457 Visa Replacement and Upcoming Changes

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the 457 visa programme will be abolished and replaced by a new [...]

South Australia Nomination Updates – Increase in ‘High Point’s’ and Chain Migration – Immigration South Australia

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Government of South Australia - Immigration South Australia has announced changes to their state nomination programme. [...]

Queensland Skilled Migration Update – Temporary Suspension on State Nominations (489/190)

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has advised that they are placing a temporary suspension on all [...]

Market Salary Rates & Equivalent Worker Requirements for Subclass 457 Visa

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

As part of the subclass 457 visa programme, the Australian government introduced the 'equivalent worker' and 'market [...]

Subclass 457 Visa Programme Update – March 2017

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Ethos Migration has received correspondence from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection regarding a range of [...]

457 Visa and Condition 8107 – What Is Condition 8107?

March 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

An insight into Condition 8107 on the Subclass 457 Visa When an applicant is granted a Subclass [...]

Skilled Migration Western Australia Suspends RCB Certifications and Nominations

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The Western Australian State Government has announced that it is no longer certifying positions for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass [...]

Recent Success Case: Temporary Work (Short-Stay) Specialist visa

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Recent successful cases: Earlier this week, Ethos Migration successfully assisted an award-winning local company specialising in street [...]

Review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) On the 24 February 2017 the review of [...]

Overseas Business Sponsors – Sponsoring Employees to Work in Australia

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Subclass 457 - Overseas Business Sponsorship Australia is one of the world's largest economies with transparent and [...]

Transitioning into Permanent Residency from a 457 Visa

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Transitioning into Permanent Residency from a 457 Visa As the holder of a 457 visa you may [...]

Failure at AAT Stage – What is Ministerial Intervention?

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“…Refused.” “…Cancelled.” The above represent the two most feared words for any visa applicant or visa holder, [...]

457 Visa Stay In Australia After Employment Termination Reduced

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

As of Saturday 18th November 2016, overseas workers on a subclass 457 visa will only be permitted [...]

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ICT Occupations Temporarily Closed for Victorian State Nomination

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Skilled Migration Victoria has announced that 'due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, [...]

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A Guide to Subclass 457 Business Sponsorship Obligations

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A Guide to the Subclass 457 Business Sponsorship Obligations If your business currently makes use of the [...]

Changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework

October 12th, 2016|1 Comment

The Australian Government will soon be introducing changes to Australia's temporary activity framework from the 19 November [...]

Australia to Introduce ‘Entrepreneur Visa’

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Australian ‘Entrepreneur’ Visa to be Introduced as of 10 September 2016 Recently the Australian Government has announced [...]

Proposed Changes In Legislation To Make It Harder For Family Sponsorships

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Proposed Changes In Legislation To Make It Harder For Family Sponsorships If passed, the proposed changes to [...]

Training Benchmarks for Subclass 457 Sponsorship

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Training Benchmark for Subclass 457 Sponsorship Employers looking to sponsor an employee under the subclass 457 visa [...]

ACT Occupation List Updated September 2016 – Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Australian Capital Territory government has has updated the State Occupation List and opened the following occupations: [...]

Victorian Relationship Registration Changes Now In Effect

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

On the 1 July 2016 changes were made to the Relationships Act 2008 (VIC) which may make [...]

The Character Requirement and Australian Visa Applications | Character Waivers

July 9th, 2016|0 Comments

What is the Character Requirement? Each person that wishes to enter or remain in Australia they must [...]

Adding dependant’s to your student visa – Student (Subclass 500) Visa

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Here at Ethos Migration we have been receiving a large range of communication regarding the new Student [...]

NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List for 2016/2017 Released – Subclass 190 Visa

July 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The New South Wales (NSW) Subclass 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the financial year of 2016/2017 [...]

SkillSelect Occupation ceilings for 2016/2017 released | Immigration Australia

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the SkillSelect 2016/2017 occupation ceilings. Ethos Migration urges [...]

