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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

    • 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"

    • How does the Coronavirus (Covid-19) impact your Australian visa?

      As we reestablished our businesses as a home office, we must not neglect the longevity of our talented employees. Despite the help package to Australian businesses, a valid Australian visa is still a firm requirement which isn't going away soon. There are a few changes to the migration & visa landscape which should be considered now to ensure you are covered for the medium and longer-term. Visa application processing time At this point, the Department Of Home Affairs ('The Department') will still process all visa applications, including sponsorship, nomination and work visa. We believe processing time will take longer than usual as government case officers might also be impacted by Covid-19 and its collateral effect. At this point, we strongly suggest securing enough time to allow your next visa to be processed and granted. Travelling outside Australia How does Covid-19 impact your travel plans? Conferences are mainly cancelled or moved online, but visiting a remote office or attending customer meetings might be a challenge. Currently, there are still options to fly out of Australia. Bear in mind that many countries around the world won't allow foreigners into the country. But if you are lucky to find your way in, you would mostly be required to stay in quarantine for at least 14 days. On top of that, an additional 14 days await when you are back in Australia. Visiting Australia Often we invite visitors, business visitors, customers or partners to Australia. People who wish to travel into Australia on a visitor visa can still apply for a visitor visa. However, due to the new policy which only permits Australian PR holders or Citizens to arrive into the country, foreigners can't enter at the moment. An exemption exists for immediate family members. If you are an employee who is currently holding a temporary work visa (457, TSS 482, 408 or 400) which is about to expire within the next two months, you should apply immediately for your next visa Future changes to professions in demand The Department continually reviews the occupations in demand and updates the work visa eligibility lists to fill market gaps. We estimate that the big wave of unemployment, due to Covid-19's impact on the economy, will have a strong effect on the occupation lists. As a result, many of them will be taken off these lists. If your occupation is in demand now, we strongly suggest you act quickly and apply for your next relevant work visa or permanent visa. What is relevant nowadays may no longer be relevant very soon. Employers seeking to sponsor overseas talent Due to the current situation, new overseas talent can't arrive in Australia. It is an excellent opportunity to check the local market for locals and skilled overseas employees who are already in Australia. Many of them are holding a Post Graduate/Working Holiday or Work and Holiday visas with full work rights! Employees on working visa If you are an employee who is currently holding a temporary work visa (457, TSS 482, 408 or 400) which is about to expire within the next two months, you should apply immediately for your next visa. If your visa expires while you are in Australia, you might become unlawful and suffer immediate serious consequences which will block your ability to return to Australia in the future. Student employees - can now work 40 hours If your employee is holding a student visa, he might be available to increase his working hours. If his academic institution decided to send him for his leave earlier than expected, he has full work rights until the next term begins. Strategies for staying in Australia permanently Permanent Resident - Skilled The Department is still looking for skilled migrants. If you are one and already located in Australia, you are lucky! The Department invites skilled applicants to apply for several Permanent Resident (PR) visas. The current General Skilled Migrant (GSM) pathway allows either an independent PR visa or a State Nomination PR visa (depending on the occupation you are holding). Partner visa If you are in a De Facto relationship with an Australian PR visa holder or an Australian citizen, you might be eligible to apply for an Onshore Partner visa. We believe the partner visa isn't going away anytime soon and is still one of the safest ways which will lead to staying in Australia permanently. We can help identify if you are eligible to apply and support your visa pathway. New students - high risk The Covid-19 caused the local education providers to change their conventional systems and offer online studies or bring forward their school break earlier than expected. At the moment, it is unclear whether new students can enrol for the next term or not. Exemptions to visa holders due to Covid-19 If you have restricting conditions on your current visa like 'No further stay' (includes 8503, 8534 and 8535), this means you can't apply for most other visas before you leave Australia. Or if you have condition 8558 (Non-resident cannot stay for more than 12 months in any 18 months period), you will need to apply for a new visa that suits your new needs. The Department will consider waiving some of these restrictions on a case by case. When dealing with The Department, an experienced migration agent will take you a long way. We can help you apply for a waiver and keep you lawful in Australia. LifeinAus are the experts in work visas and innovative legal pathways to staying in Australia permanently. Moran Shultz, Founder of LifeinAus helped many companies retain their valuable talent in Australia and helped many individuals find their permanent life in Aus.

