From Dream to Reality – The Path to Permanent Residency

From Dream to Reality – The Path to Permanent Residency

The path to permanent residency isn’t always an easy one, but there is no greater joy than receiving the phone call announcing your permanent residency has been approved. For Craig Stickling, his wife Geraldine, and their two children that joyous phone call came earlier this week.

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Introducing Visa Assistant, Allieu

Introducing Visa Assistant, Allieu

Allieu has joined the Visa Solutions Australia team on a permanent basis. Allieu has a great deal of experience in immigration having worked with Visa Solutions periodically over the last 10 years and with the government and other migration organisations. In 2004, Allieu arrived in Perth as a student. He has a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and Social Justice. His move into immigration was sparked by a desire to help make a difference in the lives of people wanting to make Australia their home.

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Respecting Our Values

Respecting Our Values

Australia Day is often a day of coming together with friends and family and enjoying the things that make Australia unique. It’s an opportunity to reflect on what we value as Australians.

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 Why is Australia a popular migrant destination for Indians?

Why is Australia a popular migrant destination for Indians?

Have you ever wondered which country tops the list for migration to Australia? Well according to the latest figures for the 2016/2017 year released by the Federal Government, some 38 854 skilled or family visas were granted to migrants from India - that's just over 20% of all migrants.

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What should you do if you want to leave Australia permanently?

What should you do if you want to leave Australia permanently?

A few years ago, thousands flocked to Australia to take up well-paid jobs in the mining, and oil and gas sector. These thriving industries helped support the local economy, but the recent downturn has led to job insecurity and redundancies. The team here at Visa Solutions Australia has taken several calls from people on permanent residency status, looking to go back to their birth country where they believe there are more job opportunities.

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What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

What are the employer obligations for a 457 visa?

One of the most popular routes into Australia is via a sponsored 457 visa. This Temporary Work visa aims to address genuine skills shortages in the Australian labour market by bringing people from overseas who have skills which are in demand. But employers using the 457 program, must become approved business sponsors and abide by certain obligations set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. There are penalties for not complying with the regulations. Visa Solutions Australia can guide employers through the sponsorship approval process and advise them of their obligations as a 457 sponsor.

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