Associated entities and business sponsorship on the subclass 457 visa
May 27, 2016

In order to nominate a foreign national for employment in Australia, an employer must either negotiate a labour agreement or apply for approval as a standard business sponsor. The latter is the more common of the two paths. To become a sponsor, a business must be lawfully operating and there must be no relevant adverse

Revised Skilled Occupation List Will Affect Skilled Migrants
May 24, 2016

The Australian government has issued a new legislative instrument (IMMI 16/059) which will affect applicants for several skilled and employer-sponsored visa programmes in Australia. From 1 July 2016, a number of changes to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will come into effect. These changes will impact invitees and primary applicants under the following visas: Skilled

Endless possibilities and a second passport –
May 12, 2016

Many Australian citizens will be interested to know that you can now have a second Australian passport. Applicants applying for visas from foreign consulates may find that they are placed in a stressful situation when needing to travel for an unexpected reason or business.  When applying for a visa some nations may ask for your

Australia Week in China –
May 4, 2016

After the recent introduction of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), Austrade held the Australia Week in China from the 11-15 April 2016. The event took place in a number of cities including Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanyang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and finally came to a close in Shanghai. The event was led by