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It does not matter if you’re a tourist on vacation or moving to Australia permanently, everyone has to have a visa to get into the country.

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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 Short-Term...

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...

Can You Apply for a 457 Visa while on a Tourist...

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 Australia...

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

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...

How to get an overall score of 90 on the Pearson...

So, you’ve decided to move to Australia. You’re looking to start your exciting new life here, soaking in the sunshine. That’s awesome! While you do...

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

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.

Occupation Lists for Skilled Visas Including Permanent Residence Visas and the...

What is the Skilled Occupation List and why do you need to know about it? To be eligible to apply for certain Australian visas, you...

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...

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

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...

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...

Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

If you are applying for any of the following Australian visas, your occupation must be listed on the MLTSSL. Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visas ...

Are You Eligible for a Second 417 Visa?

(Note: This post was originally published on the True Blue Migration Blog. True Blue Migration is a partner of SMG and is currently offering...

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...

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 started. Today's Question: I...

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

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...

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

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 of...

Guide to Changing to a 457 Visa from a Tourist, Working...

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...

Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

If you are applying for the following visas, your occupation must be on the STSOL: Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visas Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass...

Australia’s 457 Visa Will Be Completely Removed and Replaced with the...

On April 19, 2017, 216 occupations were removed from the list of eligible occupations for a 457 visa and caveats were applied to 59...

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.