**Processing Times Update**

Posted on: 29 November 2017

 

Subclass 187 (RSMS) visa

Temporary Residence Transition stream

75% of applications are processed in 8 Months

90% of applications are processed in 9 Months

 

Direct Entry stream

75% of applications are processed in 15 Months

90% of applications are processed in 18 Months

 

Subclass 186 (ENS) visa

Temporary Residence Transition stream

75% of applications are processed in 8 Months

90% of applications are processed in 10 Months

 

Direct Entry stream

75% of applications are processed in 9 Months

90% of applications are processed in 15 Months

 

Subclass 457 visa

75% of applications are processed in 5 Months

90% of applications are processed in 10 Months

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Changes to Migration Legislation**

Posted on: 19 April 2017

 

New occupation lists have been released for the 457 visa, effective 19 April 2017. These lists have been split into two lists:

   - Short-term Skilled Occupations List (SSTOL)

   - Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

 

Occupations on the SSTOL will have a maximum visa validity period of 2 years, with the option of one 2-year extension.

There is no option to apply for Employer Sponsored Permanent Migration through the transitional pathway if your occupation is on the SSTOL.

 

Occupations on the MLTSSL will have a maximum visa validity period of 4 years, with a pathway to apply for a permanent visa through transitional arrangements.

 

In March 2018, the Subclass 457 visa will cease to exist, and it will be replaced by the TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage) Visa.

 

From March 2018, the Subclass 186 and Subclass 187 Permanent Employer Sponsored visas will require applicants to possess at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Partner Visa Processing Times**

Posted on: Wednesday 15 February 2017

 

We have received an update regarding the processing times for Partner visa - both the temporary and permanent stages.

    1.   First stage - Temporary Partner Visa - Subclass 820

          Currently taking 12 to 18 months to process.

 

    2.  Second stage - Permanent Partner Visa - Subclass 801

         Currently taking 12 to 18 months to process from the date of eligibility.

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Subclass 187 RSMS Visa Processing Time**

Posted on: Wednesday 15 February 2017

 

Subclass 187 RSMS visas lodged between March and July 2016 are now receiving case officers.

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Hamilton Island Trials**

Posted on: Thursday  5 January 2017

 

We are running trials again this year! Please send your resume to Jemma at j.morris@nucleus.net.au for assessment.

 

**Welcome to 2017**

Posted on: Wednesday 4 January 2017

 

Nucleus International Recruitment would like to welcome you into 2017!

 

We have plenty of positions available for suitable candidates. If you or anyone you know requires our assistance, we would love to get in touch with you.

 

Please call us on (02) 9435 4160 or email any enquiries to Jemma Morris at: j.morris@nucleus.net.au.

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Posted on: Wednesday 4 January 2017

 

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**Changes to legislation - 457 visa holders**

Posted on: Monday 18 April 2016

 

On 19 April 2016 (tomorrow), a number of changes to the Migration Regulations in relation to non-discriminatory recruitment practices, English language requirement exemptions and application validity will come into effect. These changes are being made to ensure that sponsors must declare and comply with a new obligation that they will not engage in discriminatory recruitment practices.

 

What is a discriminatory recruitment practice?

‘Discriminatory recruitment practice’ is defined to mean a recruitment practice that directly, or indirectly, discriminates against a person based on the immigration status or citizenship of the person, other than a practice engaged in to comply with a Commonwealth, State or Territory law. Sponsors should keep documents on hand that demonstrate how subclass 457 visa holders were recruited and that this process did not discriminate based on citizenship or visa status.

 

English language requirement exemptions

Changes are also being made to legislation in order to exempt 457 visa applicants from the Department’s English language testing requirements if they have already met the same, or better, English language requirements to gain an occupational registration or license.

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Employers who accept payment from visa holders in return for sponsorship face criminal conviction including jail time**

Posted on: Tuesday 16 September 2015

 

The Government has introduced a bill which will impose criminal charges on employers who ask for or accept payment (or other benefits) in return for sponsorship.

 

It will be a criminal offence for a sponsor to receive benefit for sponsoring a worker and will be punishable with a maximum 2 year jail term or a fine equivalent to $64,000 for an individual or $324,000 for a company.

 

Visa applicants who offer payment to a sponsor can be fined $43,200 and may have their visa cancelled.

 

Don't worry - criminal offences and fines do NOT apply to fees paid for the services of a migration or recruitment agent.

 

 

Source: Migration Alliance

**Partner Visa Processing Times**

Posted on: Tuesday 15 September 2015

 

We have received an update regarding the processing times for Partner visa - both the temporary and permanent stages.

 

First stage - Temporary Partner Visa - Subclass 820

Currently taking 12 to 18 months to process.

This is because there are currently 30,000 temporary partner visa applications being processed.

 

Second stage - Permanent Partner Visa - Subclass 801

Currently taking 6 to 9 months to process.

This is because there are currently 25,000 to 27,000 permanent partner visa applications being processed.

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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**Visa Labels To Cease**

Posted on: Thursday 27 August 2015

 

From 1 September 2015, Australia will cease issuing visa labels to holders of Australian visas.

 

Only a small number of labels will continue to be issued to holders of the Document for Travel to Australia (DFTTA) after 1 September 2015. The DFTTA is issued to Refugee and Special Humanitarian visa holders and to a small number of visa holders who do not have, or cannot obtain, a passport recognised by the Australian Government. This arrangement will be facilitated until the staged rollout of the Australian Migration Status (AMS) ImmiCard is completed. The AMS ImmiCard, an International Civil Aviation Organisation compliant machine-readable official travel document, has been progressively replacing the DFTTA since May 2015.

