Resident Return 155/157 visa

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 Read more…

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Form 80 – Preparation and FAQ

A Form 80 requires the respondent to provide relevant personal details, including details required to assess whether the visa applicant satisfies the character requirements for the relevant visa.   Form 80 – Preparation & Frequent asked questions   This is form mandatory for all visa applications? No When is the Read more…

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Employer sponsored 186 ENS visa

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa – Subclass 186 visa

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 Read more…

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Employer sponsored 186 ENS visa

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 Read more…

By Peng Cheng, ago