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When it comes to immigration, we are thought leaders and we love to share our expertise and knowledge. Check out our articles, opinion pieces, and recorded webinars. Keep informed with immigration changes as they happen.

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals
Visa conditions
From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy.
State Nomination
Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.

The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals and their families by facilitating employment opportunities for partners.

From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government's Migration Strategy.

Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.

Skilled migrants in Western Australia have access to the Skilled Migrant Job Connect Subsidy, which can help them offset costs for skills assessments and training.

New exemptions allow UK citizens on second and third Working Holiday visas to skip specified work requirements, effective 1 July 2024.

Reminder: the TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 on 1 July 2024. Lodge nominations by 30 June 2024 to meet the current threshold.

The TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 from 1 July 2024, impacting new nomination applications and compliance requirements for employers.

From July 1, 2024, significant changes to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will come into effect, impacting Australian companies that sponsor overseas workers. Companies must update salary offers, Labour Market Testing (LMT) procedures accordingly, and review current TSS visa holders' salaries.

The New Zealand workforce relies on migrant workers. Valid employer accreditation unlocks access to this talent. Renewing accreditation ensures compliance and continued access to a skilled overseas workforce.

Australia and Indonesia boost collaboration through Skills Exchange Pilot. Businesses can send employees for work placements, up to 12 months, in each other's countries, fostering skills development and cultural understanding.

Australia's migration program is changing for business and investor applicants. The Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) is closing to new applications on July 1, 2024. A new National Innovation Visa is launching in late 2024 for exceptional talent.

Temporary changes reduce the Job Check advertising requirement for ANZSCO level 5 dairy cattle farm roles to 14 days, helping employers expedite hiring.

Featured migration story headline to go here

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals
Visa conditions
From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy.
State Nomination
Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.

From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government's Migration Strategy.

Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.

Skilled migrants in Western Australia have access to the Skilled Migrant Job Connect Subsidy, which can help them offset costs for skills assessments and training.

New exemptions allow UK citizens on second and third Working Holiday visas to skip specified work requirements, effective 1 July 2024.

Reminder: the TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 on 1 July 2024. Lodge nominations by 30 June 2024 to meet the current threshold.

The TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 from 1 July 2024, impacting new nomination applications and compliance requirements for employers.

From July 1, 2024, significant changes to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will come into effect, impacting Australian companies that sponsor overseas workers. Companies must update salary offers, Labour Market Testing (LMT) procedures accordingly, and review current TSS visa holders' salaries.

Australia and Indonesia boost collaboration through Skills Exchange Pilot. Businesses can send employees for work placements, up to 12 months, in each other's countries, fostering skills development and cultural understanding.

Australia's migration program is changing for business and investor applicants. The Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) is closing to new applications on July 1, 2024. A new National Innovation Visa is launching in late 2024 for exceptional talent.

VETASSESS and NSDC India collaborate on a Workforce Mobility Plan to address labour shortages in Australia by enabling skilled Indian workers to fill key industry roles.

Following the Australian Government's 2024 Budget announcement, significant updates to migration policies include revisions to the Permanent Migration Programme, new visa categories, and reforms aimed at boosting system efficiency, integrity, and migrant services.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has announced the reacceptance of TOEFL iBT scores for visa and migration purposes, effective from May 5, 2024.

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals
Visa conditions
From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy.

The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals and their families by facilitating employment opportunities for partners.

The New Zealand workforce relies on migrant workers. Valid employer accreditation unlocks access to this talent. Renewing accreditation ensures compliance and continued access to a skilled overseas workforce.

Temporary changes reduce the Job Check advertising requirement for ANZSCO level 5 dairy cattle farm roles to 14 days, helping employers expedite hiring.

Immigration New Zealand is prioritising Job Check and AEWV applications for Green List occupations to fast-track essential skill gaps without impacting other AEWV processing times.

The New Zealand government provides clear pathways for individuals to obtain permanent residency, enabling them to live, study, work, and explore the country freely. Additionally, these pathways offer employers the opportunity to sponsor skilled workers seeking permanent residence, contributing to the nation’s economic growth.

The New Zealand government provides clear pathways for individuals to obtain permanent residency, enabling them to live, study, work, and explore the country freely. Additionally, these pathways offer employers the opportunity to sponsor skilled workers seeking permanent residence, contributing to the nation’s economic growth.

The New Zealand government provides clear pathways for individuals to obtain permanent residency, enabling them to live, study, work, and explore the country freely. Additionally, these pathways offer employers the opportunity to sponsor skilled workers seeking permanent residence, contributing to the nation’s economic growth.

