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13 Jul 2018

Through our association with Tor FX and their global partners we are able to provide you with a means to transfer your foreign currency into or out of Australia. 

Tor FX through their partner are able to assist all South African clients. They are able to help you g...

6 Apr 2018

On the 5/4/2018 the Department of Home Affairs have announced changes to the AoS (Assurance of support) requirements. Some of these changes are effective immediately.

Some visas have mandatory AoS such as Parent visas and certain other family visas. This means that thes...

8 Mar 2018

The Government announced changes on the 18 April 2017 to the Employer nominated visa programs.These changes included the implementation of:

  • the new Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) (referred to by the Department as the ‘TSS visa’) replacing the old subcl...

21 Feb 2018

The new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa replaces the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) which will be abolished in March 2018. The TSS (Subclass 482) visa is a temporary visa which permits the holder to live in Australia, while working...

16 Jan 2018

In March  2018 the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa comes into effect. The TSS visa replaces the old subclass 457. Underpinning the new TSS visa is a new training levy which will need to be satisfied by employers looking to employ skilled foreign workers. 


24 Nov 2017

Although the detailed Migration Regulations which will apply from March 2018 are not yet available, some clarity has been given by DIBP to the grandfathering of those people who held a 457 or who had applied for a 457 as of 18 April 2017.

What is now clear is that if yo...

13 Nov 2017

From March 2018, for permanent employer sponsored skilled visa programs

  • Occupation lists: The MLTSSL will now apply to the Direct Entry stream for both the ENS and the RSMS, with additional occupations available through the RSMS to support regional employers.

  • M...

24 Jul 2017

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is commonly used by international schools and universities to determine an applicant’s level of English. However to gain an Australian visa, you will also need to demonstrate your English abilities to the De...

20 Jul 2017

Recent changes to the migration regulations have made it more challenging and in many cases unlikely that one will ultimately be able to obtain permanent residence. There may still, however, be the options for temporary visas.

Visas impacted by age  

General Skilled Migr...

27 Jun 2017

DIBP have announced that that, on 1 July 2017, a number of changes will come into effect to some the of the permanent visas.

This includes the changes below for ENS (Subclass 186) and RSMS (Subclass 187)
- raising English language requirements to “competent” for all app...

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Abolishment of subclass 457 visa

June 2, 2017

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