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    • Distinguished Talent visa can change your life!

      How can a Distinguished Talent visa change your life? Everyone likes a story with a happy end. Especially if you are the person who helped make it happy. A few weeks ago, our client Mr B and his family members received their Australian Permanent Resident visa. While assessing Mr B's profile we discovered, he is skilled enough for a GSM visa but was also above the cutoff age of 45. At this point, we recommended Mr B to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa (858 visa) based on his occupation as a Security Specialist. It all went smooth, and we've also managed to shorten his waiting time (while holding a temporary visa) from three years to 1.5 months. Mr B was thrilled to learn he and his family can stay in Australian indefinitely having all the social and health benefits. What do you need to know about the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program? This unique program offers a priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals and their families to live and work permanently in Australia. It's designed to gather the world's best and brightest skilled migrants to grow Australian businesses of the future. Who can apply for a Distinguished Talent visa? Candidates who are highly skilled and internationally recognised in one of the following target sectors: AgTech FinTech MedTech Cyber Security Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/Data Science and ICT Space and Advanced Manufacturing Energy and Mining Technology Additional eligibility criteria for Distinguished Talent visa Candidates should be able to earn the Fair Work High Income Threshold (currently $148,700) Or have recently graduated with a PhD or Masters qualification in the target sectors. Candidates must have a recommendation from an Australian individual or organisation with a national reputation in the same field to attest to their skills. If you think you are eligible for a Distinguished Talent visa, we are happy to support you with your application and start the process which would change your life. Contact us today

    • Distinguished Talent visa can change your life!

      How can a Distinguished Talent visa change your life? Everyone likes a story with a happy end. Especially if you are the person who helped make it happy. A few weeks ago, our client Mr B and his family members received their Australian Permanent Resident visa. While assessing Mr B's profile we discovered, he is skilled enough for a GSM visa but was also above the cutoff age of 45. At this point, we recommended Mr B to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa (858 visa) based on his occupation as a Security Specialist. It all went smooth, and we've also managed to shorten his waiting time (while holding a temporary visa) from three years to 1.5 months. Mr B was thrilled to learn he and his family can stay in Australian indefinitely having all the social and health benefits. What do you need to know about the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program? This unique program offers a priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals and their families to live and work permanently in Australia. It's designed to gather the world's best and brightest skilled migrants to grow Australian businesses of the future. Who can apply for a Distinguished Talent visa? Candidates who are highly skilled and internationally recognised in one of the following target sectors: AgTech FinTech MedTech Cyber Security Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/Data Science and ICT Space and Advanced Manufacturing Energy and Mining Technology Additional eligibility criteria for Distinguished Talent visa Candidates should be able to earn the Fair Work High Income Threshold (currently $148,700) Or have recently graduated with a PhD or Masters qualification in the target sectors. Candidates must have a recommendation from an Australian individual or organisation with a national reputation in the same field to attest to their skills. If you think you are eligible for a Distinguished Talent visa, we are happy to support you with your application and start the process which would change your life. Contact us today

