Changes moderate to the skilled visas by the Federal Government last year are due to take impact in the month of March.


The government, last year promulgate it was axing the temporary employer-sponsored 457 visa which will now be fungible by two new Temporary Skill Shortage visas sometime pending this.


The TSS visa will be receivable in two streams – short term and medium term.


Short term visas will be appeared for two years, while medium-term visas will be appeared for up to four years. A two-year work expensive and market salary rate assessment will be compulsory, besides tightened English language requirements for the intermediate term stream. The short-term stream of the visa will not endow a pathway to permanent residency.


Many believe the compulsory work experience will alienate many international students from the naturalization who were earlier able to apply for 457 visas.


Another uniformly critical change is being made with RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) and ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) which will now, between other things, require potential visas occupier to have a three-year relevant experimentation in the field they are being sponsored to work into.


The Department of Home Affairs permanent during a recent seminar of migration professionals that changes to RSMS visa will be dominant sometime in March.


A migration agent who pay attention the seminar told media that the department officials said there were “very high” number of visa experiment that involved fraudulent Instrument in both RSMS and Employer Nomination Scheme visas.


The FEED and Fairfax Media examination blew the lid off a visa scam involving RSMS visas wherein many visa petitioner had paid up to $50,000 for jobs leading to durable residency through RSMS visas.


The list of occupations readily available for these visas was roundly pruned in April last year when the government promulgate the skilled visa reforms.


The Department hopes the implementing of these changes will help reduce illustration of fraud in sponsored skilled visas.



Mr Bajwa says these changes may push new students towards areas territorial areas, such as Tasmania and Northern Territory.


“These are the collocation that give precedence to former students who have deliberate there in state nominations.”


Sponsored skilled visas will also be respect to a new training levy of up to $5,000 which the domination is hoping to implement in March. The provision pertaining to that is before parliament.


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