The Importance of Global Mobility

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Global Mobility

Global mobility is considered a Human Resource function. It refers to a business’ ability to seamlessly move its people around globally or domestically. A niche industry, global mobility addresses key aspects or pillars for deploying a workforce. These include:
-          Immigration
-          Taxation and payroll
-          Moving costs
-          Culture 

How can global mobility agents assist in these areas?
Global mobility agents work with specialists in all aspects of workforce relocation to ensuring their clients are receiving the most current information and best possible outcomes when it comes to relocation.

Anyone wanting to work internationally requires the relevant visas and travel exemptions. Individual circumstances, type of employment and many other factors will determine the type of visa or travel exemptions required. Global mobility agents work with registered migration agents who can effectively manage all relevant paperwork and visa applications for their clients.

Taxation and Payroll
Taxation and payroll regulations differ all over the world so it’s important that employers and employees are aware of all aspects of this area. Knowledge of employment law is equally important. Regardless of location, businesses and employees need to be aware of local employment laws.

Another crucial aspect is financial relocation. This involves having the knowledge to be able to access funds internationally without penalty and ensuring that high transfer fees are avoided. Specialists in this field can assist clients in accessing funds with little to no penalty. 

Moving Costs
Generally, a company wanting to relocate a staff member will incur moving costs for the employee and their family. Depending on circumstances and any conditions or terms of the relocation agreement, the company may also be responsible for finding employees suitable accommodation and covering the costs of rent etc.

Every country has its own cultures and traditions and it’s important that anyone moving internationally has the knowledge to adapt to a new way of life and live within a community without causing offence. ‘Basic training’ in the rights and wrongs of an employee’s new city will go a long way in assisting with the transition.

There are many things to consider when it comes to relocating for work. The assistance of a global mobility agent will ensure that all areas of relocation are covered.

If you would like to learn more about any aspects of migration contact the Visa Solutions team on 1800 828 008.

Other Important Information
Those requiring travel exemptions will also need visas such as visitor visas or temporary skills visas to enter Australia.

Australian citizens, permanent residents and those transiting in Australia for less than 72 hours are not required to obtain a travel exemption.

Visa Solutions Australia specialises in travel exemptions and has launched a new website dedicated to this. Visit

To learn more about travel exemptions or any other aspect of migration, contact the Visa Solutions team on 1800 828 008.

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