Requirements for the Most Common Visa Pathways to Australia

Common Australian Visa Pathways

Roam Migration Law has put together a table of the most common immigration pathways and the associated visas to Australia. Please click here to view a PDF version of the table here.     Employer Nomination Scheme (Sc 186) visa Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Sc 494) visa Temporary Skill Shortage (Sc 482) visa Temporary […]

The Key Differences Between the 400 Visa Compared to the 482 Visa

400 visa compared to 482 visa

A subclass 400 visa allows for entry for a non-ongoing stay period of a maximum of 6 months.  A subclass 482 visa would allow entry to Australia for an ongoing position of either two years or four years.  Below is a comparison of subclass 400 and 482 visa with a broad overview of  processing times, […]

What is Overseas Business Sponsorship?

Overseas Business Sponsorship

A business operating outside of Australia may also be able to sponsor an employee to work in Australia to: establish, or help establish, a business operation with connections with a business located outside Australia fulfill, or help in fulfilling a contractual obligation. Overseas Business Sponsors do not need to be operating in Australia but must […]

Workforce Australia to Replace JobActive

Workforce Australia to replace JobActive

Starting on 4 July, Workforce Australia will be the new employment service delivered by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Workforce Australia will support business and industry with tailored recruitment and workforce planning. The new service will streamline how businesses find and hire the right people, with the right skills at the right time. […]

A Brief Summary of the Differences Between the Subclass 482 Visa and Subclass 494 Visa

Differences Between the Subclass 482 Visa and Subclass 494 visa

The Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa (‘482 visa’) and the subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (‘494 visa’) are both employer sponsored visas. The 494 visa is intended for visa applicants who wish to live, work and study in a designated regional area in Australia (excluding Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) whereas the […]

Modern Slavery Statement Due, 30th June 2022

Modern Slavery Statement

The Australian Government entered modern slavery legislation into force on 1 January 2019: the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the ‘Act’).  The Act contains many important provisions which have the capability to significantly reduce Modern Slavery in global supply chains.  It aims to protect the labour rights of the vulnerable through entity compliance. Entities with a reporting period of […]

Protecting Organisations From Personal Liability When Hiring International Workforce.

Corporate Immigration Risk

Employers should check visa status for all non-Australian workers both before and during employment. If staff are detected working in breach of visa conditions or without a valid visa, the employer can face severe penalties. Penalties include fines and, in some cases, criminal sanctions. Businesses may be penalised even if they are not aware that […]

Tina Masrour, Shortlisted for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Tina Masrour, Shortlisted for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Tina Masrour, a senior associate at Roam Migration Law, has been shortlisted for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021. Tina has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021 for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. The Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards is the benchmark for […]

Why Choose Accredited Business Sponsorship?

Why Choose Accredited Business Sponsorship?

When sponsoring overseas nationals, employers must obtain a Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS). For employers who already hold an SBS it is worth considering applying for Accredited Business Sponsorship (ABS), either at sponsorship renewal or during the period of the existing sponsorship. Accredited sponsorship – Categories Employers will be eligible for an ABS where they meet one […]