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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!

    • GSM Skilled Migration | LifeinAus

      The GSM visa is relevant for experienced, skilled migrants who holds an occupation in demand in Australia and together with the members of their family unit, would like to live, work or study in Australia permanently. ​ Three subclasses can be found under the GSM category: ​ ​ Skilled Independent visa - subclass 189 Skilled Regional sponsored visa - subclass 489 Skilled Nominated visa - subclass 190 ​ ​ ​ ​ Let us submit your GSM Visa GSM - General Skilled Migration Before applying for any of the visas under the GSM category, you must apply via SkillSelect and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI). Learn more about GSM Sounds complicated? Experts ​ Years of experience, achieving successful GSM Visa & Skills Assessment results Innovative ​ Dealing with complex profiles requires creative thinkings to achieve positive results Decision Ready ​ We only submit applications which are highly likely to grant you a visa. ​ ​ Easy ​ We take all the headache away, and accurately guide you thorough the process I doubt we would have achieved this so easily on our own. Thanks Moran for being both effective and efficient in helping us secure our visas. Maddie Brasier, Research Assistant Our work method has proven itself over the years and achieved over 98% success rate for our customers ! Get the maximum points Risk free skills assessment Submit now before it is too late It is a points based system. The more points you have the more likely you'll be invited to submit your visa application. We are experienced with all the ways you can get extra points and we'll guide you through maximising your options. Skills assessment requires bespoke documents which can be interpreted in different ways. We'll construct your documents in a way which awarded positive skills assessment quickly in the past and achieved the most positive outcome. The list of occupations in demand often changes and professions are being removed all the time. We submit your application on the 1st eligibility day to minimise the risk of your profession being removed from the list. Let us submit your GSM Visa Shira, Research Coordinator A significant appreciation to Moran Shultz for all her hard work and support in helping us get our PR! Her knowledge and understanding of the Migration law and processes took all the stress out. Ali, IT Engineer I must say they are utterly professional, super fast, updated about the recent migration change in laws. Highly recommended to anyone who value his money and time. Keren, Midwife Skilled, compassionate, fast response and great contacts, LifeinAus was invaluable help with a challenging family situation in the past year. Ever grateful!

    • Life in Aus - Australian Visa | About us

      ABOUT US At LifeinAus we believe that top quality migration services should be available to everyone. We aim to provide certainty in the ever-changing landscape of Australian migration. We are a customer-centric agency, super focused on delivering the best outcomes for both individuals and businesses, providing full transparency along the process. Forming a lean team of specialists, working together to provide the best outcome for our customers while offering highly competitive rates. We distinguish ourselves by taking a holistic approach to migration, covering all stages of the visa application and providing step by step guidance through the migration to Australia. MORAN SHULTZ Moran, the founder of LifeinAus, A lawyer and an Australian registered migration agent, has strong legal background which allows her to offer Innovative and practical solutions for her clients. ​ Moran established her agency on Customer obsession, Reliability and Transparency. She insists on being personally available for all her customers within 24 hours. ​ Highest success rate in the industry is achieved through true passion, constant learning and a great network across the industry. Contact Moran Recently got services from LifeinAus, I must say they are utterly professional, super fast, updated about the recent migration change in laws so that you receive proper advice. ​ In fact in my case, the migration agent went an extra mile beyond my expectations to expedite my case and visa was granted because of her expert advise and timely sending the required documents. ​ Highly recommended to anyone who value his money and time, I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Ali Bachlani, IT Engineer OUR PARTNERS

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