Month: June 2012

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold to be increased for 457 Visas

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold to be increased for 457 Visas

The ‘Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold’ or TSMIT as it’s also known is important for new 457 visa holders as they are generally not eligible for government benefits and support. We provided an overview of the 457 visa program on Wednesday but one of the areas we didn’t cover was the fact that the 457 …

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457 Visa – A Guide To The Australian 457 Program

As the 457 visa is the most commonly used program for Australian or overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers to work in Australia temporarily, we thought it would be useful to provide an overview of this popular visa class. The full title of this subclass of visa is Temporary Business (Long Stay) – Standard …

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Skilled Migration Pass Mark To Be Reduced Under Skillselect

Perhaps it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the changes associated with the new Skillselect Visa Program with the Australian Immigration Department announcing that the Skilled Migration pass mark is to be reduced from 65 points. From the 1st July 2012, the pass mark for the new SkillSelect visa subclasses 189, 190 …

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Australian Business Innovation and Invest ment program Points Test - An Overview

Business Innovation and Investment Program Points Test – An Overview

As we posted yesterday, the The Business Skills Program will be replaced by the Business Innovation and Investment Program on 1 July 2012. Business Innovation and Investment is a niche category in Australia’s skilled migration program. It aims to directly create new business as visa holders become business owners. This is different to the general …

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