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Your Ultimate Guide to Making a Successful 457 Visa Application in Australia

Your Ultimate Guide to Making a Successful 457 Visa Application in Australia

Are you looking for sponsorship for Australia? Here's how to submit a successful 457 visa application for Australia sponsorship plus a free visa assessment. What is a 457 visa? The Temporary Work (Long Stay) 457 visa is an employer-sponsored visa that allows the employee to work for up to four years. It’s the most popular type of employer-sponsored visa in Australia.
Can I Work Whilst My Partner Visa is Processing

Can I Work Whilst My Partner Visa is Processing?

(Note: This post was originally published on the True Blue Migration Blog. True Blue Migration is a partner of SMG and is currently offering...
Same-Sex Partner Visas for Australia

Same-Sex Partner Visas for Australia

Couples in de facto and same-sex relationships can apply for an Australian partner visa in two stages. It's a bit tricky so check out our in-depth guide.
Free Australian Visa Assessment Plus $150 Discount on Visa Management Fees

Free Australian Visa Assessment Plus $150 Discount on Visa Management Fees

New Partnership with True Blue Migration and a Special Offer for Sydney Moving Guide Readers. I'm very happy to announce a new partnership between Sydney...
Quick Guide to Australia’s Skilled Migration Independent Visa (subclass 189)

Quick Guide to Australia’s Skilled Migration Independent Visa (subclass 189)

Disclaimer: I am not a registered migration agent. All the information that follows on the Skilled Migration Independent Visa (subclass 189) I have summarized...
Quick Guide to Australia’s Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457)

Quick Guide to Australia’s Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457)

Disclaimer: I am not a registered migration agent. All the information that follows on the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) is based on...
What You Need to Know about Australia’s Short-Term Mobility Visa

What You Need to Know about Australia’s Short-Term Mobility Visa

The Short-Term Mobility Visa is a new program aimed at easing the migration of skilled people desiring to come and work in Australia.The...
A Quick Guide to Australia's Working Holiday Visas

A Quick Guide to Australia’s Working Holiday Visas

Working holidays, as they are known, are becoming incredibly popular in Australia, and if you’ve been considering heading to the land Down Under to...
Can You Apply for a 457 Visa while on a Tourist Visa

Can You Apply for a 457 Visa while on a Tourist Visa? What about...

Applying for a 457 visa while present in Australia on an eVisitor Visa or a Working Holiday Visa Today's Email I'm planning on going to...
When Do You Need to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa? How Much Will it Cost and How Long Does it Take?

When Do You Need to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa? How Much Will...

How far in advance should you apply for a Working Holiday Visa? What's the cost? How long is it valid for once granted? Today's Email I've...
Applying for a 189 Visa While on a 457 Visa

Applying for a Permanent Residency Visa While on a Temporary Work Visa

Do you need a migration agent if you already have a Temporary Work Visa?Today's Email I moved to Sydney four months ago on a sponsored...
How to Get Your 189 Visa as an International Student in Australia

How to Get Your 189 Visa as an International Student in Australia

This is a guest post that I think it's is very relative to any international student studying in Australia that wants to stay on...
Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462 Cost and Processing Time

Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462 Cost and Processing Time

This week's Mailbox Monday post is about the cost and processing time of a Work and Holiday Visa subclass 462.Alright, let's get...
Do You Need to Get Fingerprints and an FBI Report for Everyone in Your Family? Or Only You?

Do You Need to Get Fingerprints and an FBI Report for Everyone in Your...

This week's Mailbox Monday post is about getting your FBI background check and fingerprints for a 457 visa for the whole family.It's one...
Guide to Changing to a 457 Visa from a Tourist, Working Holiday or Student Visa

Guide to Changing to a 457 Visa from a Tourist, Working Holiday or Student...

I get heaps of questions about Australian Visas every day. I'm always very reluctant to answer these questions because I'm not a registered migration...
Australian Visa Application Process

Do You Find the Australian Visa Application Process Daunting?

This is a sponsored guest post. If you are interested in contributing to SMG please read through my terms and conditions.Let’s face it, moving...
Termination While on a Sponsorship Visa in Australia

Termination While on a 457 Visa in Australia

This week's Mailbox Monday post is from someone who already moved to Sydney, then after just four months, she was terminated. Now she and...
How to Prove De Facto Status Without Being Married

How to Prove De Facto Status Without Being Married

This week's Mailbox Monday post is from someone moving to Sydney with their partner, but they do not have de facto status.Today's Question:I'm Jamaican...
Is a 457 Visa Better Than a Working Holiday Visa

Is a 457 Visa Better Than a Working Holiday Visa?

Today's Monday Mailbox question is from a young couple wanting to move to Sydney from the UK but not sure if a Working Holiday...