Distinguished Talent visas, which are subclass 124 and 858 visas, can now be made online through the Department of Home Affairs’ website. This is different from an Internet application, which is also explained as well as the benefits and detriments to both methods.Read More
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The remaining Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) announced prior to the election, for Far North Queensland, is now accepting applications. DAMAs come under the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa program to fill critical skill shortages in specific regional areas. This DAMA has access to permanent visas for most occupations and includes three occupations not found in the ANZSCO.Read More
Yesterday the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business commenced a review of the skilled migration occupation lists, due to be completed in March 2020. This will be the fourth review by the department since the skilled occupations lists were deemed unresponsive on 18 April 2017, the day it was announced that Subclass 457 – Temporary Worked (Skilled) visa would be abolished. Will there be any substantial changes arising from this review?Read More
Last week’s media attention turned to the cancellation of a permanent protection visa holder who was convicted of committing a crime against a three-year-old child. While character cancellations receive the most press attention, there are plenty of other ways a person’s temporary or permanent visa can be cancelled.Read More