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457 Visa Reform

457 Visa Reforms On 18 April 2017, breaking news were broadcasted all over Australian media about the abolishment of the 457 scheme, which is expected to take place in March 2018.  Overnight, the Skilled Occupation List and the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List were replaced with a new lists – the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills Read more about 457 Visa Reform[…]

PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC

The process of applying for an Australian visa can be an understandably complicated procedure. Potential visa applicants need to be aware that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection considers the integrity of visa applications to be an extremely serious issue. The Public Interest Criteria (“PIC”) 4020 criterion – also referred to as the ‘integrity’ Read more about PIC4020 – The ‘Integrity’ PIC[…]

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457 Policy Changes to Self-Sponsorship

Recent changes to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s policies have made it very difficult for visa applicants to sponsor themselves from their own business. 457 applications must satisfy the Department of Immigration that the applicant will be employed in a position that is genuinely required by the business. The Department of Immigration may Read more about 457 Policy Changes to Self-Sponsorship[…]

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Subclass 457 update

The Subclass 457 visa is arguably one of the most utilised of the visa subclasses within Australia. Figures released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in July 2015 stated that the number of Subclass 457 visa applications lodged between June 2014 and March 2015 rose by 15%, from 35,440 applications to 40,870. Employers Read more about Subclass 457 update[…]

COVID - 19 - Migration Guru Statement

Migration Guru is still very much open and serving its existing and new clients. To Minimise the impact due to COVID - 19 we request Clients to use Phone, Email and Video calls as means of primary contact and only come in where necessary. Migration Guru is taking all precautions to keep our staff and clients safe by implementing Social Distancing Measures as advised by the Australian Government.

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