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Discusses the most common pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
Discusses salary packaging and compliance with subclass 457 visas.
Discusses introduction of a sponsor accreditation scheme which aims to offer priority processing of subclass 457 applications.
By Myha Hoang
On July 1, 2011, Australia will introduce a new points-based system for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) category, which includes several of the country’s permanent residence programs that do not require employer sponsorship. GSM applicants who file applications on or after July 1 will be judged against the new points-based test, which generally focuses on selecting highly skilled individuals to meet labor market demand. The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship announced the n
By Myha Hoang
As of April 2010, there were 75 major resource projects and 286 less-advanced projects with a combined value of $359.5 billion ongoing in Australia. With such a significant number of projects, the resource industry is confronted with the dilemma of ensuring the availability of skilled and semi-skilled labour to meet its business needs. Western Australia, for example, has just 10 percent of Australia’s population, but is estimated to have 75 per cent of all mining projects and almost 40 per cent
By Myha Hoang
Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area wishing to enter or remain in the UK as the spouse, civil/unmarried partner, or fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner of a British citizen or a person with settled status in the UK will need to demonstrate a basic command of English, according to a change in the immigration rules due to come into force on 29 November 2010.
By Myha Hoang
Since recovering from the relatively mild impact of the global financial crisis, China has broadened its business activities in Australia from primarily sourcing Australian natural resources to becoming an active player in a range of industries.
By David Hirson, Esq., Lisa Jobe, Esq.
On May 11, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief of 2005 (Pub. L. Number 109-13).