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Australia is Reviewing the Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL)

Australian Government is Reviewing the Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL)

The Migration Strategy outlined in December 2023 sets the course for reforming Australia’s migration system. A key aspect of this strategy is the creation of a Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) to align with Australia’s workforce needs. Jobs and Skills Australia, tasked with defining skill needs, has developed a Migration Labour Market Indicator Model to […]

Business Visa to Permanent Residency – A Guide for Australian Businesses

Business Visa to Permanent Residency

Australia is renowned for its vibrant economy, cultural diversity, and high quality of life, making it an attractive destination for migrants seeking new opportunities. For many individuals, securing permanent residency (PR) in Australia is a significant milestone towards building a stable future. However, the pathway to PR can be complex, especially for visa holders who […]

Visas for skilled workers working in oil and gas projects offshore

Employee Visa Compliance

Australia is a resource rich country, being a leading exporter of LNG extracted from a range of significant offshore and onshore gas fields expanding across the country. Employers, employees and future applicants, potentially involved with Australian offshore oil and/or gas projects, may wonder which visa types you are eligible for. Offshore resources activities include any […]

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement Replaced with Genuine Student (GS)

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement Replaced with Genuine Student (GS)

On 18 March 2024, the Department of Home Affairs announced changes to Australia’s student visa – Subclass 500 requirements. The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion will be replaced with the Genuine Student (GS) requirement, effective for applications lodged on or after 23 March 2024. Under the Genuine Student test, applicants must answer targeted questions about […]

Practical Strategies for Dealing with Visa Anxiety

Practical Strategies for Dealing with Visa Anxiety

Many people feel anxious throughout the Australian visa application process. From dealing with visa requirements and document requests that can be time-consuming, tedious, and stressful. It is a known common experience for those navigating the complexities of the process.  Our team at Roam Migration Law empathises with our clients’ journey and has practical strategies for […]

Australia’s New Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV)

Australia's New Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV)

In response to the calls from Pacific leaders for strengthened regional ties, the Australian Government is taking action to enhance accessibility, mobility, and migration opportunities between Pacific nations and Australia. The introduction of the Pacific Engagement visa (PEV) supports this commitment to fostering a robust Pacific Family. Designed to cater to nationals of participating Pacific […]

The Subclass 476 Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa program has been capped.

Subclass 476 - Skilled Recognised Graduate visa

The Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa has been capped from 22 December 2023. No new applications can be lodged. ​If you have an application pending you will be able to apply for a repayment of your Visa Application Charge (VAC). As we work through on hand applications you will be sent instructions on how to claim a […]

Subclass 482 Visa 2 Year Work Experience Requirement. DHA Policy Versus The Law.

Subclass 482 Visa 2 Year Work Experience Requirement.

One of the first things a prospective migrant does when considering their visa options in Australia is look at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website for information on visa requirements. The DHA website can be a great source of information for people who need a basic understanding of the visa rules. The DHA website […]

Home Affairs Reveals Australia’s New Migration Strategy

Home Affairs Reveals Australia’s New Migration Strategy

Key points: The Australian Federal Government has announced its 10-year migration strategy A new ‘Skills in Demand’ visa is being introduced to replace the subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage visa Student and Graduate visa requirements are being strengthened  Greater emphasis will be placed on preventing visa holder worker exploitation Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s migration […]

A Step-by-Step Guide on Applying for a Global Talent Visa in Australia

A Step-by-Step Guide on Applying for a Global Talent Visa in Australia

Previously known as the Distinguished Talent Visa, Australia’s Global Talent Visa program or the Subclass 858 visa has gained immense popularity for being a golden ticket to work and live in one of the world’s most developed countries. This visa is designed for exceptionally talented individuals who can make a significant contribution to Australia’s economy […]

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