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U.S. E-3 Visa Expiry Concerns During Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

It is likely Australian citizens already working in the U.S. on an E-3 visa which carries up to 2-year validity may be reaching their visa expiry date.  Under prevailing Covid-19 travel restrictions and closure of U.S. global consulates, the normal requirement that a new E-3 can only be applied for outside of the U.S. poses […]

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  • August 18, 2020
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Temporary Activity Visa (Covid-19 Pandemic Event)

In recognising restricted international travel options arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has introduced a special category within the Subclass 408 visa to enable certain foreign employees to remain and continue their current work in Australia in critical sectors such as agriculture, food processing, and health, aged, disability, or child care. Evidence is […]

Global Talent Scheme Pilot Program to attract the best global talent to Australia

The Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA) new visa pathway into Australia became effective July 1, 2018 as part of their new Global Talent Scheme (GTS) pilot program. The pilot program will initially run for 12 months, and deliver more flexible arrangements for attracting global talent with exceptional skills, when there are no suitable Australians to [...]


The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy when legislated in the first quarter of Financial Year 2018 / 19 (July through September) will be used to fund training programs and opportunities for Australian workers. Australian employerssponsoring foreign workers on Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visas, Employer Nomination Scheme, or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) will be required [...]

‘WA Jobs First’ Plan Enacted in Western Australia

‘WA Jobs First’ Plan Enacted in Western Australia The McGowan Labor Party, elected into power on March 11th, have announced through the Department of Training and and Workforce Development of Western Australia on March 14th that effective immediately, new applications for the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187 is suspended until further notice. A [...]

Australia the Five Time Winner.

  Once again Melbourne has been crowned world’s most livable city. This is old news, we know already, we’ve known this for the last five years. Maybe next year it won’t be the case but as it stands Melbourne coming in at number 1 isn’t new and didn’t cause a national celebration (don’t get us [...]

Data Security: No longer just a buzz word.

(image credit : perspecsys) Contrary to popular beliefs, data security is not just for large companies with a whole host of clients from many different sectors. Data security is something that needs to be considered by all companies no matter the size. It’s been said that the customers are the most important stakeholder in a [...]

Changes to UK Immigration Act to Impact Visa Holders

Compulsory checks by landlords on the immigration status of new tenants are to be introduced across the country from 1 February 2016. The Immigration Act 2014 has been revised and regulations will come into effect requiring Landlords conduct mandatory checks to establish that new tenants have the right to rent in the UK. Landlords must [...]

So you want to rent in Australia

How exciting. You have decided to move overseas and to Australia no less! There is a job lined up and your visa’s are in order. The question is, where do you live? Finding a rental property can be difficult regardless of whether you live in your home country or not. It’s not just finding a [...]

ATO To Commence Data Matching With DIBP

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will commence a data matching program with the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) from 1 September 2015.  Information that will be acquired by the ATO for the periods 2012-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 includes:            Employer Sponsor details for 457 visa holders       [...]