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, […]

New pathways added to Subclass 186 Temporary Residency Transition visa

New pathways added to Subclass 186 Temporary Residency Transition visa

Background The Australian government previously announced its intention to create additional pathways to permanent residency for people who were present in Australia during the pandemic period. While the details at the time of the announcement were not clear, it was expected that Sc 482 visa holders in the Short Term stream would have access to […]

State border closures and the impact on international travellers

Covid-19 Australian Travel Update

While all fully vaccinated Australians may leave Australia without an exemption, arrangements for returning to Australia will depend on the state or territory you are travelling to. The Australian Government has announced additional border measures as a precaution to protect Australians from the new Omicron Variant of Concern. If you need to transit through a state or […]

Path to Australian Citizenship Becomes Easier for Distinguished Talent

Increased flexibility for citizenship applicants

Through a September media release the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP has announced reduced citizenship residence requirements for talented prospective Australians. These reforms seek to recognise the unique difficulties faced by these distinguished applicants and to extend the opportunity for Australian citizenship through new concessions. The general residence […]

International Travel to Reopen for Vaccinated Australians

Covid-19 Australian Travel Update

The government has announced that from November, Australian citizens or permanent residents aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel overseas without needing a travel exemption. Children under 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will also be able to travel overseas without an exemption. It will be important to […]

English Test Availability During Lockdown

English Test for Student visa

COVID-19 restrictions have impacted English testing availability in Victoria, ACT and NSW. We have compiled a summary of availability for each test in these states to assist in securing a booking for a test. PTE Academic All upcoming tests in all states will go ahead as scheduled, with restrictions (e.g. facemask and social distancing). The […]

Victoria Adds Occupations to its Workforce Skills Pathways Program

Victoria has added the 3 new occupations of Cook, Chef & Early Childhood Teacher its subclass 190/ 491 visa state sponsorship lists. The addition of these occupation is through a program called the Workforce Skills Pathway (WSP). The WSP aims to address skills gaps in the local workforce. Eligibility Cook or Chef (Hospitality) You must […]

Priority Vaccination Centre for International Students and Refugees

International student vaccination

In a joint project between Cohealth and City of Melbourne, Melbourne Town Hall is being used as a mass vaccination centre from 1 September. People with English literacy limitations, refugees, and international students will be given priority access to this facility. We encourage all clients who wish to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to book an […]