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  • Global Talent visa can change your life!

    How can a Global 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 Global 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 Global 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 Global 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 Global Talent visa, we are happy to support you with your application and start the process which would change your life. Contact us today

  • Your employee is a keeper!

    Covid 19 closed Australian borders and also kept the vast global talent pool out of reach for Australian employers who benefitted from them in the pre-Covid era via a temporary visa. As an employer, you might have a few employees on a work visa, but as time goes by, you must find a pathway to keep them in Australia. How did Covid affect your employees? Before Covid 19, many sponsored migrants relied on the General Skilled Migrant (GSM) pathway to pursue and secure their permanent residency in Australia. This means that after approximately 1-3 years on a temporary visa, they would have applied for the GSM visa and granted their permanent residency. Unfortunately, Covid 19 reshuffled the Department of Home Affairs priorities and GSM has dropped to the bottom of the list. Your employee cannot rely on the GSM visa anymore and must find other options to get his permanent residency to remain in Australia. A stress-less employee is an effective employee Keep in mind that if your employee leaves, you would need to source, recruit and train new staff, which will be more challenging due to the lack of new talent coming to Australia. This will cause a significant expense for the business. You want your employee to focus on his work and not on his visa status. It has been proven that supporting your employee will increase his loyalty, engagement and will reduce retention in the business overall. How can you keep your employees in Australia? Fortunately, the Department kept a few pathways for these employees via a temporary or permanent employer nomination visa. The most suitable pathway must be tailored to your employee based on his occupation, qualifications, skills, experience and his current visa. Over the years, LifeinAus helped many companies keep their talent in house. Book your consultation with Moran Shultz, CEO of LifeinAus – Migration Service, and find out how to keep your dearest employees close to you. 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), Global 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 Google reviews BUSINESS VISA Business Sponsorship & Nomination SBS · Nomination · TSS 482 Visa For employers who wish to sponsor a foreign employee in nominated position. 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 employers who wish to transition their sponsored employee to Permanent Resident visa. ​ 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 business who wish to bring an overseas employee and for a short term. ​ 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 skilled experienced individual who wish to live and work in Australia 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 family members (partners, De Facto, Parents or Children) of Australian Permanent Resident , Citizen or eligible New Zealand Citizen. ​ Granting a Permanent Resident visa with full social security and Medical entitlements. Business Investor Visa 188 Visa · 888 Visa · Innovation · Entrepreneur · Investor For investors who wish to own and manage a business in Australia, conduct business or undertake entrepreneurial activity in Australia. ​ Leading to a Permanent Resident visa with full social security and medical entitlements. Get a Quote Trusted by To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. "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 Google reviews 5 out of 5 on Facebook reviews Start now Submit We'll be in touch soon!

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  • Student Visa (subclass 500) | Life in Aus