 

Travelling to and from Australia

Australian visas are granted electronically and stored in a central database, enabling visa holders, registered Australian organisations and airline staff to check visa details online. Australian visa holders can provide evidence that they have the authority to travel to, enter and/or remain in Australia by showing the passport or ImmiCard that is linked to their electronic visa record.

 

Australian visa holders must notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of their new passport details to ensure that their record is up-to-date. Failure to update their passport details will result in delays when travelling to Australia. Visa holders or registered Australian organisations will be unable to check visa details online. Visa holders can update their passport details by completing Form 929 (Change of address and/or passport details) or online if they have an ImmiAccount.

 

Digital checking

The Department’s move to digital services is part of the ongoing shift by the Australian Government to adopt digital service delivery channels which are more convenient to use and easier to access anywhere, anytime.

 

The visa holder’s passport or ImmiCard is linked to their electronic visa record through a unique identifying number. This number is required by visa holders and other parties when doing a digital visa check.

 

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO): VEVO is a free web service that allows visa holders to check their visa details and conditions online. Visa holders are also able to send their visa details and conditions to any third party through email from the VEVO system. This ensures the secure and accurate transfer of information to any third parties.

 

With a visa holder’s permission, VEVO can also provide registered organisations, such as potential employers, information about a person’s visa conditions.

 

myVEVO mobile app: Visa holders can also check and email their visa details wherever they go

through the myVEVO mobile app.

 

For more information about VEVO and myVEVO, visit www.border.gov.au/vevo.

 

Advance Passenger Processing (APP): Airlines that fly to Australia must provide details of all passengers to Australia’s immigration and customs authorities ahead of their arrival in Australia. Digital verification through the APP is well understood and accepted by airlines that fly direct to Australia. When a passenger checks in prior to boarding the aircraft to fly to Australia, airline staff use APP to check the passenger’s passport details electronically and confirm that the passenger has the authority to travel to Australia.

 

Airlines that do not fly directly to Australia and do not have access to the APP system can contact the connecting airline for the passenger’s flight to Australia to request an APP check or a TIETAC check (check-in function within the Electronic Travel Authority System) to confirm whether the passenger has a valid Australian visa.

 

Other online services: Depending on their specific requirements, third parties have other digital alternatives available to check an Australian visa. These include:

  • Document Verification Service (DVS): DVS is a national online system that allows organisations to compare a customer’s identifying information with an Australian government digital record, such as a visa record.
  • Data sharing arrangements: The Department shares visa information with other Australian government agencies to support the eligibility and enrolment processes of visa holders.

 

Further information

For information about Australia’s electronic visa record, visit www.border.gov.au/aboutyourvisa.

 

 

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

**Immigration officers walking off the job in biggest strike in 20 years**

Posted on: Tuesday 16 June 2015

 

Visa services of the department of immigration and passenger clearances at customs are expectedly to slow down significantly over the next 10 days with the start of “protected industrial action” by the immigration department workers from today through to 26 June 2015.

DIBP has warned that during this period, airports, client service centres, ports, container examination facilities and visa processes will be affected with interruptions to helplines, visa processing services, passenger clearances and customs clearance services amongst others.

Members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) covering more than half the public service are planning a series of half-day strikes to attend mass meetings around the country to protect their rights, conditions and pay from federal government attacks. According to media reports the union has not conducted such comprehensive industrial action for at least twenty years.

 

Source: Migration Alliance

**Visa Fee Increase**

Posted on: Monday 1 June 2015

 

We have received a notification from the DIBP  advising that the system will  be offline from 9 pm on  26 June 2015 until 8am on 27 June 2015. DIBP also anticipates  there will be an increase in the volume of applications leading up to 1 July 2015  which may result in online application system delays.

 

DIBP has made it very clear that is our responsibility to ensure applications that need to be lodged prior to 1 July 2015 are done so keeping in mind that the online system will experience outages and there will be potential system delays . DIBP has advised that  it will take no responsibility for any negative consequences as a result of the outages.

 

If you wish to avoid the fee increase, particularly those clients lodging offshore partner visa applications, which will incur an increase of $2235,  it is recommended that you lodge your application as soon as possible.

 

Source: Nucleus International Recruitment

"...Excellent professionalism, friendly staff

& efficient and honest service provided..."

                                                                                                                      - Abhi Trehan

Nucleus International Recruitment provides quality, professional recruitment and migration services to candidates and employers in the hospitality sector. We source candidates, connect them with employer sponsors, and provide comprehensive assistance throughout the visa process.

 

We specialise in arranging employer sponsorship for the following visa schemes:

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)
  • Employer Nominated Sponsorship (Subclass 186)
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)
  • Training visa (Subclass 407)

 

Nucleus continues to support employers by

providing ongoing professional recruitment

services, employee follow-up reviews and

training needs and assessments if required.

We also support our successful applicants

throughout their visa period offering advice

on relocation, visa compliance, permanent

residency pathways and citizenship.

 

Please note that some of the information on our website is

currently out of date. We are working on updating the site.

Please contact us directly for current information.

CONTACT US

Phone Number:

+61 2 9953 8383

 

Our office hours are:

Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Please make an appointment first.

 

Physical address:

Nucleus International Recruitment

Suite 6.04, Level 6, 116 Military Road

Neutral Bay NSW 2089

 

Postal Address:

PO Box 1295

Neutral Bay NSW 2089

 

Email:

info@nucleus.net.au

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