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Australia’s 457 Visa Regulations Change

How the new law affects applicants: • In future the subclass 457 visa holders must obtain mandatory licencing or registration within strict time limits, and must notify the immigration department if their registration or licencing ceases.• Under this law the terms and conditions of employment of subclass 457, visa holders employed by a business, must be equal to those in …

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Top Tips for Importing your Dog or Cat into South Africa

1. Does My Pet Need an Import Permit A veterinary import permit is needed to import Dogs & Cats into South Africa. • Non - quarantine import permit - valid for 6 months• Quarantine import permit - valid for +/- 10 days 2. Must My Pet Go Into Quarantine? • CATS: Cats are not routinely quarantined on arrival in South Africa. The cat must however have a valid import p…

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Net Migration Soars to Record Heights in New Zealand

The report, published by New Zealand News Corporation, delivered results indicating that China was the largest source country at 17 percent of incoming migrants, followed closely by India at 16 percent and then the UK at 11 percent. The proportion of skilled migrants from India has grown steadily by 15 percent since 2005/2006, while UK numbers slumped by 29 percent in tha…

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Top 10 Reasons Why South Africans Are Emigrating

People will always strive to improve their current conditions. This includes leaving one’s current environment for a better one.  South Africans are no exception and this need for an improved quality of life has for nearly two decades driven a massive surge in migration. South Africans seem to favour the political, economic and social stability of countries like Australia…

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Three Tips to Find Skilled Employees in Australia and New Zealand

1. Where! In job ads, only three things matter: Location, location and location. When a skilled migrant looks for a job they search by location such as Millwright Wellington or Queensland Secondary School Teacher. The key is to list the locations where your candidates are likely to want to go. So if you are located in a suburb of Brisbane, such as Burbank, you may want to…

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Canada is Serious about Economic Migration

This is the first draw that has taken place since Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced his new government cabinet. John McCallum is now Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees. While much of the focus of his department over the past week has been on refugee settlement, the fact that an Express Entry draw has taken place signifies that …

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Inland Spousal Sponsorship or the Family Class Category Visa?

Perhaps the visa best suited to your situation seems obvious, and if you were to query the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CCIC) call centre representative, their answer is almost always as follows, "If your spouse is in Canada you use the Inland Spousal sponsorship category but if your spouse is outside of Canada, you use the Family Class category." Yet, imm…

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Regional New Zealand Wants Skilled Migrants

New Zealand confirmed plans that migrants applying for a visa to live and work outside of the country’s largest city will be rewarded as part of a plan to improve the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand. The changes include a tripling of bonus points for skilled migrants applying for residence with a job offer outside Auckland from 10 to 30 points …

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South Africa courts International students

Gigaba’s announcement came after consultations he had with the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), which was liaising with universities to identity students affected by the regulations. The waiver came as a solution to assist students, who would have been unable to write their examinations, or have been “declared undesirable when leaving the count…

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Don’t get caught in Australian visa scams

A man who allegedly duped dozens of migrants into paying for non-existent working visas has been arrested by the Australian Federal Police. Most of Prasad's companies exist only in name and there are no jobs reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this week. Police sources have told the ABC that both the NSW and Queensland Police as well as the Immigration Depar…

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Northern Australia Work Visas Now Valid for an Extended Period

"Beyond giving visa holders more options when visiting and working in Australia this will also support employers in the north seeking to attract and retain staff who are trained in their roles and keen to stay on for longer than six months," he said in a statement. Applying for a Skilled Migration Visa or a 457-visa The subclass 457 visa is for skilled workers from out…

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Ensure your Australian Work Visa is in order or face criminal charges

Speaking on the matter ABF Assistant Commissioner Clive Murray said the ABF is committed to combatting visa fraud and illegal work. "The ABF, the operational arm of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, continues to conduct regular field compliance work to ensure individuals act consistently with the requirements of their visa and that employers comply wi…

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Canada’s Saskatchewan Province Reopens Express Entry Stream

A successful nomination through this stream will result in successful applicants being awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System and an Invitation to Apply at a subsequent draw from the pool. Located in the Prairie region of Western Canada, Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most economically stable provinces. Successful candidates and their families will …

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Relaxed South African Visa Rules must be implemented before the festive season

Tourism industry role players and international airlines on Wednesday called for the relaxed visa rules to be implemented before the busy tourist season starts. The tourism industry had said the requirements meant they were losing millions as tourists simply went to other countries. The relaxed rules coupled with the weakened Rand could entice tourists and benefit the s…

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Australia Needs Dairy Farmers

The continual growth in the industry has meant that many career opportunities have been created in the Australian agricultural sector and with this a skills shortage in Australia for dairy farmers. Dairy farming is listed on the country's Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List. Applicants would have to be in possession of an Australian temporary skilled immigration 457 v…

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Retiring in New Zealand, One of the Top Three Expat Destinations in the World

The latest HSBC Expat Explorer Survey found that the top three countries for expat residents were New Zealand, Bahrain and Singapore, and each had its own merits according to the residents who responded. A HSBC Expat spokesman reported on New Zealand saying that "The promise of the 'great outdoors' sways expats looking for an energetic experience. Almost three quarters (7…

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Foreign nationals must have Valid Travel Documents or Face Deportation

"The South African government handed over the people to Zimbabwean government and since August they have been on remand in Zimbabwe, and as we are saying others would be repatriated again as soon as the Zimbabwe government finds funds for the exercise," Mwanza Immigration Boarder Post Spokesperson Pasqually Zulu said to Eyewitness News after reports were confirmed that mor…

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What you can expect of Canadian schooling for children

This is not only true about their children’s access to a brilliant infra structure, medical services and a safe environment to grow up in, but certainly also gives the child an opportunity to benefit from one of the very best schooling systems in the world. The sheer assortment of schooling options in Canada is impressive and parents have a variety of top notch free publi…

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Canada’s New PM Pledges to Remove Barriers for International Students

“It’s an exciting development certainly,” Jennifer Humphries, vice-president, membership, public policy and communications at the Canadian Bureau for International Education, told PIE News. “PM Designate Trudeau’s party platform indicated a number of reviews and changes that would impact international students.” Amongst Trudeau’s visa reform pledges was the promise to ma…

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Understanding the Australian Business Visa

Applicants able to show that they have had at least 10% ownership of an Australian business for at least 18 months would also be eligible to apply for this visa but would still have to satisfy basic criteria and pass a points test which incorporates their age, English language ability, business attributes and net assets. To be eligible for one of the provisional business …

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