Resident return 155/157 visa – Department processing time

Department’s current processing times (updated 22 June 2018)   The Department’s processing time for the 155/157 Resident Return visa increased significantly in around early 2018. The Department’s current processing times are approximately:   5 years 155 visa: 3-10 days from the date of lodgement 1 year 155 visa: 3-5 months or potentially longer depending on the complexity of your application […]

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187 RSMS visa – Comprehensive requirements (updated June 2018)

Update: The Department of Jobs and Small Business have flagged the following potential changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists in their May 2018 newsletter.   The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. These eligible regional areas are […]

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Partner 820 & 309 visa – Statutory declarations preparation & example

The Department does provide template partner visa statutory declarations for the visa applicant, and the sponsor. The considerations which are raised in the Department’s template statutory declarations are the factors which the case officer needs to take into consideration when assessing your relationship and application.   We will look at each of these considerations, and provide […]

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186 ENS visa – Comprehensive requirements (updated June 2018)

Update: The Department of Jobs and Small Business have flagged the following potential changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists in their May 2018 newsletter.   The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating Australian employer/business. There are three separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa permanent residency […]

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Skilled Occupation List – Potential Upcoming Changes May 2018 Update

The Department of Jobs and Small Business have flagged the following potential changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists in their May 2018 newsletter:   Occupations to be potentially removed from Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Potential New Status 133411 Manufacturer STSOL OFF 211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec STSOL OFF 212312 […]

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