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APEC Card boost for Australian
New eligibility criteria for Australia's APEC Business
Travel Card (ABTC) will ensure more Australian businesspeople will
be supported in their trade and investment activities in the
Asia-Pacific region. The first stage of new eligibility
arrangements and a new application form became available today for
Australian business travellers seeking to take advantage of the
facilitated visa and border processes offered by the ABTC scheme
(18 November 2011) More...
The APEC Business Travel Card is valid for 3 years and provides
the holder with a two or three month stay in an APEC economy that
is a full member of the scheme
The scheme also provides cardholders with access to fast track
immigration processing lanes at major airports in participating
More information about the APEC Business Travel Card and
Australia's eligibility arrangements can be found on the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship's website (18
November 2011) More...
US workers could be fast-tracked to Aussie
United States President Barack Obama is considering moves to
fast-track visa applications for US workers to fill jobs in
Australia's mining industry. Last week Immigration Minister Mr
Bowen said changes to the visa system were about making sure
Australia was responsive to the current economic cycle (17 November
Employers may now apply for accredited status which will
qualify them for priority processing for all subclass 457
nominations and visa applications. To qualify for Accredited
Status, sponsors will have to demonstrate several characteristics
in addition to the standard sponsorship requirements at the time of
Visa Information Online
You can access your visa information online at any time
through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system
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The Federal Court handed down the largest-ever court fine for breaches of the Subclass 457 business sponsorship program.
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