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  • Australian Citizenship FAQs - October 2017

    Monday, 23 October 2017 – The Australian Government's proposed legislation to amend the requirements for citizenship lapsed on 18 October. As a result, applications for citizenship are being assessed against the previous requirements for residence, including the old residence requirement. Changes may affect applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018, so we recommend you apply for citizenship prior to this date if possible. This article goes through some of the frequently asked questions being asked about the requirements for Australian citizenship.... read more
  • Employer Sponsored Visa Update - October 2017

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017 – This article explains some of the recent and upcoming developments in employer sponsored 457, ENS and RSMS visas, including: - The importance of lodging a complete application - Current Processing Times for Employer Sponsored Visas - 457 Visas - Requests for Priority Processing - Training Benchmark Update - New Occupations Lists from 1 January 2018 - Transitional Arrangements for ENS/RSMS from March 2018 - Training Levies from March 2018... read more
  • Graduate Temporary 485 Visas - 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

    Wednesday, 04 October 2017 – The Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 visa is a great option for international students who have completed studies in Australia. The 485 gives you full work rights in Australia for between 18 months and 4 years, depending on the course you complete. Many students use the 485 as a stepping stone onto a permanent residence visa. However, the 485 is more complex than it initially appears - this article goes through 10 common pitfalls experienced by students in applying for 485 visas.... read more