NZ streamlines residency for overseas secondary teachers. Now eligible for direct application (Straight to Residence) on Green List, reducing barriers and attracting talent to address teacher shortages.

The New Zealand government has implemented significant changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) program, effective since April 7, 2024.

The New Zealand government has implemented significant changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) program, effective since April 7, 2024.

Starting May 2024, New Zealand offers a Straight-to-residence visa for eligible secondary school teachers, aligning with the latest median wage criteria.

Immigration NZ strengthens enforcement (from April 11th) with infringement notices for non-compliant employers violating visa conditions or employing workers unlawfully.

Featured migration story headline to go here

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals
Visa conditions
From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy.
State Nomination
Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.

Our NZ Immigration Director, Arno Nothnagel, gave our viewers an overview of the NZ Skilled Residence Pathways

Our immigration experts Jamie Lingham, Majlinda Lulo, Alex Kaufman, and Jannaha Schillaci, gave viewers an overview of the recent Review of Australia’s Immigration System & immediate changes announced by the Government.

Our immigration expert Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and our Immigration Director, Belinda Man, gave viewers an overview of the recent announcement for 457 visa holders who are aged over 45 years. The age restriction has been removed which opens doors to PR for many 457 visa holders.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and our special guests Daryl Feast, Principal Consultant – Automotive Specialist, and Andy Bage, Recruitment Consultant for Musterrecruit hosted a webinar about the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and the impact on employers in the automotive trades industry.

Our immigration experts Arno Nothnagel & Trinity Li provided an update for both employers & individuals regarding recent announcements including border opening and the Employer Nomination Scheme

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, gave viewers an overview of the recent announcement to ENS changes for TSS visa holders.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and Trinity, our NZ Migration Strategist, hosted a webinar to provide further updates on New Zealand’s one-off ‘2021 NZ Resident Visa’.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and Trinity, our NZ Migration Strategist, hosted a webinar to provide further updates on New Zealand’s one-off ‘2021 NZ Resident Visa’.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and our special guest Paul Wheeler, Director & Aged Care Recruitment Specialist at Carejobz, hosted a webinar to provide insights about the opportunities for Qualified Aged Care & Healthcare workers in New Zealand

Featured migration story headline to go here

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals
Visa conditions
From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608 will be updated to enhance worker protection and increase productivity as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy.
State Nomination
Updates on the closure of 2023-24 Skilled Migration State Nomination Programs in Tasmania and South Australia, including next steps for applicants.
Skilled Migrant Job Connect Subsidy
Skilled migrants in Western Australia have access to the Skilled Migrant Job Connect Subsidy, which can help them offset costs for skills assessments and training.
New Exemptions for UK Citizens on Working Holiday Visas
New exemptions allow UK citizens on second and third Working Holiday visas to skip specified work requirements, effective 1 July 2024.
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold
Reminder: the TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 on 1 July 2024. Lodge nominations by 30 June 2024 to meet the current threshold.

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.

The NZ border is opening to all visa holders earlier than planned – Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, provides businesses with some insights.

Jamie Lingham, our founder and Global Immigration Leader of Absolute Immigration provides the hospitality sector with an outline of what the new Labour Agreement entails and how to utilise it.

We are excited to make some announcements and introductions as our team of PEOPLE expand in response to our growing business.

"With the recent announcement of Australia’s borders reopening (on Feb 21), coupled with other immigration initiatives announced, we hope this will bring much needed help and manpower to Australia", Jamie Lingham, CEO and Global Immigration Leader, Absolute Immigration.

Today our organization came together to acknowledge R U Ok? Day.  With everyone in lockdown (Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland), it was more relevant than ever to talk about the significance of this annual date and understand how to reach out to those that might be struggling.

With his very own Instagram hashtag - #leadingremotely – Jamie has been away for 4 months and driven 10,000km’s in that time….with no return date in sight. With so many adventures already under his belt that he’s sharing with his family, here are some wise words from our leader, working remotely in outback Australia

Remember, a conversation could change a life.

Meet our new team members!

Over the last four months, we have welcomed eight new team members. Meet them here!

Featured migration story headline to go here

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The New Zealand government has announced an expansion of eligibility for work visas granted to partners of international students enrolled in specific programs. This change aims to attract skilled individuals

Following the announcement of sector agreements being introduced, Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, provides us with a quick summary of what and who.

This week Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, recorded a further video update to the AEWV job check and the issues of incorrect job check applications.

Arno Nothnagel recorded a quick 4 minute video to give our NZ employers more information around the Job Check requirement as part of AEWV.

We welcome the news today that the Government has announced the ‘2021 Resident Visa’. This is a one-off visa, simplifying the pathway to residency for approximately 165,000 migrants who are currently in New Zealand.

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