What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

What should I do now the 457 has been abolished?

The Federal Government has made major changes which will affect users and holders of the sub class 457 visa. Managing Director of VSA Dan Engles said the changes will make accessing temporary skilled labour for international markets more difficult. "The problem is that some existing 457 holders may be trapped with existing employers because new nominations are not being approved from those occupations, removed from the list" "This announcement is a reaction to the politics around skilled migration in recent years as opposed to any significant flaws in the 457 visa system." Those in the offshore sectors will find that occupations where they've been able to fill gaps with skilled workers have now been removed. Vessels coming to Australia for resource projects will struggle to fill key positions. Maritime professionals are already in international short supply and companies will struggle to fill these roles."

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What are the consequences of a fake marriage in Australia?

What are the consequences of a fake marriage in Australia?

The Australian Government is getting tough on those who are trying to come into this country illegally by targeting scam marriages or those which they don’t believe are genuine. Partner migration accounts for a quarter of the total migrant intake and 70,000 are expected to be submitted this year with around 48,000 being approved. The highest number of applicants come from China, UK, India and Vietnam.

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WA Labor Migration Policy, What It Will Mean? - Visa Solutions Australia

WA Labor Migration Policy, What It Will Mean? - Visa Solutions Australia

What will a Labor Government mean for migration policy for WA?

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Why has my Australian visa application been refused?

Why has my Australian visa application been refused?

There’s nothing worse than spending lots of time, money and effort submitting a visa application for Australia, only to learn it’s been refused. In recent times, the Australian Government has adopted a tougher approach to granting visas and the Department of Immigration and Border Control scrutinises every individual application. Checks are made to ensure that evidence supplied is correct for the respective visa. If it falls short in any way, the likelihood is that the visa application will be refused.

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Going on Holiday? Strikes at Australian Airports from 22 March – 1 April 2016!

Going on Holiday? Strikes at Australian Airports from 22 March – 1 April 2016!

Did you know that employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be holding labour strikes starting 22nd March 2016 to 1st April 2016?

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Andrew Emmott joins Visa Solutions Australia!

Andrew Emmott joins Visa Solutions Australia!

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Emmott has joined the team at Visa Solutions Australia in the role of Director (Immigration Services). Andrew is one of the most experienced Registered Migration Agents in Australia and has worked in the industry for over 18 years, with the most recent 7 years spent working with me at Interstaff.

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