Changes to Sponsorship Accreditation from 1 July 2016

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Changes to Sponsorship Accreditation from 1 July 2016 The Department of Immigration & Border Protection has announced [...]

Sponsoring a foreign worker in Australia – 457 Standard Business Sponsorship

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Sponsoring a foreign worker in Australia - 457 Standard Business Sponsorship Australia has been welcoming foreign workers [...]

The Updated Australian Skilled Occupations Lists for 2017 Have Been Released!

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Updated Australian Skilled Occupations Lists for 2017 have been released by the Department of Immigration and Border [...]

What is PIC 4020? | Public Interest Criterion 4020

May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

If you provide the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protecton with a bogus document, or information [...]

The Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 Visa: Eligibility and Permanent Residency Prospects

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

 As one of the most highly sought after and successful visa programs in Australia, the Temporary Work [...]

Year 12 qualifications from Punjab, India are no longer being recognised by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

According to an article published in the 'Times of India' a rejection letter was received by an [...]

Applying for a Partner/Spouse (subclasses 820 and 801) Visa in Australia

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are in Australia and your partner is an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident you may [...]

New Federal Court Decision on Schedule 3 and its Effect on Visa Applications

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Just recently, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia delivered a ground-breaking decision in relation [...]

School fees to be paid by SC457 workers earning more than $77,000 per year

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The Education Minister for South Australia Dr Susan close has announced that subclass 457 workers that are [...]

Closure of ACT (Canberra) nomination program to overseas applicants until 1 July 2016

March 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Ethos Migration has received correspondence from the Australian Capital Territory government advising that the Skilled Nominated (subclass [...]

EU Style Visa-Free Agreement with Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

In Europe, citizens that hold an European Union passport are able to travel freely with full travel [...]

Why use Ethos Migration for your Australian migration matters?

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are thinking of applying for a visa to live, work or study in Australia or [...]

Ceasing employment as the holder of a subclass 457 visa – Superannuation & Returning to Australia

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are planning on ceasing employment with your current employer as the holder of a 457 [...]

Applying for a Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)

March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a popular and highly sought after visa that skilled professionals [...]

New Zealanders Living in Australia Will Soon Be Eligible For Australian Citizenship

February 25th, 2016|0 Comments

New Zealanders enjoy new fast tracked Australian citizenship process As of 1 July 2017, New-Zealand citizens that [...]

ACT Occupation List Update | Feb 2016

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The ACT Government has made updates to their occupation list with an increase of demand for certain [...]

Are you appealing your Australian visa decision?

February 19th, 2016|2 Comments

Information on appealing an Australian migration matter If your Australian visa application has been refused or cancelled [...]

Employing a highly specialised worker from overseas for your company – The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is designed for people who wish to: Perform [...]

Fast-tracked Permanent Residency: Myths and Facts around the 457 Visa Pathway

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

After acquiring a 457 Employer Sponsored Working Visa, the standard period of time after which an application [...]

Family violence provisions for Australian Visa holders

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Family violence provisions for Australian Visa holders The Australian Government has a clear stance on domestic violence [...]

Engineers And Skilled Technicians At Advantage With Australian Migration

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Skilled workers and technicians have been at an advantageous position in Australian migration compared to other professions. [...]

New Arrangements between Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Australia for Work and Holiday Visa

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

As of the 1st of January of 2016, 200 Slovaks and Slovenians aged between 18-30 years, will [...]

New Contact Details for Sponsors Sending Correspondence to the Department

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection has advised that anyone that is currently sponsoring workers will [...]

Partner Visas – When can the AAT help

December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Partner Visa applications can be complex, lengthy and may require volumes of evidence in order to convince [...]

Australia to introduce an ‘Entrepreneur Visa’ to retain high achievers

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised, that apart of a larger AU$1 billion innovation programme, the [...]

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