February 28, 2024

Unlock Your Path to Permanent Residency: Top Visa Options for Australia

Visa options to secure PR in Australia

Dreaming of making Australia your forever home?

Australia offers many visa options to make your dream of becoming a permanent resident a reality. Let’s explore your visa possibilities:

 

1. Subclass 189 Visa – Skilled Independent Visa:
This visa is the real deal for skilled workers and professionals. It does not require sponsorship from an employer, state, or family member. Instead you need to satisfy a points test and be invited by the Australian Government to make your visa application. Once the visa is approved, you and your family get PR immediately. The 189 Visa is your ticket to live and work anywhere in Australia as a genuine permanent resident. Read more here

2. GTI (Global Talent Independent Program):
This visa type is for highly skilled individuals  in the innovation sector. Do you work in future industries such as tech, science, FinTech AgTech, DigiTech, defence, space, health, education? The GTI visa is by invitation only and gives PR upon grant for all applicants. Read more here

3. Subclass 190 Visa – Skilled Nominated Visa:
The Subclass 190 visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government. It’s a points-based visa and by invitation only. It has 3 steps: EOI, Nomination and Visa application. Once approved, you can make Australia your permanent home. Read more here

4. Business Innovation Stream Visa:
This visa type is for business owners or managers. You can start a business or invest in Aussie ventures to secure your PR status. You are required to have a solid financial foundation. Read more here

5. Investor Stream Visa:
As the name reveals, this visa is for investors. If you are able and willing to invest in the Australian economy, you will be rewarded with a pathway to permanent residency. Read more here

 

Graduate Visa

7. Graduate Work Visa:
Have you studied a course in Australia? Are you looking to extend your Aussie adventure? The Graduate Work Visa is your golden ticket. Gain some valuable work experience and set yourself up for a seamless transition to permanent residency. Read more here

8. Parent Visa:
Yearning to bring your loved ones closer? The Parent Visa is the way to go. Sponsor your parents and give them the chance to enjoy the Aussie lifestyle alongside you. There are different types of Parent Visas. Read more here and find the right one for you by speaking with our Immigration Team!

Parent Visa

9. Retirement Visa Pathway:
Ready to kick back and enjoy the golden years in Australia? The Retirement Visa Pathway offers retirees the chance to make Australia their forever home, soaking in the sun and embracing the laid-back Aussie lifestyle.

 

So, there you have it! The top visa options to unlock your path to Permanent Residency in Australia. Whether you’re a skilled professional, a successful entrepreneur, or a loving parent – there are visa options for everyone and every situation.

 

Ready to take the next step? Reach out to the experts at Auspire Immigration Services and let’s turn your Aussie dream into a reality.

 

Here’s to your next chapter and endless possibilities in the Land Down Under!

January 3, 2024

Australia’s Changes to Working Holiday Makers Visa Conditions

Changes to Working Holiday Makers Visa Conditions

THE EXTENSION OF WORK RIGHTS BEYOND THE SIX-MONTH LIMITATION FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has officially confirmed changes to the policy arrangements around condition 8547.

Effective 1 January 2024, Working Holiday Makers will need to request an extension beyond the standard six-month limitation, unless they meet the exemptions in place. 

The new process requires individuals to take the responsibility and actively request an extension themselves if they wish to continue working in Australia beyond the initial six months and have the limitation removed.

However, the specific details regarding these exemptions are yet to be fully outlined, and the Department of Home Affairs has promised further information following an upcoming review. This leaves room for anticipation as we await more comprehensive updates, set to be released in early 2024.

WORKING HOLIDAY EXTENSION: NEW RULES AND TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS

As of 1 January 2024, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs has decided on an extension to the exemption process for visa condition 8547.

TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS EXPLAINED

Until the Australian Government has further discussions regarding the Working Holiday Makers reform, Working Holiday Makers can extend their employment with the same employer beyond 6 months without seeking permission only if the following circumstances apply:

  1. Working in different locations: Working Holiday Makers can extend their employment if they work in various locations, as long as the duration of employment in any single location does not exceed 6 months.
  2. Employment in plant and animal cultivation: Individuals engaged in plant and animal cultivation activities in Australia are eligible for an extension.
  3. Specific industries: Exemptions apply to certain industries, including aged care and disability services, fishing and pearling, tree farming and felling, construction, and mining. However, these exemptions are limited to Northern Australia.
  4. Natural disaster recovery work: Those involved in natural disaster recovery work, starting from 17 February 2020, are eligible for an extension.
  5. Sanctioned critical sectors: Workers in critical sectors such as agriculture, food processing, health, aged and disability care, childcare (from 4 April 2020), and tourism and hospitality (from 8 May 2020) can extend their employment without seeking additional permission.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR CONDITION 8547 EXTENSIONS

 How to apply for Condition 8547 extensions

In a recent update by the Department of Home Affairs, changes to the Working Holiday program have been announced, specifically regarding the extension of work rights beyond the standard six-month limitation.

While certain exemptions exist, those not covered by these exceptions are required to seek permission for extended employment with one employer. This article outlines the guidelines and procedures for Working Holiday Makers who fall outside the specified exemptions.

A new web form for extension applications is anticipated to be operational starting 22 December 2023. During this time, the Home Affairs Department will process applications that adhere to the guidelines below:

Alternatively, applicants can send an email to Working.Holiday@homeaffairs.gov.au, clearly stating:

  • commencement date of employment and the anticipated end date of the six-month period.
  • comprehensive details justifying the need for an extension beyond six months.
  • intended duration for continuing employment with the employer.
  • include supporting documentation from the employer, such as a one-page letter on company letterhead outlining exceptional circumstances.

For individuals who have already submitted requests for approval to work beyond six months with the same employer, employment can continue until a written outcome is received.

Stay informed as we anticipate further announcements in 2024 that will provide additional insights into broader changes expected in the Working Holiday program. We will keep you updated on any developments that may impact your experience as a Working Holiday Maker in Australia.

For personalised assistance and advice on your specific situation, book a consultation with our experienced Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents today. Your journey to a seamless experience in Australia begins with guidance from our visa specialists!

 

 

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