Australia- Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold Raised to $70,000

Posted on April 28, 2023

The Department of Home Affairs announced that the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will be increased from $53,900 to $70,000 starting July 1, 2023.    This increase will help improve the integrity of the skilled migration system and will also… Read more »

Australia- Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage VISA (Short/Medium Term Stream)

Posted on April 14, 2023

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage VISA (Short/Medium Term Stream).  Please find the 10 step process map to apply for the Australia work permit Visa:    Please reach out to Fakhoury Global Immigration for further information.

Australia: COVID-19: Visa extensions granted for certain subclasses

Posted on March 4, 2022

The Australian government has lengthened the validities of Subclass 485, 489, 491, and 494 visas for those affected by the COVID-19 border closures. • Temporary Graduate Visas- Subclass 485. Subclass 485 visas are now valid until Sept. 30, 2022, for… Read more »

Australia – Outbound Travel Restrictions Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Posted on November 11, 2021

Effective November 1, 2021, fully-vaccinated and medically-exempt Australians will no longer require a travel exemption to depart Australia. Departure Requirements Upon departure from Australia, individuals will now be required to present one of the following as proof of their vaccination… Read more »

Australia – Latest Immigration Updates

Posted on June 3, 2019

After the recent federal election in Australia, it is predicted that the Liberal-National coalition will secure a majority government with at least 77 seats. New Regional Visas The Government announced two new regional visa categories – the subclass 491 Skilled… Read more »

Australia – More Details Emerge of New Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa

Posted on April 29, 2019

The Australian government has published legislation for the new Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 494), which will come into effect on November 16, 2019. The list of qualifying occupations has not yet been published. Streams There will be two… Read more »

Australia – New Visa Categories Announced

Posted on April 1, 2019

The Australian Government has announced two new provisional visa categories and a new permanent visa, effective November 2019. New Visas The provisional visas will consist of a Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional visa which will require sponsorship by an employer in a… Read more »

Australia – Immigration Developments for Employers

Posted on March 20, 2019

Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists On March 11, 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect. The most significant change was for the General Skilled Migration… Read more »

Australia – Labor Market Testing and Free Trade Agreements

Posted on December 3, 2018

On October 31, 2018, Australia became the sixth signatory to the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP-11), after Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. The agreement comes into force on December 30, 2018. Chile, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia… Read more »

Argentina – New Online Platform Experience Delays

Posted on November 20, 2018

As reported earlier, Argentina implemented a new platform, RADEX, though it is currently facing technical difficulties as it is encountering delays between each stage of the process. It is expected that the problem would be fixed in the next coming… Read more »