    • How to keep your talent amid Coronavirus visa changes

      The Australian Government is encouraging the 2.17 million temporary visa holders to go back to their home countries. This is aimed at skilled workers, international students, visitors and work and holidays visa holders who can't support themselves in the next six months. The main reason for the sudden change in policy is to allow the Government to focus on Australians and permanent residents. The Government already started shifting the focus to Australians in regards to employment and financial support. For example - International students have recently been allowed to work beyond the 40 hours per fortnight limit to help stocking shelves in major supermarkets. However, from May 1st they are back to 40 hours to allow Australians to be recruited into these roles. Similar to the above example, we foresee further Government policy changes to favour Australians over temporary visa holders. The only exception will be for key industries, such as health, aged and disability care, agriculture and food processing, where temporary visa holders benefit from more flexibility. What does it mean for employers? To fill the skills gap in the market, the Government frequently updates the occupation in demand lists for temporary visa holders. Learning from the above example, where the Department of Home Affairs back paddled on it's decision to extend students' working hours, we anticipate more and more professions to be removed from the occupation lists as unemployment surges to give priority to Australians and Permanent residents. Therefore, if you employ a temporary visa holder such as - International Student (500 visa), Temporary Post Graduate (485 visa), Work and Holiday (462 visa) or Working Holiday (417 visa) and would like to retain them, you should look into sponsoring them under the Temporary Skilled Shortage visa - 482 work visa. This allows you to extend their stay for 2 or 4 years depending on their profession and secure their stay in Australia. Keeping in mind the Government doesn't want to rock the boat for businesses who currently employ longer term temporary visa holders. In other words, if you employ a talented employee, don't wait for their short term visa to expire, proactively seek to transition them to a 482 work visa now. Why should you act quickly? If you transition your employees into a 482 work visa now, you have a chance to secure your employee for additional 2 or 4 years before the occupation lists changes. In a case where your employee's profession is removed from the list before the 482 visa was granted - he will not have a pathway to continue working for you legally. What if your employee is already on a 482 work visa? In this case, you should probably want to discuss a transition to a Permanent Resident visa with him. This will allow him to secure his stay in Australia without being dependent on frequent changes in policies. Another huge benefit for your employee is the access to Medicare and Centrelink which will save him a lot of money down the track. There are many avenues to transition from temporary work visa 482 into a Permanent Resident visa including General Skilled Migration, Employer Nomination Scheme (either Direct Entry stream or Transitional stream), Distinguish Talent and more. Each pathway has different requirements and success rate, this is where consultation with an experienced migration agent will go a long way. Keep in mine that entire process will take no less than a year so you better start sooner rather than later. "In other words, if you employ a talented employee, don't wait for their short term visa to expire, proactively seek to transition them to a 482 work visa now." Benefits to employers and temporary visa holders Those visa holders who have been stood down, but not laid off, will maintain their visa validity and businesses will have the opportunity to extend their visa as per standard arrangements. Businesses will also be able to reduce the visa holder working hours without the person breaching their visa condition. This is a win for both parties enabling employers to cut their expenses without impacting the employee's visa validity. Financial support for employed temporary visa holders At the moment, the Australian Government also wants to see the employed temporary visa holders keeping their jobs, so it allows them to get access to financial aids and in some cases shows flexibility in their visa conditions. For example: Students who have been in Australia longer than 12 months and suffering from financial hardship will be able to access their Australian superannuation. Visa holders who have been stood down, but not laid off will also be able to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation this financial year. Temporary graduate visa holders (Subclass 485) will also be able to access their Australian superannuation if needed. You are lucky If you work in these critical sectors: Health, aged and disability care, agriculture and food processing, and childcare - some limited flexibility will be provided for these temporary visa holders. For example: Working holiday visa holders who are working in these critical sectors will be exempt from the six-month work limitation with the one employer and eligible for a further visa to keep working in these crucial sectors if their current visa is due to expire in the next six months. International students working in aged care as nurses have had these hours extended. More to come on this topic in the following announcements. LifeinAus - Migration Services are the experts in work visas, business sponsorship and transitioning temporary employees into permanent residency. Moran Shultz, Founder of LifeinAus helped many companies retain their valuable talent in Australia in times when legislation changes rapidly and time is of an essence. "Contact us for a quick chat about your valuable talent's visa"

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    • LifeinAus - Migration Services

