Important Updates to Visas & Requirements

Important Updates to Visas & Requirements

Read about the latest updates to the New TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold) & 457 and ENS (Employer Nominated Scheme) highly paid position, Lowered English requirements for subclass 457 visa application, and English language test scores for subclass 476 and 485 applications, Specification of Arrangements for Special Category Visa Applications and other important visa updates.

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Minor changes on all forms & place of lodgement

Minor changes on all forms & place of lodgement

Approved forms and the location for lodgement on applications for Subclass 461: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00568 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (Subclass 400) Visa Applications – the Specification of Arrangements: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00565

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Immigration Influx

Immigration Influx

2015 is set to see an influx of immigrants into Australia, with more than; 5 million visas; predicted to be issued! With such a significant change in population demographic within the nation, a reconsideration of policy is inevitable. The challenges to Australian policy that will evolve in 2015 are expected to be of a scale so large that the last comparable period of change was in World War II.

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2015 Federal Budget – Immigration aspects

2015 Federal Budget – Immigration aspects

The federal budget delivered by the Treasurer Joe Hockey was somewhat predictable for increasing the visa application charges particularly for those applications lodged offshore and a number of revenue raising measures aimed at foreign property buyers and working holiday makers. For the revenue side of the budget, the Treasurer announced an increase to visa application charges of between 2.3 per cent (around the CPI level) and 50 per cent for a range of visas depending on demand and other policy considerations.

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