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.
Our previous blog dealt with whether or not you are able to buy property in Australia while you’re on a visa. But if you’re ready to start looking at purchasing property, there are a few more things you need to consider …
Studying in Australia is a great opportunity for your child to gain a quality, world class education, and experience the unique Aussie lifestyle. Despite having a population of just 23 million people, Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world – behind only the USA and the UK.
If you’re looking to migrate to Australia, but can’t apply for a skilled migration visa because you don’t have the qualifications or necessary work experience, or if you’ve been caught out by the Australian Government’s recent change to the maximum age for skilled visa applicants, consider an Australian business visa.
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.
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.
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.
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.