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Is it possible to salvage a visa application for employer-sponsored employment after the original nomination has been refused, simply by lodging a new nomination of the proposed position?

Can lodging a new nomination enliven the Tribunal’s jurisdiction to hear an application for review of a decision by the Department to refuse the visa application?

Is this a way of solving a situation where no application has been made to the Tribunal for merits review of the refusal of the nomination of the position?

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The Subclass 457 Visa enables an international skilled worker to travel to Australia to work in their nominated field, with their approved sponsor, for up to four years. This temporary work skilled visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business up to: 

  • Four years after the visa is granted, if the occupation is listed on the combined list of eligible skilled occupations (or this period is required due to international trade obligations) or
  • Two years after the visa is granted, if the occupation is not listed on the MLTSSL.
 
The applicant must be sponsored by an approved business which cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. The applicant can be in or outside Australia when lodging their application.
 
When applying for this visa, applicants must also provide evidence that they’ve made appropriate arrangements for health insurance in Australia for the duration of the visa processing period, and for the duration of the visa, once it has been granted. 

If you have clients who are applying for 457 Visa, Bupa’s Overseas Visitors Cover meet Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) health insurance requirements and also include the following benefits:   

  • 100% Australian Government Visa compliant
  • Instant health insurance letter granted
  • Access to private and public hospitals
  • Starting from $3.61* per day#  

If you would like to learn more about the covers available for your clients applying for 457 Visa or, if you have any question relating to any of our products, please contact your Bupa representative. Not yet registered with Bupa? Click this link to register.

Please note: As of 18th April 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton (the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection) jointly announced that the 457 Visa would be abolished in March 2018 and will be replaced with a completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which will support businesses in Australia that are experiencing genuine skill shortages, as well as prioritise Australian workers. The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years.  
 
*daily price includes GST and is based on Essential Visitors Cover for a single person based on an annual purchase. This price may increase year on year. 
#please click here to view full terms and conditions, including exclusions and limits that apply. 
 
This post was supplied by Bupa HI Pty Ltd (and its related entities) makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the recommendations or assessments and is not liable for any loss or damage you suffer arising out of the use of or reliance on the information, except that which cannot be excluded by law.
 
 
 
 
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Just how important is it for Registered Migration Agents to keep records concerning their communications with the Department, whether by email or by post?

Especially when the communication in question is intended to notify the Department of a change in the agent’s contact details for the purposes of receiving notification of a decision to refuse a visa application.

The lesson is illustrated by a case that was recently decided in the Federal Court, Bui v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2017) FCA 714 (23 June 2017).

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Dear Colleagues,

I want to invite you to come to the MA conference which is being held at  Westpac- The Arena, Level 1, Tower 2, Barangaroo, Sydney 2000 on 21 July 2017.

I have negotiated a special deal for all of  my regular CPD attendees ( all 40 of you) to pay $1 for 3 CPD Conference points.

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Back in April 2017, Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced that the 457 visa will be replaced with a new visa program to put ‘Australians first’. As you are aware of the recent changes from 1st July, here at Labour Support Group, we aim to address this question that has been frequently asked by many migration agents and lawyers.

Question: Based on the new Occupation List, which are the more popular occupations with the highest success rate?

Answer: Each case is unique even if it is for the same position; a Motor Mechanic in an automotive workshop and a Motor Mechanic in a bakery can be of the same position but because of their environment, the supporting evidence will be very different. The success of the application is largely dependent on the supporting evidences that are submitted together. These evidences can include, but are not limited to:

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