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At Australian Immigration Associates we specialise in Australian migration law. We have helped people from all corners of the globe with immigration advice and lodgement of visa applications.

We research and prepare Australian visa applications and provide legal advice for companies and individuals.

Our understanding of Australian migration law and Australian immigration policy allows us to be leaders in this forever changing and complex legal industry.

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A new pathway for Short term TSS visa holders to permanent residency A new migration instrument dated 17 March 2022 has changed the definition of who is eligible to apply for an employer nominated Visa subclass 186 (transition pathway). This instrument will allow eligible persons to apply for a permanent employer nominated Visa from July 1, 2022. If you currently hold ( and continue to hold at time of application) a subclass 482 Visa or eligible subclass 457 visa and have been working in Australia for at least 12 months between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 and at the time of applying for the permanent employer nominated visa are employed by an actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia you may be eligible to apply for the permanent visa even if you have an occupation on the short term list. Most applicants will need to have worked for at least three years in Australia on a 482 visa, There is a concession on this requirement to two years for those who held (or had applied for) a 457 visa on 18 April 2017. Please contact us for further eligibility information…

Vietnam, the first country to join the Australian Agriculture Visa Program Australia has today signed with Vietnam the first bilateral Memorandum of Understanding under the Australian Agriculture Visa Program. Under the Australian Agriculture Visa program, employees will be recruited to work across a range of agriculture sectors, including horticulture, dairy, wool, grains, fisheries and forestry, including support services and primary processing.

I can confirm that applicants cannot combine time spent on multiple visas to lodge a valid application for a subclass 189 (Hong Kong stream) visa. As noted, Schedule 1 states: Subitem 1137(4L)(e): (e) A primary HK applicant: (i) must hold a Hong Kong passport or a British National (Overseas) passport; and (ii) must hold a visa to which subitem (4M) applies; and (iii) must have held that visa for at least 4 years. It is acknowledged that clients may hold a subclass 482 visa which is an extension of their previous subclass 457 visa; however, as you are aware, these are two separate visas with two separate visa grant numbers. To be eligible to lodge a valid application for a subclass 189 (Hong Kong stream) visa, clients must have held their current visa for at least 4 years.

Skilled Migration Program 2021-22 update: GSM state nomination allocations South Australia is close to meeting its quota of 491 visas under its GSM state nomination Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22. While Skilled & Business Migration is continuing to assess applications, the demand for state nomination will exceed our annual allocation of nomination places. To ensure the nomination of highly skilled applicants who can best contribute to South Australia’s economic prosperity and skills needs, Skilled & Business Migration is taking the following measures: Prioritising the assessment of Subclass 190 applications Prioritising the assessment of applications for candidates with a subclass 485 visa expiry date within this 2021-22 program year Prioritising highly skilled onshore applicants with demonstrable work experience who are working full-time hours in their nominated occupation for a South Australian employer Encouraging candidates seeking a subclass 491 nomination to submit Registration of Interest (ROI) applications through our Talent & Innovators Program, for consideration The South Australian Government has requested from the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs additional places under the state nomination program. If these additional places become available, further information regarding nomination eligibility will be provided. Visit South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List to view the updated requirements for your occupation.

All passengers arriving by air into Australia should ​​complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). ​ ​​​​​​​​​You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it withi​n 72 hours before your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result) within 72 hours before your flight.​ Complete your DPD via the link below ​​ https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/digital-passenger-declaration ​


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