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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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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.
State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.

New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.

NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.

State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.

Digital IDs on myGov now sign statutory declarations, eliminating witness signatures for Australian governance.

NSW unveils the Skilled Work Regional 491 program, Pathway 1, for skilled workers with a regional NSW work history.

New Zealand Immigration now requires online applications for the Permanent Resident visa, SSRV and VOTC visas to streamline processing and minimize paper use.

Apply for the Parent Resident Visa Draw by expressing interest before January 31. Explore the 2024 Working Holiday Scheme reopening on January 25.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Event for Temporary Activity (Subclass 408) visa will stop accepting applications after 1st February 2024.

NZ's median wage for skilled visas rises to $31.61/hr in Feb 2024, impacting Skilled Migrant, Green List, and Parent Resident visa applications.

The State Government of Western Australia has implemented the Construction Visa Subsidy Program to assist construction companies in hiring skilled migrants.

Australia's Partner Visa: No more 'onshore' or 'offshore' distinctions, simplifying applications for couples.

NZ's new online PRV application system starts Jan 2024. Digital submissions simplify process; some PRVs still paper-based.

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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.
State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.

New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.

State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.

Digital IDs on myGov now sign statutory declarations, eliminating witness signatures for Australian governance.

NSW unveils the Skilled Work Regional 491 program, Pathway 1, for skilled workers with a regional NSW work history.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Event for Temporary Activity (Subclass 408) visa will stop accepting applications after 1st February 2024.

The State Government of Western Australia has implemented the Construction Visa Subsidy Program to assist construction companies in hiring skilled migrants.

Australia's Partner Visa: No more 'onshore' or 'offshore' distinctions, simplifying applications for couples.

In a recent announcement, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs outlined the extension of the relaxation of visa condition 8547. This decision is part of the broader Migration Strategy reform, with a particular focus on the Working Holiday program.

As the COVID-19 concession period draws to a close on November 25, 2023, pivotal changes are set to reshape various facets of Australia's visa landscape. From stringent updates in employer-sponsored visas to nuanced alterations in family and graduate visa programs, this impending shift marks a significant milestone. Navigating the post-concession era, applicants will encounter revised criteria, with an emphasis on work experience and location specifics. Explore this comprehensive overview of the imminent modifications, ensuring you stay well-informed in the ever-evolving realm of Australian immigration.

Need to travel for the holidays but your visa application is pending? A Bridging Visa B might allow you to travel and return while you wait.

Need to travel for the holidays but your visa application is pending? A Bridging Visa B might allow you to travel and return while you wait.

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) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) visas to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for Skilled Workers.

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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.

NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.

New Zealand Immigration now requires online applications for the Permanent Resident visa, SSRV and VOTC visas to streamline processing and minimize paper use.

Apply for the Parent Resident Visa Draw by expressing interest before January 31. Explore the 2024 Working Holiday Scheme reopening on January 25.

NZ's median wage for skilled visas rises to $31.61/hr in Feb 2024, impacting Skilled Migrant, Green List, and Parent Resident visa applications.

NZ's new online PRV application system starts Jan 2024. Digital submissions simplify process; some PRVs still paper-based.

NZ's new online PRV application system starts Jan 2024. Digital submissions simplify process; some PRVs still paper-based.

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 also needing 24 months of continued employment in NZ.

Duration Increases for the AEWV

From 27 Nov 2023, NZ's AEWV program changes include a new 'maximum stay' and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.

From 29 October, employers cannot use 90-day trial periods on an AEWV. From 27 November, construction firms will need to have at least 35% of their labour hire workforce made up of NZ citizens and residents

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

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

Featured migration story headline to go here

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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.
State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.

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

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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa thresholds increase on Feb 28th. AEWV remains. The change aims to attract high-skilled workers while ensuring fair wages.
State and Territory Nominations for Skilled Visas Boost in January 2024, suggesting more opportunities for skilled migrants.
myGov Accepts Digital ID for Statutory Declarations
Digital IDs on myGov now sign statutory declarations, eliminating witness signatures for Australian governance.
NSW 491 Program
NSW unveils the Skilled Work Regional 491 program, Pathway 1, for skilled workers with a regional NSW work history.
Two Permanent Resident Visa holders walking down the beach
New Zealand Immigration now requires online applications for the Permanent Resident visa, SSRV and VOTC visas to streamline processing and minimize paper use.

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!

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Skilled Migration Boosted by Australia-India Mobility Agreement
New Australia-India agreement enhances skilled migration and educational exchanges.

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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