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Changes to the Sc 186 Visa in the Temporary Resident Transition Stream

Changes to the Sc 186 Visa in the Temporary Resident Transition Stream

Background Following its pre-election commitments, the Albanese Labor government has implemented changes to the Sc 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) and 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ESN) visa programs to expand access to a greater number of Sc 482. The Amendments state the purpose of these changes is to increase the equity in the system by […]

Navigating Changes in Temporary Visa Health Requirements in Australia

Navigating Changes in Temporary Visa Health Requirements in Australia

As of November 1, 2023, applicants for further temporary visas in Australia face a pivotal shift in policy. Short-term measures that once exempted individuals from health examinations during the application process have ceased, signifying a significant adjustment in the visa application landscape. This change stems from the Department of Home Affairs’ proactive response to the […]

Australian Government Broadens Path to Permanent Residency for Skilled Temporary Workers

Australian Government Broadens Path to Permanent Residency for Skilled Temporary Workers

The Australian Government is set to introduce pivotal changes to Employer nominated visas including the subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) and Subclass 186  – Employer Nomination Stream, Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of visas. The move aims to streamline and clarify the route to permanent residency for TSS visa holders, offering increased assurance to […]

Changing Sponsors on a 482 Visa

Changing Sponsors on a 482 visa

Primary 482 visa holders  are allowed to change sponsors (employers) after the grant of their 482 visa. To do so, they have to ensure that they comply with the requirements outlined in this article so they are not in breach of the work restrictions (condition 8607) imposed on their visa. Process to change sponsors on […]

Applying for an Onshore Subclass 866 Australian Protection Visa

Applying for an Onshore Subclass 866 Australian Protection Visa

People who arrive in Australia with a valid visa and are seeking asylum can apply to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for a Protection visa (Subclass 866). This visa would allow permanent stay in Australia. People who arrive in Australia without a visa and are seeking asylum can apply to DHA for a Temporary Protection […]

Termination of employment – what happens to a 482 visa holder?

There are many reasons why a 482 visa holder may stop working for the employer that sponsored them.

There are many reasons why a 482 visa holder may stop working for the employer that sponsored them. In this article, we outline the steps 482 visa holders and sponsoring employers need to take once the 482 visa holder ceases employment, and the consequences if these steps are not followed. If you are the visa […]

Closure of 408 Pandemic Visa

Closure of the 408 Pandemic Visa

We published a comprehensive article on the 408  visa on 24 April 2020, shortly after the subclass 408 visa, under the Australian Government Endorsed Event Stream for COVID-19 Pandemic visa was announced (the COVID-19 visa). The “COVID-19 visa” has proven to be a lifeline for many visa holders who would otherwise not qualify for more […]

Hot Legal Topics – Episode 4

Hot Legal Topics - Video Series

Episode 4 | The Intersection of Immigration & Family Law In episode four of the series, Jackson Taylor, Partner at Roam Migration Law, talks with Byron Leong, Partner at Lander & Rogers about the intersection of immigration and family law and the potential gaps in the system. Hot Legal Topics is a new video series, […]

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