LegalVision’s experienced immigration lawyers can assist with a broad range of immigration matters including visa applications, waivers and planning immigration pathways. Whether you are looking to come to Australia on an employer sponsored work visa, a business visa or through the skilled permanent migration program, it is important to obtain advice from a migration agent or immigration lawyer to ensure you have the best chance of success.
Our immigration team can assist with:
temporary skilled visas (subclass 482);
employer sponsored visas (subclass 186 and 187);
general skilled migration (subclass 189, 190 and 489);
business innovation and investor stream visas;
health waiver (PIC4007) submissions;
corporate migration and international mobility needs;
applicants that have character concerns;
preparing submissions and waivers for PIC 4020;
responding to natural justice letters;
LGBTIQ visa applications, particularly with regards to adoption/surrogacy;
family migration including partner, parent and child visas (subclass 309, 801 and 820); and
visa appeals and rejections.
We provide immigration advice to both applicants looking to emigrate to Australia, as well as Australian businesses looking to attract overseas talent and investors. Our team can also assist with reviewing corporate immigration policies and compliance audits to ensure businesses meet sponsorship obligations.
5 Things You Need to Know About Corporate Immigration
1Under the subclass 482 TSS visa, employers need to demonstrate that they have made efforts to recruit from the Australian labour market before lodging a nomination application. The labour market testing (LMT) is to be conducted within 4 months immediately prior to lodging the nomination application. Employers are required to supply evidence and documentation of their LMT efforts.
2The Global Talent Scheme is designed to attract the world’s best and brightest talent to Australia. Employers can nominate workers under two streams: established business stream and the startup stream. The Australian Government believes this 12 month pilot program will create new jobs for Australians and transfer highly sought after skills and knowledge to Australian workers.
3Employers are required to pay a Skilling Australians Fund Charge (SAF Charge) if they nominate workers for temporary (Subclass 482 and 457) and permanent (Subclass 186 and 187) work visas. For temporary visas, the SAF Charge is due yearly (for the duration of the temporary work visa) and for permanent visas, the SAF Charge is a one off payment.
4The Skilled Regional Subclass 489 allows workers to live and work in regional NSW for up to 4 years. Permanent residency pathways are available to those who can demonstrate they have lived for two years and worked for one year in regional NSW. Visa applicants must demonstrate their experience and skill falls within an eligible occupation in the NSW Regional Skilled Occupation List.
5Highly skilled workers can migrate to Australia without employer sponsorship via the subclass 190 visa. They need to meet the minimum pass mark of 65 points and be invited to apply by the Australian Government. The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List provides an updated list of eligible occupations for this visa subclass.
Hiring Overseas Talent: Migration and Visa Process
This panel discussion covers essential questions about the Australian migration and visa process:
What are my legal rights as an employer and team member?
Hiring locally or overseas?
Where do I find my talent?
Is looking for talent internationally really worth it in the long run?