Sunday, August 31, 2014 Neo Phoenix Pty Ltd

Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency / Migration Visa Changes

Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency / Migration Visa Changes

On 9 March 2012, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP announced changes to the Permanent Employer-Sponsored visa program to be implemented from 1st July 2012.

These changes will impact the following current visa types:

•Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
•Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
•Labour Agreements program.

Following a a comprehensive review, the reforms include:

• collapsing the existing visa subclasses from six to two. This will be achieved by:

  • removing the existing distinctions between in and outside Australia
  • replacing the permanent labour agreement visa with streams in the ENS and RSMS

 

• introducing a streamlined and simplified pathway to permanent residence for eligible Temporary Business (Long Stay) subclass 457 visa holders

•raising the upper age limit to less than 50 years

•changes to key visa criteria including English language and skill requirements

•introducing one consolidated sponsored occupation list to replace the 457 occupation list, the Employer Nomination Skilled Occupation List (ENSOL) and the State and Territory Sponsored Occupation List (StatSOL)

•strategically refocussing the regional certifying body (RCB) network to the Direct Entry stream of RSMS

•integrating the new ENS and RSMS visas with the skilled migrant selection model—SkillSelect, which will be launched on 1 July 2012.

A New ENS / RSMS Visa Structure

The current employer-sponsored visa classes and subclasses will be replaced with two new visas:

•Employer Nomination (Class EN) Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
•Regional Employer Nomination (Class RN) Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187).

Within each of these visa subclasses there will be three streams:

•The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for their employer for at least the last two years and the employer wants to offer them a permanent position in that same occupation.

•The Direct Entry stream is for applicants who are untested in the Australian labour market and have not held a subclass 457 for at least the last two years or are applying directly from outside Australia.

•The Agreement stream is for applicants who are being sponsored by an employer through a highly scrutinised and negotiated labour agreement or regional migration agreement.


An employer or visa applicant will need to meet the requirements of the particular stream.

Testimonials

  • lily

     

    Tsigerda and I utilized My Australian visa services first in August 2012...
    Read more...
  • mario_sabina

     

    Dear Andre,

    Thank you very much for your hard work, patie...

    Read more...
  • prem

     

    Hi Andre,

    I am really grateful for the guidance through the proces...

    Read more...
  • vimbai

    When I first contacted My Australian Visa I was in a hopeless position. I was al...

    Read more...
  • smail

     

    I would like to extend our sincerest thanks for all your hard work and p...

    Read more...
  • shahid

    I would like to thank Andre and My Australian Visa Team for your help and...

    Read more...
  • sandra_fawcett

     Hello,

    Glad I spoke to you today it was a bit broken ...
    Read more...
  • sandra_pluzaric

     

    We are thankful to Andre and his team for successful wo...
    Read more...
  • marie_3
    Dear Mr. Andre Congiu,

    I would like to take this opportunity of th...

    Read more...
  • sam

    A first and foremost sincere thank you to everyone who assisted in my application for ...

    Read more...
  • punnen

     

     

     I lodged my 176 State Sponsored visa throu...

    Read more...
  • naomi

     

    Dear Andre,

    Naomi and myself would like to thank you for ...

    Read more...
  • mehmet

    I find My Australian Visa.com via internet search and arranged a meeting on the ...

    Read more...
  • marco

     

    Dear Andre,

    Months ago and with little hope, we began toget...

    Read more...
  • manu

    After such a long processing time I would like to thank you for your assistance in g...

    Read more...
  • manasa

    I was searching for an immigration lawyer and a friend advised me to visit myaus...

    Read more...
  • lutfi

     Thanks to Andre and MyAustralianVisa.com.au finally my working visa (457) ha...

    Read more...
  • kelly

    I would highly recommend the services of My Australian Visa migration lawyers and ...

    Read more...
  • julian

    My name is Julian. I have been in Australia 2.5 years and I just got my 457 subc...

    Read more...
  • dorothea

    We found My Australian Visa.com on the website deutscheinmelbourne.com.au wh...

    Read more...
  • benHello Andre.

    I would just like to thank you and the team for all your hard work in proc...

    Read more...
  • anu

     

    It is my privilege to recommend Andre Congiu and Teresa Morfuni as excellent...

    Read more...
  • amy_g

    Dear My Australian Visa Team!

    I just wanted to say the biggest thank you f...

    Read more...
  • aife

     I cannot thank Andre and the team at My Australian Visa enough for assisting i...

    Read more...
  • keppler

    A huge big THANK YOU to all at My Australian Visa.com and especially

     ...

    Read more...
  • philipp2I found myaustralianvisa.com by searching immigration websites on Google and I wa...
    Read more...
  • tarryn

    I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Mr Andre Congiu and the My Aus...

    Read more...
  • danielm

     My Australian Visa helped me with the process of getting a Prospective M...

    Read more...
  • yulia

    Hi Andre, We always knew that finding someone to assist us with our visa  cou...

    Read more...
  • ninamc

    Dear Andre and the team of My Australian Visa, My husband and I would like to ex...

    Read more...

Affordable Migration Advice

To receive a professional visa eligibility assessment and written advice:

  • step1
  • step2
  • step3
  • step4
  • step5

mia_logo

migrationagent

migrationagent

Law Institute of Victoria
   Andre Congiu
   Teresa Morfuni

Member of Migration Alliance

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter



Quick contact

Full Name (*)
Invalid Input
Email (*)
Invalid Input
Message (*)
Invalid Input
Security code Security code
Refresh
Invalid Input

Skype-me

Login Form