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From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

From 1 October 2023, an increase in the minimum pay and a new sick leave entitlement for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers will come into effect.

The closing date for the Expressions of Interest (EOI) pool under the current Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is 16 August 2023.

100 Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) will be selected from the ballot pool in an additional Parent Category draw.

UK citizens or permanent residents are now exempt from Labour Market Testing for Temporary Skills Shortages applications.

Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, offers great insights for businesses to ensure their operations stay compliant and meet all their sponsorship obligations.

On 8 August 2023, the next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs), will take place.

To prevent people from falling victim to an immigration scam or fraud, we are sharing advice that has been produced by Immigration New Zealand.

With the raising of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) now in effect from 1 July 2023, the Department of Home Affairs have released a summary.

NZ Immigration has announced that the Pacific Access Category (PAC) and the Samoan Quota (SQ) ballots will open 1 August 2023 and close 31 August 2023.

Alex Kaufman, the Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Vice President of the NSW/ACT State Committee of the Migration Institute of Australia and Legal Practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia, provides us with his view on the path ahead for immigration reform in Australia.

From 1 July 2023, updates to the Working Holiday/Youth Mobility Scheme will allow more UK and New Zealand citizens to travel and work in each other’s countries for longer.

Workplace protections for Pacific workers in Australia will be increased under the new Deed and Guidelines for the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme and rolled out in July 2023

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

The Government has announced they will increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1, 2023.

Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, provides us with takeouts from the recently released Government report – ‘A Migration System for a More Prosperous and Secure Australia’.

From 1 July 2023, New Zealand citizens who have been living in Australia for four years or more will be eligible to apply directly for Australian citizenship.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) more than half of Australia’s 3 million permanent visa holders, who arrived in the country between January 2000 and August 2021, are now Australian citizens.

To address skills shortages, the Australian Government is extending post-study work rights for international students that have graduated from an Australian higher education provider.

The Australian Government has announced the new Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) that will allow up to 3,000 people from the Pacific region to migrate to Australia as permanent residents each year.

There are multiple types of bridging visas that come with different conditions and rights, depending on the applicant’s circumstances. Here you can find everything you need to know about Australian bridging visas.

New Zealand passport holders can travel to 186 countries and Australians have access to 185 international destinations, without having to apply for a visa prior to travel.

From 19 January 2022 to 30 June 2023, Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) working in any sector anywhere in Australia may continue to work for the same employer or organisation for longer than six months without requesting permission.

IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) is now available for test takers of certain visa subclasses and the Department of Home Affairs has accepted this option for immigration purposes.

The Australian government has announced that from 1 January 2023, New Zealand stream Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa holders will have the commencement of their permanent residence period for Australian citizenship purposes backdated to 1 January 2022.

Since 12 December 2022, the new Migration Tasmania Application Gateway is open for registrations of interest and applications for skilled visa nomination from Tasmania.

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.

The next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs) will take place on 9 May 2023.

Effective immediately, employers will have a media wage exemptions set at $28 an hour when hiring bus drivers.

From 29 May 2023, Internal and External Auditors will be added to the ‘Straight to Residence’ Green List pathway, along with a number of roles added to the ‘Work to Residence’ Green List pathway.

With post-accreditation checks underway by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), it is imperative that AEWV employers are compliant with their obligations.

Thirty-two new health roles have been added to the Green List and all health roles on the Green List will be moved to the Straight to Residence pathway.

Partners of AEWV and ESWV holders can apply for their own work visa or a partnership visa based on their relationship to an AEWV or ESWV holder (the Partner of a Worker Work Visa).

In response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, the New Zealand Government has announced the launch of the Recovery Visa (a Specific Purpose Work Visas) - available immediately and processed by Immigration NZ within one week.

The median wage will increase to NZD $29.66 on 27 February 2023 which means the criteria to grant visas will also change.

The next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs) will take place on 14 February 2023.

2023 reopening dates for capped Working Holiday Schemes (WHS) have been confirmed, allowing more than 11,000 young people to apply and spend a year or two working and gaining some overseas work experience while they travel around New Zealand.

As planned, the new median wage of NZD $29.66 an hour will be adopted into the immigration system on 27 February 2023.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has decided to prioritise 2021 Resident Visa (2021RV) applications from Green List medical professionals with the aim to meet the demand for several skilled roles in the health sector.

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

We know that filling skill shortages with international employees has never been more difficult, but we’re optimistic for the future of immigration

Everything you need to know about applying for a travel exemption during COVID-19 and the border closures.

Mel, Laurie & Jamie discuss the current challenges to applying for a Partner Visa and how your application can have the best

https://vimeo.com/449524054 Recruitment & Immigration with Arno

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
The States and Territories nomination programs have been revised for the 2023-24 program year, with varying criteria for each status.
An essential update from The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Home Affairs, launching a comprehensive data matching program spanning from 2023-24 to 2025-26 for Australian businesses hiring
The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia’s evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.
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