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We assist universities, vocational training and research institutes, schools and early childhood learning centres to fill crucial skills gaps for educators, researchers, academics and teachers, helping to ensure Australia remains a world leader in education services.
We work with private and government health services to fill crucial skills shortages for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and medical managers, ensuring our regional and metropolitan areas continue to deliver quality primary and hospital-based essential health services.
We assist restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues fill urgent vacancies for chefs, cooks and restaurant managers. We have particular experience working with hospitality venues in regional areas.
We work with Australian and global agencies in advertising, media and PR to attract and retain creative talent across television, film, print and digital platforms.
We help our local and multinational clients continue to deliver on crucial mining projects and sites by filling gaps in the local labour force with targeted recruitments in key occupations including Mining Engineers, Production Managers, Support Trades and Mining Executives.
We partner with recruitment agencies to support their own in-house staffing needs, as well as those of their clients across a range of industries.
We work with some of the biggest Australian and global brands to attract and retain talent across the industry, from fashion designers and retail buyers to retail managers, accountants and senior executives.
We work with information and communication technology clients to fill crucial local skills shortages with overseas talent in a range of occupations including Network Engineers, Systems Administrators, Programmers, Developers and ICT Business Analysts.
Latest Updates:

20th November 2020

Life without borders

Everyone has an immigration story and we’re looking for inspirational immigration stories so we can help someone achieve their dreams of making Australia their home with a completely free visa process.

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18th November 2020

Investing in Australia and New Zealand

If you are seeking an opportunity to integrate both your commercial and lifestyle interests, Australia or New Zealand could be right for you. They both offer an attractive balance between investment opportunities, expansive lifestyle and recreation choices in landscapes unique to both countries.

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10th November 2020

Team health and wellbeing

Working in the immigration industry during a global pandemic has been a challenge like no other, so looking after our team's health and wellbeing has never been more important.

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9th November 2020

New ETA App launched

The Department of Home Affairs has launched a new Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) App for holders of passports from eight countries.

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9th November 2020

SA accepts Significant Investors Visa (SIV) applications

The South Australia State Government has officially announced that BIIP is now open to accept applications for the Significant Investor visa (188C) prior to completion of Intention to Apply.

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4th November 2020

ATO acquires Home Affairs data

The ATO will be acquiring data from the Department of Home affairs for the financial years of 2020-21 to 2022-23.

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28th October 2020

PTE Academic testing centre reopen in Melbourne

PTE testing centres begin to reopen after the Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.

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27th October 2020

Who can apply for an exemption to Australia’s travel ban?

Find out exactly how difficult is it to be granted a travel exemption right now, who needs to apply for one and what evidence you need to supply to be approved.

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7th October 2020

Federal budget impact on immigration

The Federal Government has made its budget announcement and with Australia’s net overseas migration forecast to see a loss of 72,000 people for 2020-21 and focus on business and innovation immigration streams.

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6th October 2020

New Labour Market Testing Requirements Update

The new Legislative Instrument (LIN20/156) amends LIN 18/036 to include an additional requirement for the manner in which labour market testing is undertaken.

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21st September 2020

Reporting temporary employment changes for 457, TSS & SESR visa holders

From late September sponsors will be able to advise The Department of Home Affairs of temporary changes to employment arrangements for 457, TSS & SESR visa holders resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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16th September 2020

High demand occupations for Skilled Migration to Australia 2020

Since the borders closed in March, Australia has seen more than a 30% drop in the number of Temporary Skill Shortage visas being granted, but some occupations are still in demand and receiving visas. Find out which skilled migration occupations are in the top list for visa approvals.

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14th September 2020

Hongkongers, Australia could be your future home

A couple of months ago, the Chinese government surprised the world with a new security law that gives it extensive powers over Hong Kong. For that reason, many Hongkongers are considering moving abroad. As a result, Australia has decided to grant special visa arrangements and extensive benefits to them to migrate permanently

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10th September 2020

State & Territory Nomination Allocation Update

Each State and Territory have been allocated limited nomination allocations until the Federal Budget is realeased on 6 October 2020.

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8th September 2020

Victorian business & investor visa nomination program opens

Victoria’s 2020-21 business and investor visa nomination program (subclass 188 and 132) will open from Tuesday, 8 September 2020 until 5pm AEST Monday, 21 September 2020.

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7th September 2020

Investment pathways for immigration to Australia & New Zealand

COVID-19 has complicated the immigration landscape but there are still a number of immigration pathways open to those through investing in businesses or innovation opportunities in both countries.