    Student Visa (subclass 500) What is Australian student visa? ​ A student visa in Australia will enable you to study in a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas for Overseas Students) registered course on a full-time basis in a registered institution. As student visa holder, you and your dependent family members have permission to work in Australia. However, work conditions will be applied to your student visa. ​ ​ What are the requirements for an Australian student visa? ​ To be eligible to apply for the student visa you must meet the following key requirements: Be at least 6 years old Have an Australian institution accepted you to study Hold a health cover ​ ​ Which documents are required to apply for a Student visa? ​ The Student visa document’s checklist is specific to each applicant and depends on the country of passport and education provider. These checklists are updated twice a year and so must ensure that the most updated list is being used. ​ ​ Further eligibility criteria to apply for a student visa ​ You must be accepted to a full-time study at an educational institution in Australia. ​ In case you are younger than 18 years old, there must be appropriate welfare arrangement for the duration of your stay as a student in Australia. ​ 1. Enrolment Requirement ​ You must enrol in the course of study that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas for Overseas Students (CRICOS). There are limited options for exceptions. ​ If you are applying from outside Australia, you must include a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for each intended course of study with your visa application (a letter of offer from your education provider will not be accepted). ​ You must make sure all the CoE codes are mentioned on the application form for the courses to be included in your application. ​ You won’t need to add a CoE to your application in the following situations: ​ If you are sponsored by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – you must provide a letter of support If you are sponsored by the Australian Department of Defence – you must provide a letter of support If you are a secondary exchange student – you must provide an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES) form If you are a postgraduate research student required to remain in Australia for marking of your thesis – you must provide a letter from your education provider ​ If you are applying for a student visa from Australia, you can apply with one or more Letters of Offer, but for your visa to be granted you must provide the CoE. ​ 2. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement ​ You must proof you hold a genuine intention to study temporarily. This requirement is an integrity measure to ensure you won’t maintain ongoing residency in Australia. A personal statement in English addressing this requirement must be attached to the application. As part of the GTE, some of the following criteria will be checked - your country of residence circumstances, your potential circumstances in Australia, the course’s value to your future, your immigration history, etc. The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants. ​​ 3. English Language Requirements ​ Some of the student visa application streams need to be supported by English language skills. In case you are required to provide English exam evidence but don’t do it, this can cause your application to be refused ​ The test must have been taken not more than two years before you apply. ​ This table provides the minimum score you must obtain for a Student visa application: 4. Financial capacity Requirement For some of the student visa streams, you are required to attach evidence of financial capability to support your application. You must show your ability to access funds to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs for yourself and each of your accompanying family members while you are in Australia. ​ If demonstrating the financial capacity is required by your visa type, the financial evidence must be attached to the visa application form or your application could be refused. ​ Please be aware that student application streams who don’t have the financial capacity requirements, can still be asked to provide it by Department of Home Affairs during the application process. ​ If you are a secondary exchange student stream, you should provide a completed Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES) form as evidence of meeting the financial capacity requirement. ​ If you are sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence you should provide a letter of support as your financial evidence. The letter won’t cover accompanying family members, and you will have to provide evidence of financial capacity for them. ​ ​ What can be counted as evidence of financial capacity? ​ Evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course and schooling costs (for school-aged dependants) for you and your accompanying family members Evidence that you meet the annual income requirement – either using personal / your parent / your de facto / spouse funds An Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students (AASES) form (secondary exchange students only) A letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence. Student visa subsequent entrant - financial capacity requirements A family member who applies after the primary applicant has been granted their visa must also provide documentary evidence for financial capacity. This must be one of the options mentioned above. ​ 5. Health Requirement and Health cover As part of the health requirements, you might need to take a medical examination. You must hold an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance in Australia while being in Australia. ​ 6. Character Requirement ​ Every applicant for any visa to Australia will be assessed against the character requirement and must demonstrate good character. You must answer all the questions on the application form regarding your character as accurate as possible and declare any pending or previous character issues. ​ 7. Pre-Qualifying visas ​ To be eligible for applying to a student visa from Australia, you must hold a temporary substantive visa (which is any visa other than a bridging visa, criminal justice or enforcement visa, which allows the holder to remain temporarily in Australia) and should not hold the following visas: ​ ​ Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa (subclass 426) Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or consular) stream Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) - primary visa holder only. This means a family member of a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) can apply for a Student visa in Australia. Transit visa (subclass 771) Visitor visa (subclass 600) in the Sponsored Family stream or in the Approved Destination Status stream. ​ In limited circumstances, if your student visa has expired within the last 28 days, you might be able to apply for your new student visa in Australia. ​ Please be aware that you can use this benefit once only! ​ 8. Adding family members to join your student visa ​ Your family members can join you when applying for your student visa application (combined application) or apply to join you later once you already hold the student visa provided you declared about them in your student visa application, or they became a family member after the grant of your student visa (such as a newborn baby). You must have funds to support yourself and all accompanying family members already in Australia as well as those included in the current application. ​ 9. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) ​ ​ You can apply to study in ELICOS Australia. If you intend to study standalone ELICOS for more than 12 months, you should provide lots of information with your application showing how you meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement. ​ There is flexibility to extend the length of ELICOS where it is needed. This will be determined on a case by case basis. ​ ​ What is the processing time for the various student visa streams? ​ Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector 25 days to 48 days Postgraduate Research Sector 49 days to 74 days Non-Award Sector 6 days to 22 days School Sector 43 days to 77 days Independent ELICOS Sector 37 days to 68 days Vocational Education and Training Sector 61 days to 82 days High School Sector 25 days to 46 days ​ ​ Changes to Student Visa 500 We keep up to date with the latest changes to the Student Visa and publish them on our Blog . ​ ​ Get Started

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