Start-Ups Lose Hope as Global Talent Visa Delayed for Months

Australian start-up founders are still facing significant staffing issues, as the government’s proposed Global Talent Visa scheme has yet to eventuate. The pilot program was announced earlier this year by the federal government, in response to criticism from tech industry heavyweights following the abolition of the 457 visa. However, reports suggest that the political turmoil… Read More

A big welcome to our team – Tanya Shroff – Practice Manager

We are excited to welcome – Tanya Shroff to the Absolute Immigration family as Practice Manager. In this newly created role, Tanya is responsible for managing processes and initiatives to create efficiencies and enhance service levels across the business. A qualified Solicitor, experienced Immigration Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent, Tanya has worked in the industry… Read More

Labor Demands Details from Coalition’s Regional Migration Plan

The Labor party have demanded that the federal government provide specific details about its’ plan to manage population policy by redirecting up to 45% of skilled migrants to regional Australia. The Coalition recently announced its’ reaffirmed commitment to funnelling migrants into rural areas—spearheaded by the Alan Tudge, the Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure, and Population—however,… Read More

Accredited Sponsors Exempt from Police Check Requirement for Visa Workers

Employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers are being urged to register as accredited business sponsors with the Department of Immigration to access new priority processing measures. The government has confirmed that businesses which receive accredited sponsor status will be exempt from the typical security and background checks undertaken as part of the visa application… Read More

Travellers Urged to Apply for Bridging Visas up to a Month in Advance

Travellers are being urged to apply for Bridging Visa B up to 3-4 weeks before travel, after the Department of Immigration recently confirmed that it will no longer accept face-to-face applications. According to a statement issued by the Department of Home Affairs, it is in the process of “transforming its online channel” to a self-serve… Read More

Agriculture Minister Announces New Farm Worker Visa

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, has announced that delivering a new special farm workers visa in time for the current picking season will be one of his top priorities. Littleproud has been meeting with the Minister for Immigration, David Coleman, about the possibility of introducing a new skilled worker visa aimed specifically at… Read More

Government Considers Extending Regional Visa Requirement to Five Years

The Coalition government may introduce a proposal which would see the minimum time period that migrants on regional visas have to remain in the area of their employment extended from two to five years. According to a report published in The Australian, the Morrison cabinet is currently considering a plan to extend the mandatory regional… Read More

The changing face of Australian immigration

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 18 months, you would have noticed that there has been a momentous shift in attitude as to the way that Australia views those people looking to secure a new life in our great country. Recent media on intervention on visas for two au pairs,… Read More

Top Tips for Lodging Partner Visas shared by expert Laurie Duncan

 With over 50 years of experience in the immigration industry, here are my top tips for someone considering lodging an Australian partner visa: 1. Just because you are in a genuine relationship with an Australian citizen/Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, don’t assume that the Department of Home Affairs will automatically see… Read More

IMPORTANT TSS VISA UPDATE – Immediate cessation of priority processing requests

The Department of Home Affairs has just announced the cessation of priority processing requests. Absolute Immigration disagrees with this action. We believe there are a number of questionable decisions that could be overturned by the government which could affect sponsoring companies and overseas foreign nationals looking to work in Australia. Sponsors will no longer be… Read More