I am an Australian permanent resident - can I bring my parents to Australia?

I am an Australian permanent resident - can I bring my parents to Australia?

If you are an Australian permanent resident you may be able to bring your parents to Australia under either a permanent residency (PR) visa or a longer temporary visa of up to two years. The government has also announced that it will introduce a new temporary visa that may allow a parent of a permanent resident to live in Australia for up to five years. This visa is expected to be introduced later this year.

I have a South African antenuptial agreement, will it work now I'm living in Australia?

I have a South African antenuptial agreement, will it work now I'm living in Australia?

The minute you land in Australia, you’re bound by Australian law, regardless of whether you are a citizen or permanent resident here. In a divorce, either partner can make a claim over the assets of the marriage, and Australian courts don't have to enforce a foreign antenuptial agreement if you're living in Australia. 

What is involved in the skills assessment for Australian visas?

What is involved in the skills assessment for Australian visas?

Once you are invited to apply for a skilled migration visa, you will need to attach evidence that you have completed a skills assessment in your chosen occupation. It is up to you to arrange and complete the relevant skills assessment for your skilled visa application. The skills assessment for Australian visas can be complex and take some time to complete. It is required that you complete the skills assessment before you submit an Expression of Interest.

What is a 457 sponsorship visa and what are the recent changes everyone is talking about?

What is a 457 sponsorship visa and what are the recent changes everyone is talking about?

On 18 April, 2017, the Australian government announced that it was abolishing the Temporary Work (Skilled) (457) visa (also known as the 457 sponsorship visa) and replacing it with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. While this is still essentially an Australian work permit, the objective of these changes is to give Australian workers priority for jobs over people from overseas.

As a teacher, how do I apply for an Australian skills visa?

As a teacher, how do I apply for an Australian skills visa?

In Australia, teachers, especially secondary school teachers, are some of the most highly sought-after skilled professionals. If you’re a teacher, you should consider applying for an Australian skills visa, which will allow you to live and work in Australia, and receive all the benefits of an Australian permanent resident. But before you can apply for your visa, you’ll have to have your teaching qualifications and skills assessed.