Business Visas/Skilled Work Visas

487 Skilled Visa – minimum English standards – Successful outcome

0902146 [2009] MRTA 1797 (9 September 2009) The Applicant’s subclass 487 Skilled Visa was refused on the grounds that she did not meet the legislative requirements regarding minimum English standards. As part of her application, the applicant submitted evidence that she had made arrangements to undergo an IELTS test, in the form of a IELTS

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457 Visa cancellation due to incorrect documents – Visa not cancelled

The applicant had been granted a 457 visa with his wife and son included as dependants. The family had been living happily in Australia for a number of years after emigrating from China. However, the applicant’s visa was suddenly cancelled because DIAC discovered that the applicant had provided incorrect information in his original visa application.

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The Role of an Experienced Immigration Lawyer in 2017 – Recent Changes to Temporary and Permanent Skilled Working Visas as well as Citizenship have highlighted the need for Accurate and Focused Advice.

In light of the recent significant changes to skilled migration schemes, there has been considerable overhaul of the requisite criteria for particular visas including the Temporary Work (Skilled) 457 visa and pathways to permanent residency such as the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 visa and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 visa.

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Changes to 457 Visas Focusing on the Hospitality Industry, Digital Industry and Supply & Distribution Managers – Navigating the Way Forward

In light of the announcement by the Turnbull government on 18 April 2017, significant changes have been proposed and begun to be implemented as of 19 April 2017. The most notable change has been the severe reduction to the number of eligible occupations for 457 applications, effective immediately, impacting on current lodgements as well as

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