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November 16, 2017

Changes to the Australian Immigration framework

CLIENT ALERT With Australian immigration policy remaining a hot topic on the agenda of the government, businesses and community groups alike, the Australian government has once again released numerous changes to the Australian Immigration framework. These changes include: The announcement […]
October 27, 2017

New Requirements for Australian Citizenship & Skilling Australians Fund

After months of debacle and the Immigration Department sitting on over 81,000 Citizenship applications without a decision since April, the Senate has finally defeated Minister Dutton’s Citizenship Bill by given the green light for applications to be processed under the […]
October 15, 2017
skilled Visa

Skilled Visa 2017-18 – Immigration Changes Overview

Time and time again the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) remind us that ‘The only constant is change.’ That said, with each change, we remind our clients that there can be solutions! Since April 2017, we have worked […]
July 6, 2017
Our History Gilton Valeo Lawyers

Immigration changes effective 1 July 2017

Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visas As previously outlined in earlier client alerts, the following changes from 1 July 2017 have come into effect: Occupations lists have been revised based on advice from the Department of Employment English language requirements: […]
May 25, 2017
Death Knell for subclass 457 visa

Immigration Insights | Death knell of the subclass 457 visa

Ode to the subclass 457 visa For most of my professional career, I have worked intimately with the subclass 457 visa throughout its various permutations such as the abolition of key activity and non-key activity requirements, the introduction of ASCO […]
May 11, 2017
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Budget 2017-18 | Immigration Changes Overview

The 2017-18 budget handed down on 10 May 2017 has included the following elements which impact the immigration program: Visa Application Charge (VAC) increases Visa application charges will increase on 1 July 2017. Most VAC fees are increasing by 2% […]
April 18, 2017
Sydney Immigration Lawyers

Abolishment of 457 VISAS and Reforms to the Permanent Employer Sponsored Skilled Migration Programme

Whilst there might be some valid reasoning behind the recent changes to the ‘work visa’, the manner in which this has been communicated to the industry and to the public leaves much confusion, anger and hopelessness to many talented candidates […]
November 17, 2016
The Gilton Valeo Approach

Summary of the immigration changes effective from 19 November 2016

Remember there are changes which might affect you coming into effect on 19 November 2016 This is just a reminder that there are changes to immigration law and policy which will come into effect this Saturday, 19 November 2016. A […]
November 11, 2016
Careers at Gilton Valeo Sydney

November 2016 Changes to Immigration

The immigration department has recently given advance notification of forthcoming changes to immigration law and policy. Subclass 457 changes – Changes from 19 November 2016 Condition 8107 When a subclass 457 visa is granted, the visa holder is automatically subject […]