Second Work and Holiday Subclass 462 – Criteria for application

Legislative Instrument – IMMI 16/097 – F2016L01778 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Areas of Work and Kinds of Work – Specified Subclass 462 Work, specifies the kinds of work and the areas in Australia that provide eligibility to apply for a second Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa.

Work and Holiday (subclass 462)

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Occupational Training Subclass 407 – Nomination and Training approval

The previous Regulations 2.72A to 2.72J have been repealed/substituted with a new Regulation 2.72A that specifies the criteria for nominating an occupational training program and nominee.

This Instrument specifies the following information for subparagraphs 2.27A(12)(c) & (d):

Reg 2.27A(12)(c) specifies that the sponsor must be:

an agency of a State or Territory
a higher education provider listed as a

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NSW announces Entrepreneur Visa Nomination Criteria

NSW Department of Industry – Skilled and Business Migration has announced its nomination criteria for Entrepreneur Visas.

To be eligible for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream, applicants must:

meet DIBP eligibility criteria
submit a business plan for complying entrepreneurial activity
demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in

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Passport costs to increase 1 January 2017

Legislative Instrument – F2016L01597 – Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Determination 2016, increases the costs of Australian passports, travel documents and other associated processes from 1 January 2017.

The following increases will come into effect on that date:

Provisional travel documents – Nil
Passports for children and those over 75, with five

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Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa -From 19 November 2016

This visa would be for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to:

undertake short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests.

The subclass will predominantly be granted for 3 months stay, but 6 months validity will still be available

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  • Temporary Activity Visa changes – 19 November 2016

Temporary Activity Visa changes – 19 November 2016

It has been announced that a new Temporary Activity Visa framework will come onto effect on 19 November 2016.

In summary, there would be four visa subclasses:

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (subclass 400) visa;
Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) visa;
Training (subclass 407) visa; and
Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa.

These four visas would

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