      Get a Quote Get a Quote We'll be in touch soon! Australian Visa Granted Fast, Experienced, Reliable Reliable authorised Australian visa service We achieve the highest success rate for our customers 5 out of 5 on reviews Facebook BUSINESS VISA Business Sponsorship & Nomination SBS · Nomination · TSS 482 Visa For who wish to a foreign employee in nominated position. employers sponsor Granting a Temporary work visa for 2-4 years. ​ The process involves: Becoming an Approved sponsor Nominating a position TSS 482 visa for the employee 482 Work Visa to Permanent Resident ENS 186 Visa · TRT · Direct Entry · 858 Visa For who wish to their to visa. employers transition sponsored employee Permanent Resident ​ Different streams available based on the employee's Occupation, Tenure, Experience or Distinguished talent. Temporary Activity Visa 600 Visa · Business Visa · 400 Visa · 407 Visa · 408 Visa For who wish to an and for a short term business bring overseas employee . ​ Suitable for Training employees, Utilise highly specialised employees, Attend a conference or a roadshow, Research activity, Sport activity or for Entertainment purpose. VISA FOR INDIVIDUALS General Skilled Migration Visa​ GSM · EOI · PR · 189 Visa · 190 Visa · 491 Visa · 858 Visa For individual who wish to live and work in Australia . skilled experienced independently ​ Granting a Permanent Resident visa with full social security and medical entitlements. Skills Assessment ACS · Vetassess · EA · TRA · AACA · AITSL Skills Assessment is a preliminary stage for applying for Permanent Resident visas. We provide assistance with Skills Assessment to ACS, Vetassess, Engineers Australia, TRA, AACA, AITSL and others assessment bodies. Partner Visa, Family member Visa 309 Visa · 300 Visa · 100 Visa · 820 Visa · 801 Visa For (partners, De Facto, Parents or Children) , Citizen or eligible New Zealand Citizen. family members of Australian Permanent Resident ​ Granting a Permanent Resident visa with full social security and Medical entitlements. Student Visa, Postgraduate Visa 500 Visa · 485 Visa For who wish to in , in a recognized educational institution. international student study Australia ​ For graduates who wish to work in Australia. ​ Granting Temporary visa with work entitlements. Get a Quote Trusted by "Moran was great at keeping things moving when we took our eye off the ball. We have had a successful outcome and are extremely grateful to Moran who was thorough, efficient, helpful and very pleasant." Meg Garrido Finance - CrowdComms "Reliable, honest and professional. Moran from LifeinAus really helped with my visa application. Highly recommended." Guy Abelsohn Co-Founder - Polly 360 "Moran helped me to get my second visa, after the first was expired and my business partner received a refusal (yep..he tried to do it on his own to reduce costs😉) The all process was professional, simple and smooth." Udi Liberman Founder & VP Product - PayK Contact Details Call LifeinAus Email LifeinAus LifeinAus business address +61 404 690 227 info@LifeinAus.com ​ Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 +61 404 690 227 5 out of 5 on reviews Google 5 out of 5 on reviews Facebook Start now Submit We'll be in touch soon!

    • FAQs | LifeinAus

      Frequently asked questions Do I need a visa to arrive to Australia? Yes. Unless you are an Australian passport holder, everyone else must hold a valid visa in order to arrive to Australia no matter if it is for travel, work or study. Will my passport be labeled when receiving an Australian visa? There are no more labels on your passport, you don't need to visit the Australian embassy in your country and get your passport stamped. Once you received your visa grant letter, your visa is updated at the Department of Home Affair’s systems. To be on the safe side - you can always carry a copy of the grant letter with you when travelling to Australia. How soon can I arrive to Australia? Once your application is submitted to the Department of Home Affairs, either online or by post, you'll have to wait for the application to be processed. Each visa type has different processing time. Here are the guidelines for the . visa processing time Do I need to be qualified to get a work visa? Not always, but for most work visa types you will be required you to hold a tertiary qualification. In some cases extended relevant experience can replace lack of official qualification. It is best to check with to be sure. your Registered Migration Agent Can I work in Australia? Some visa types allow you to have full work rights while you are in Australia while others would restrict your working hours. Some visa types don’t allow you to work at all (like visitor visa for example). Therefore, it is very important to apply for the correct visa if you are planning to work. It is best to check with to be sure. your Registered Migration Agent Give us a and we'll be happy to advise based on your current visa type. call Can I study in Australia? Here in Australia, you can find a great variety of courses that are suitable for everyone regardless of their English level or age. If you are interested in exploring your study options and applying to become a student in Australia, please contact us. We partnered with an Australian study agent who can provide you with information about the study options, enrollment requirements, scholarships, campus ratings, fees, courses and much more. Does my age impact my Australian visa application? Age is relevant for some of the visa types (for example and other work type visas) for most visa types it doesn’t have any meaning. Working Holiday visa, Permanent Resident visa , Can I add my family members to my visa application? As the primary applicant, you are eligible to add family members like your spouse, de facto partner or children to most of the visas. Your children will be eligible to be added to your visa as long as they did not reach age 18, they are still living with you and are financially dependent on you. If the child is older than 18, but is dependent on the parent and cannot work due to physical disability or mental disability s/he can still be added to your visa. For other visa types, like visitor visa or , there is no option to add a secondary applicant. working holiday visa For more information about medical examinations, please click Do I need to take medical examinations for my visa application? Every person applying for a must take a . In some cases, the medical examination would be required for a temporary visa depending on the applicant’s medical health status and location. permanent resident visa medical examination here . For more information about the new SAF levy click What do I need to know about the new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)? As from 12 August 2018, employers won’t need to pay for training their Australian employees as part of their sponsorship obligation. Instead, they are required to pay the SAF levy for each nomination of a new employee. here. Still can't find the answer? contact us and we'll do our best to answer your question Get Started

