For over 30 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people successfully migrate to Australia on all types of visas, so we thought we’d develop one centralised resource hub, which we’ll be updating regularly to share tips and handy visa resources with you.
If you are applying for a skilled working visa in Australia such as a subclass 485 or 189 visa, you may need to nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).
The Skilled Occupation List is a limited list of occupations which reflects the skills in shortage for the relevant state. There are several different Skilled Occupation Lists for skilled migrants. Here is a link for further information.
If you are applying for a visa to work in Australia, you may need to pass a points test to determine whether you have the skills and attributes Australia needs.
Depending on the visa you are applying for, you may be required to achieve a certain number of points based on your:
It is important to consider the rules around the ability to claim points, which we can assist you with.
Your employer can not cancel your visa. Only the Department of Home Affairs can refuse or cancel a visa.
If you have breached your visa conditions, the DHA may place your visa under consideration for cancellation, however you should have the opportunity to provide reasons as to why your visa should not be cancelled.
We can assist you with this process if you believe you have not breached your visa conditions.
If your sponsoring employer decides to end your employment and you are on a 482 visa you would have 60 days to either:
If your employment were to cease, we can assist you with your visa options if you’d like to stay in Australia.
There are many possible reasons why your visa application could have been refused or why you have had your visa cancelled. Usually your refusal letter from the Department of Immigration will provide a brief explanation as to why your visa was refused. Our migration agents can help you understand why the Department refused your visa and whether you can appeal the decision by undertaking an assessment of your application.
One common reason why a visa can be refused is insufficient evidence to support the claims made in the application or changes in government policy, or if you have breached any visa conditions. The Department may also believe you will not meet the visa conditions or health and character requirements. Any incorrect or false claims can also lead to a visa refusal. Read more about how we can help you.
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