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Migration Agents in Melbourne

Melbourne Migration International and its registered migration agents are specialised to serve small and medium businesses and skilled professionals.

Our migration agents have established themselves as a market leader by providing specialised advice to small businesses who seek to sponsor workers to work in Australia:

Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne


Occupations with Inapplicability Conditions

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Some of the occupations which are eligible for employer sponsored visas are subject to “inapplicability conditions”. This means that whilst the occupations are available for employer sponsored visas, there are conditions that employers / employees need to be aware of which determine the availability of those occupations.

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Employers / Businesses : Get ready for the Skilling Australians Fund! Employees – get your employers ready!

Currently, employers who wish to sponsor skilled workers either have to pay 2% of their payroll to an industry training fund or spend at least 1% of their payroll on training their Australian employees.

One of the major upcoming changes to employer sponsored and skilled visas affects these training benchmark requirements.  As of March 2018, business sponsors will no longer be required to meet those training benchmark requirements. Instead, they will be replaced by the requirement to make financial contributions (for each overseas employee who is sponsored) to a newly created Skilling Australians Fund.

How will your business be affected by the new regulations?

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For more information regarding the current 457 training benchmarks and the upcoming changes, please contact our experienced migration agents.

The importance of compliance with 457 sponsorship obligations

Our migration agents in Melbourne have been asked recently about subclass 457 sponsorship obligations.

As an approved standard business sponsor for subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa applicants, each employer must comply with various sponsorship obligations. Their obligations generally remain as long as there is a 457 visa holder in their employment and in some cases throughout the businesses’ approval validity period.

The sponsorship obligations framework is implemented to ensure that the sponsored visa holders are not exploited and working conditions meet the standards that would apply to Australians performing the same work at the same location.

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Seeking Business Visas in Australia? Contact our migration agent now.

Occupation Ceilings for 2017-18 Year Released

The Immigration Department has finally released the occupation ceilings for the 2017-18 Program Year. An occupation ceiling is a limit on the amount of invitations that can be issued through SkillSelect each year. The size and composition is set every year depending on the Australian Government’s Budget process.

An occupation ceiling is applicable to:

  • Skilled independent visas
  • Skilled regional sponsored visas
  • Skilled or business state or territory sponsored visas

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For further timely advice on your migration plan, please contact Migration Agent Melbourne now.

Do you know that 457 sponsors can apply to become an ‘Accredited Sponsor’?

This update is provided by our migration agents in Melbourne.

The requirements for sponsorship accreditation approval have been relaxed to accommodate low risk sponsors who only use the 457 program occasionally, and sponsorship accreditation is therefore no longer only suitable or attractive only for large volume sponsors.

The benefits of accredited sponsorship are:

  • The sponsorship approval will be valid for six years
  • The sponsor will receive priority processing on all visa and nomination applications
  • The sponsor will also receive streamlined processing for the vast majority of occupations if salary criteria are met and the occupation has an ANZSCO skill level of 1 or 2 on the basis that these are “low risk” nominations. This enables the sponsor to obtain approval of their nominations quickly

There are currently 4 categories of accredited sponsor, each with different eligibility criteria.

Find out more about the categories and the and the eligibility criteria in our migration agent Melbourne news section.

Want to sponsor employees for your business? Our migration agents in Melbourne are happy to help: migration agent Melbourne