    • TSS 482 Visa | LifeinAus

      TSS 482 visa - Temporary Skill Shortage What is a TSS 482 visa? ​ The TSS 482 visa is available for an applicant who wants to live on a temporary basis in Australia and work full time for the sponsoring employer in the nominated position. ( ) TSS 482 visa is the replacement of the 457 visa Applicants for 482 visa may include dependent family members in their application. Applying for the 482 visa has three steps - Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa application. ​ ​ Who can apply for TSS 482 visa? ​ To apply for a TSS 482 visa, you must be an overseas skilled worker which means your occupation must be included within the relevant occupation list and you must have an employer (the sponsor) who agrees to hire you. Your member of the family unit can join your 482 visa application. ​ ​ What are the steps to get a TSS 482 Visa? ​ The TSS 482 visa involves a three-step process: ​ application by the employer Step 1: Sponsorship application for a skilled position by the employer Step 2: Nomination application by the proposed employee Step 3: 482 Visa ​ Sponsorship Before you can apply for a TSS 482 visa, your proposed employer will need to lodge a nomination application for you. They will only be able to do it if they are an approved sponsor or have at least lodged an application to become a standard business sponsor. The cost of a sponsorship application is AUD 420, and the sponsorship is valid for five years from the date it is approved. ​ Nomination ​ Existing approved sponsors or applicants to be an approved sponsor can nominate an overseas worker for a particular position in their organization/workplace. ​The cost of a nomination application is AUD330, and all relevant documents must be attached while submitting the nomination application. ​ The nomination is generally valid for up to 12 months from the nomination approval date, or until the earliest of the following occurs: ​ Your 482 visa is being approved. If there is a request to withdraw the nomination application - the day The Department of Home Affairs receives your written notification to withdraw the nomination application. Three months after the completion date of the standard business sponsorship unless a new sponsorship application was lodged before that ceasing date and it remains unfinalized. The day on which the approval as a sponsor is cancelled. The day on which the labour agreement ceases. ​ TSS 482 Visa ​ There are three optional streams for this visa type: Short-term stream Medium-term stream Labour agreement stream ​ Eligibility criteria for Short-term stream ​ Your occupation must be included on the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL) for a TSS 482 visa. You have worked in your nominated occupation, or a related field, for at least two years before applying for the 482 visa. You must be aware that it is a short-term visa and agree to enter and stay as a short-term visa holder (known as a 'Genuine Temporary Entrant' (GTE). You will be working directly for your employer (the sponsor) or an associated entity of your sponsor. Your visa will usually be for maximum two years or four years if an applies. International Trade Obligation (ITO) You must meet the English language requirements described below. ​ Eligibility criteria for Medium-term stream ​ Your occupation is listed on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for a 482 visa. You have worked in your nominated occupation, or a related field, for at least two years before applying for this visa. You will be working directly for your employer (the sponsor) or an associated entity of your sponsor. Some of the medical occupations are exempt from this requirement. You must meet the English language requirements described below. ​ Eligibility criteria for Labour agreement stream ​ In this specific stream, the future employer has entered into a labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs and interested to sponsor an overseas worker. You will be eligible to apply under this stream if your occupation is included in a labour agreement which your employer has entered into with the Department. ​ Moreover, you have worked in your nominated occupation, or a related field, for at least two years before applying for this visa. (unless this is not required under the labour agreement). ​ You must also meet the English language requirements described below. ​ ​ What you need to know about TSS 482 visa before applying? ​ This visa allows you to travel to and from Australia for the duration of your visa and for the primary visa holder, to work in Australia for an approved sponsor in his nominated occupation. The visa allows the family member of the main applicant to work and study