GLOMO Blog: Immigration Law, Australian Visa Tips & Advice
Aug 06

Skilling Australians Fund to be Implemented “some time his quarter”

By admin | Australian Visas , Immigration Law , TSS Visa

If you were thinking of making a TSS employer-sponsored visa application, get your Nomination application in asap, before you have to make the new compulsory contribution of $4,800-$7,200 to the Skilling Australians Fund.

The Department of Home Affairs is…in the final stages of preparing for implementation of Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) changes in this quarter of 2018, with the exact implementation date impacted by legislative and systems release processes and timeframes.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/newsletters/august-2018

Update: commencement date of SAF to be 12 August 2018

 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L01092/Download

Jul 19

TSS Service Standard Blows Out

By admin | Australian Visas , Immigration Law , Service Standard , TSS Visa

Immigration’s “Service Standards” (ie expected processing time) for TSS visas have just blown out to 57-64 days for the short-term stream, and 55-63 days for the medium-term stream.

As the backlog increases, we might expect those service standards to start approaching those of the 457 visa they have replaced, currently at 13-14 months.

What Can You Do?

Always try to lodge “decision ready” applications – applications that have all evidence attached. When documents are missing, this tends to delay processing.

If you are regularly lodging TSS applications, consider applying for sponsorship accreditation, which allows for priority processing of only a few days.

Where you can point to compelling grounds, it might be possible to get priority processing without being an accredited sponsor.

Finally, consider whether another visa subclass with a shorter processing time might be appropriate – for example, a subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa.

Apr 16

Expert Tips on Getting Australian Business and Skilled Visas [Sri Lankan TV’s Interview with Ariel Brott]

By admin | Australian Visas , Immigration Law

Our Principal Lawyer recently appeared on Sri Lankan TV, where he was interviewed about visitor visas, skilled visas, business (188 and 888) visas and employer-sponsored visas including the new subclass 482 TSS visa.

This is the third and last part of a 3-part interview series. You can check out the rest here:

Watch the full interview here.

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Mar 27

Australian TSS Visa or Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Explained [Sri Lankan TV’s Interview with Ariel Brott]

By admin | Australian Visas , Immigration Law

Our Principal Lawyer recently appeared on Sri Lankan TV, where he was interviewed about visitor visas, skilled visas, business (188 and 888) visas and employer-sponsored visas including the new subclass 482 TSS visa.

This is the second part of a 3-part interview series. You can check out the rest here:

Watch the full interview here.

Continue reading