1 July 2023. This means that New Zealand citizens will no longer be able to apply for this visa, which was a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
Transitioning from Subclass 491 Visa to Subclass 191 Permanent Residency: Exploring Opportunities for Skilled Migrants
As immigration lawyers at Augustine & Co., we strive to stay updated on the latest regulations and policies that affect skilled migrants seeking to establish their lives in Australia. In this blog post, we will shed light on the transition from the subclass 491 visa to the subclass 191 visa, offering valuable insights and clarifications for prospective applicants.
Australia-India Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement: Enhancing Opportunities for Collaboration
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia, an important milestone was reached with the signing of the Australia-India Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement. This partnership, forming part of the broader Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA), aims to foster closer ties between the two countries and enhance opportunities for migration and mobility.
The Albanese government in Australia is taking steps to address the growing workforce gaps in the aged care sector by implementing a new model for skilled workers. One of the key measures announced is the introduction of priority visa processing for aged care providers. This blog post highlights the significance of this policy change and its implications for the sector.
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) Increase Reminder: Deadline and Visa Implications
The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) is set to increase in Australia, marking an important development for employers and temporary skilled migrant workers.
The Australian government has announced that it will be increasing the priority processing of skilled visa applications. This change is designed to help address the country’s current skills shortages and to make it easier for skilled workers to migrate to Australia.
The 2023-24 Federal Budget has been released, and it includes a number of measures that will impact the migration sector.
Applying for an Australian Partner visa can be overwhelming and very technical in nature. Augustine & Co. Immigration Lawyers works in strategic alliance with several US and Canadian immigration firms who have referred many spouses or partners of Australian expats living in North America who were keen on moving to Australia with their Australian spouse or de-facto partners.
The ‘De Facto Visa’ (Subclass 309/100 and 820/801) allows the de-facto partner of an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to study, work and live indefinitely in Australia. This article briefly explains the benefits of applying for a de facto visa.