in Australia. You must be nominated for a position by an approved sponsor, and that nomination has been approved. Applicants who have specific occupations are required to hold a positive at the time their 482 application is submitted. Particular occupations are required to have a skill assessment while others don’t. The Department is also able to use its discretion to request a skills assessment as part of the visa application process even where it is not mandatory. skills assessment You can apply to a 482 visa while being in Australia only if you hold the following visa types: hold a substantive visa /a subclass 010 (Bridging A) visa/ a subclass 020 (Bridging B) visa or a Subclass 030 (Bridging C) visa. You can apply for 482 from outside Australia as well. You must comply with any conditions that apply or applied to your last visa to get your 482 visa approved. Every applicant for the 482 visa is obligated to meet health and character requirements. There is no age requirement for this visa. To meet the two years experience required for the 482 visa, you must verify that your work experience should have been undertaken on a full-time basis in the last five years. This period does not, however, need to be continuous. Members of your family unit can be added to 482 visa application of the primary applicant. Applicants holding a substantive visa with a no further stay condition might still be able to lodge an application in Australia for this visa in certain circumstances. ​ ​ What are the English language requirements for TSS 482 visa? ​ Short-term stream For the short-term stream, the required results are as follows: IELTS overall band score of at least 5.0 with a score of at least 4.5 in each of the test components. OET score of at least ‘B’ in each of the four components TOEFL iBT total score of at least 35 with a score of at least 3 for each of the test components of listening and reading, and a score of at least 12 for each of the test components of speaking and writing PTE Academic overall test score of at least 36 with a score of at least 30 in each of the test components CAE overall test score of at least 154 with a score of at least 147 in each of the test components Medium-term stream ​ For the medium-term stream, the required results are as follows: IELTS overall band score of at least 5.0 with a score of at least 5 in each of the test components OET score of at least 'B' in each of the four components TOEFL iBT total score of at least 35 with a score of at least 4 for each of the test components of listening and reading, and a score of at least 14 for each of the test components of speaking and writing PTE Academic overall test score of at least 36 with a score of at least 36 in each of the test components CAE overall test score of at least 154 with a score of at least 154 in each of the test components Labour agreement stream ​ You must demonstrate the level of English language proficiency specified in the Labour agreement. ​ ​ Who can be exempted from the English language requirements evidence for TSS 482 visa? ​ You are not required to demonstrate your English language proficiency if you fall into one of the following categories: You hold a passport from the following countries - Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the USA. You have completed at least five years of full-time study in a secondary or higher education institution where instruction was conducted in English. You are nominated for an occupation which will be performed at a diplomatic or consular mission of another country or an Office of the Authorities of Taiwan located in Australia. You are an employee of an overseas business which is coming to Australia to work for that company or their associated entity, and the position has guaranteed annual earnings of at least AUD96,400. Your occupation requires you to hold a licence, registration or membership and: To be granted that licence, registration or membership you must demonstrate a level of English language proficiency that is equivalent to or better than the level described for Short-term stream or Medium-term stream, and you have been granted that licence, registration or membership. ​ ​ What is the processing time for the various TSS 482 visa streams? ​ Short-term stream from 19 days to 40 days. Medium-term stream from 15 days to 28 days. Labour Agreement stream from 24 days to 41 days. ​ ​ Changes to the TSS 482 visa There are frequent , Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSOL), Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL). changes to the TSS 482 Visa We keep up to date with the latest changes ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Get Started

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