Thank you for joining our Regional Visa Q&A Video Series. In our series of bite-sized videos, we aim to share our migration insights on questions submitted by HR professionals and Business Owners about the impact of the new Regional 494 Visa for businesses.
Employees with an occupation on the Short Term list of the TSS 482 Visa have had very limited, if any, options for PR since the 482 Visa replaced the 457 Visa in March 2018.
These employees may now be eligible for a pathway to PR through the new Regional Visas if your business is in Perth, the Gold Coast or a regional/remote area. Find out more in our 3 minute explainer video.
The new Employer-Sponsored 494 Regional Visa now provides businesses in Perth, the Gold Coast and regional/remote areas greater flexibility to sponsor overseas talent to work for their business. But how does the new 494 Regional Visa compare to the commonly used TSS 482 Visa? Here’s our insights.
Questions for our series have been submitted by HR professionals and employers who require migration solutions to engage overseas talent for positions that are difficult to fill locally.
Our series will continue through to February 2020, so we encourage you to submit your questions for future videos.
We also welcome you to get in touch with our Registered Migration Agents to discuss your business’ migration requirements on 1800 449 858 or email@example.com
Our next Regional Visa Q&A Video will address the focus question: “I have a few employees on Short Term 482 Visas in our business – can they now get PR through the new Regional Visa?”
While the new 494 Visa does provide a pathway to PR for some Short Term Stream Visa holders, there are a few factors businesses should consider. If you have a question to add to this topic or any further questions/topics for future videos, submit them here.
Upcoming Q&A Videos:
11 December 2019 | How the 494 Visa provides PR pathways for Short Term 482 Visa holders in your business
Series will recommence after the Christmas period.
15 January 2020 | Complexities in the 494 Visa application process
29 January 2020 | DAMA’s and other Regional Migration Arrangements
Sheila Woods is the Managing Director of Interstaff and a Registered Migration Agent with more than 15 years experience in the migration industry.
With an extensive understanding of the Australian immigration system, Sheila partners with employers to advise on global mobility matters for corporate migration projects, complex case work and labour agreement negotiations.
Interstaff is an established migration consultancy specialising in skilled migration matters for the resource industry and businesses and has been operating for over 30 years since 1988. MARN: 0533879.
Please note, this series is intended to provide general information only – current at the time of first publication. The contents do not constitute migration advice. Migration advice should be sought for your particular matters so that your personal circumstances can be considered. In Australia, Registered Migration Agents must operate under the Code of Conduct.
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