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4th September 2020

Global Talent Employer Sponsored program

The Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) program is part of the Government’s Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce which aims to attract the brightest and best to help create a more prosperous Australia.

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4th September 2020

Tax and visa incentives offered to entice global talent to Australia

The Australian has announced the Government is planning to offer tax incentives for big international businesses who make the move to Australia in the hope of enticing more high-net worth global talent to Australia.

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3rd September 2020

New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List Announced

A new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List has been announced and includes 17 occupations that will permit applicants in these occupations to apply for visas to enter Australia to assist in the country’s COVID-19 recovery.

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26th August 2020

12 Tips for Quarantine

With the new-norm for international travellers of 14 days of mandatory quarantine, we would like to give you a few tips for surviving quarantine from people who we’ve helped acquire visas during this time and who have unfortunately had to go through the mandatory quarantine.

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18th August 2020

Australian travel exemption fees expected to be introduced

Due to the large volume of travel exemption applications and very few approvals being granted, we expect Australia to follow in New Zealand's steps and introduce travel exemption application fees.

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7th August 2020

International students manoeuvring through Australia’s COVID-19 climate: the Absolute Immigration panel

Absolute Immigration was pleased to host a panel of international students from a range of Melbourne institutions to provide their insight and opinion on the impacts of COVID-19 on their lives.

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6th August 2020

Victorian government support more workers during COVID-19

The Victorian Government announces Worker Support payments of $1,500.

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31st July 2020

Department of Home Affairs increased scrutiny when performing checks

Recently the Department of Home Affairs has been performing extra checks on 186 Sponsor companies to confirm applicant positions are genuine and available. Find out how you ensure you meet the Department's requirements.

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30th July 2020

How to identify a scam

Differentiating between scams and genuine contact from the Department of Home Affairs or any other Government body can be difficult but there are a few tips to remember that may help you identify a possible scam.

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23rd July 2020

JobKeeper Payments

How to pay, when to pay and how much to pay from the JobKeeper payment for your eligible employees.

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21st July 2020

Special visa arrangement for Hong Kong

As the situation in Hong Kong continues to escalate we expect to see more people looking to relocate and in response to this, the Government has announced a number of special visa measure for students, temporary graduates and skilled workers form Hong Kong who want to live, work and study in Australia.

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21st July 2020

Supporting International Students

The Australian Government has now taken steps to ensure Australia remains a priority destination for international students as Australia looks beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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10th July 2020

What are the key differences between permanent & temporary visas?

We’ve looked at some of the key differences between temporary and permanent visas and the impact these have on the rights and entitlements of visa holders.

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6th July 2020

2020-21 Migration Update - what can you expect?

With the Australian budget being deferred until 4 October as a result of COVID-19 there are a number of implications this will have on migration and the Department of Home Affairs.

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2nd July 2020

Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

The subclass 820 visa is a temporary visa that allows the applicant to live in Australia with their partner or spouse who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

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26th June 2020

Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Subclass 186)

The 186 visa allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia permanently given that they are nominated by their employer.

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25th June 2020

Global Talent Independent Program

Today Immigration Minister David Coleman will announce a Global Talent Independent Program, a new high-skilled migration scheme aimed at attracting the world’s brightest minds.

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23rd June 2020

Regional Migration Scheme (RMS) visa (subclass 187)

The Regional Migration Scheme (RMS) visa allows the holder to be sponsored by their employer in regional Australia to work and live permanently in Australia.

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22nd June 2020

Student Visa (subclass 500)

A Student Visa allows the holder to study in Australia for up to five years (depending on the length of their course of study).

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9th June 2020

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482)

The Temporary Skills Shortage 482 visa allows the visa holder to live and work for their sponsor for two to four years to fill a position that the sponsor cannot find a suitably qualified Australian to fill.

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1st June 2020

Skills Assessment - General Advice

While each visa and occupation requires different conditions to be met when obtaining a skills assessment, there are some general steps you can take to ensure you are meeting all requirements.

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25th March 2020

Citizenship Application

The Department is continuing to process Australian citizenship applications so we would suggest that during this time you prepare everything you need and lodge as normal. Absolute Immigration are always here to help with any questions you have or support throughout the application process.

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18th March 2020

VEVO Letter

Download the Permission to Check Immigration Status Letter required when undertaking a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check.

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31st July 2019

Significant Investor Visa Program – is it Beneficial to Australia?

The Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program was first introduced in 2012 and since its inception, over 2000 applicants have been granted a provisional 188 “C” visa.

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Top Tips for Lodging a Partner Visa

With over 50 years of experience in the immigration industry, here are my top tips for someone considering lodging an Australian partner visa.

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