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Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Solicitor specialising in corporate immigration.Registered Migration AgentSpecialities: Migration Law, Employer Compliance in Immigration, Business Stream Visas, Family and Partner Visas, CPD Training.

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Our readers will be pleased to know that Engineers Australia as well as the Australian Computer Society will be presenting to Registered Migration Agents on 21 July 2020.

Skills Assessment often plays a crucial part in the migration outcome.  With a number of different skills assessing bodies applying their own criteria towards determining a positive outcome, the task of securing a positive skill assessment can be somewhat cumbersome.

Why is there a need for a skills assessment?

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The following updated information has been released by the Australian Borderfoce relating to travellers wishing to LEAVE Australia.

Non-citizens

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Australia, including state and territory border restrictions, business closures and social distancing requirements, international visitors are encouraged to return home when possible to do so.

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As most of our readers are aware, Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community. Very limited flights are currently available to and from Australia and you may not be able to travel at this time. 

All travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel, in their port of arrival. A traveller, Australian or otherwise may be required to pay for the costs of the quarantine. Quarantine is managed by relevant States and Territories therefore travellers are encouraged to contact their relevant State or Territory for specific instructions.

Travel restrictions

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The Australian Government has suspended processing of ETA visas until further notice. The ETA page used to make an application displays the following message

“Important notice
Strict travel restrictions are in place for all countries due to COVID 19. You should not apply for any visa until checking the latest information”

This visa is designed to allow a streamlined pathway for individuals from the following countries to enter and remain in Australia for up to three months per stay:

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The Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 visa) (‘ENS’) is designed to enable Australian businesses to find skills overseas for the purposes of filling permanent, full time, skilled positions in their business.  This framework works alongside temporary visa solutions such as Labour Agreement facilities, RSMS(The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187 visa – transitional arrangements) and others, to assist the skills/ labour shortage in Australia

Ove recent months it has become harder for employers to nominate their employees for permanent residency.  The Department of Home Affairs is places greater scrutiny on certain applications depending on the industry, the number of years the business has been operating and the number of employees is being employed by the business

When applying for ENS, it is important to consider the following factors:

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