Monthly Archives: January 2022

AGRICULTURE VISA

Australia needs people to work in Agriculture. Consequently, the Australian government is introducing a new visa. Agreement on this visa is nearing an agreement with numerous countries which is also a recognition of the shortage of skilled labour in rural areas of Australia.

Who is Eligible? The Australian Government has said the new Agriculture Visa will be open to residents of certain ‘ASEAN’ (Southeast Asian Pacific Island countries), yet to be confirmed such as; • Brunei • Cambodia • Indonesia • Laos • Malaysia • Myanmar • Philippines • Singapore • Thailand • Vietnam

Some requirements you must meet when this visa becomes available and when you apply for the Agriculture visa are;

• proof of your intention to perform agricultural work for the majority of the time you spend in Australia and • proof of any skills you have in agriculture or food/textile processing facilities.

There are over a hundred types of farm jobs in agriculture. Opportunities, depending on your skills and experience could include;

• Dairy farming; • Cotton harvesting; • Vegetable picking; • Livestock care; • Medicinal marijuana farming; • Solar farming; • Grain harvesting; • Meat processing; • Commercial fishing; • Forestry maintenance.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, and we have a team of experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry OR scan this QR code to your phone. OR Contact our UK Office and telephone Lesley on 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk OR Contact our Australian Office and telephone John on (08) 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS AGAIN & NEW BORDER CONTROLS IN WA

Australia’s unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate in 13 years at 4.2 percent and Western Australia’s unemployment rate has dropped once again to the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent.

Despite Western Australia’s new strict border controls, exemptions will be granted to people with ‘Critical Skills’ or those working in ‘Sectors’ in demand.

So, with an unemployment rate of only 3.4 percent, if you are providing critical or specialist medical services (Nursing or Medical Specialists) , including air ambulance, medical evacuations, and delivering critical medical supplies OR

You have critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services (such as in medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, aged care, agriculture, primary industry, food production, and the maritime industry) OR

You are delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery (such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film, media and television production, and emerging technology), where no Australian worker is available OR

You have skills as a Tradesperson (almost all trades) you may be eligible for an exemption because Western Australia’s strong economy continues to see the unemployment rate decline.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, with experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry

OR

You can contact our UK Office by telephone at 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

VISA CHARGES WAIVED FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

International students and working holidaymakers who arrive in Australia from today will have their visa application fees rebated.

International students will have the fees waived for eight weeks and 12 weeks for working holidaymakers.

The message from the Australian prime minister is “come on down – move all the way around the country and, at the same time, join our workforce.”

The Australian government wants an estimated 175,000 foreign students and working holidaymakers to come Down Under.

The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program allows “young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study” (up to 40 hours per week).

Students working (up to 40 hours per week) and being trained in health and aged care would, in particular, be “incredibly helpful” as the nation continues to grapple with the pandemic.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, with experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

For more information on the process of migrating Down Under as an International Student, please CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our Student Visas page. Thereafter, please follow the prompts to be assessed as a ‘first-time’ International Student.

For more information Working Holiday Visas, please CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our Working Holiday Visa Advice page. Thereafter, please select HERE and you will be directed to the Specialist Visa Services page on our website. Thereafter, please complete your details and select your choice of Working Holdiday Visa Advice.

OR

You can contact our UK Office by telephone at 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

MORE WORK HOURS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Eligible Australian Student Visa holders may be able to work up to 80 hours a fortnight under a temporary relaxation of visa rules as there are currently 400,000 vacant positions Australia-wide, even before the current Omicron fuelled labour shortages.

Traditionally, international students in Australia had a 40-hour-per-fortnight work limit. This however is likely to be doubled to 80-hours-per-fortnight (40 hours per week)

This new concession is in addition to last July’s changes, that allowed supermarkets in states and territories subject to COVID-19 lockdowns to employ International Students in excess of the 40 hours per fortnight cap to help businesses remain open and to help supermarkets meet the high customer demand for critical goods.

Due to increases in staffing pressures, Australian student visa holders were also able to work more than 40 hours a fortnight in aged care and nursing.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, with experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

For more information on the process of migrating Down Under as an International Student, please CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our Student Visas page. Thereafter, please follow the prompts to be assessed as a ‘first-time’ International Student.

OR

You can contact our UK Office by telephone at 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

SKILLED VISAS

To apply for a Skilled Independent – Subclass 189 Visa, a Skilled (State or Territory) Nominated – Subclass 190 Visa, or a Skilled Regional – Subclass 491 Visa you need to meet the following requirements;

○  Be under 45 years of age

○  Nominate an occupation on the relevant skills occupation list

○  Pass a skills assessment for the nominated occupation

○  Meet the required level of English

○  Satisfy medical and character requirements

You can also apply for an Employer Nominated Visa in 2 categories namely;

○  An Employer Nominated Permanent Residence Subclass 186 Visa and

○  A Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 Visa and this visa has 3 eligible streams namely the Short-term Stream, the Medium-term Stream, and the Labour Agreement Stream.

If you don’t immediately meet the above requirements there are many other eligible pathways that will enable you to meet Australian immigration requirements.

We understand that applying for a Skilled Visa is a complicated process, but you just need to have the drive to succeed, because we have the skill to enable you to do so.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, with experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry

OR

You can contact our UK Office by telephone at 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au

AUSTRALIA NEEDS YOU

Whether you are a Skilled Tradesperson – a Professional – or a potential Business Visa applicant (a manufacturer, a current or potential business owner, or an entrepreneur) Australia is open for business.

As we start the new year, figures from last year alone show state Australia-wide 485,000 new jobs were created last year (in the middle of a pandemic) and as the economy continues its recovery, Australia is expected to outperform this.

However, 1,000’s of skilled migrants and professionals are needed to achieve this. Australia has one of the best performing economies in the world, with one of the highest vaccine rates in the world and, with very low hospitalisations the future is bright.

ASC Migration are visa processing specialists, with experts in the United Kingdom and Australia at your disposal.

To begin the process of migrating Down Under now, please complete a General Enquiry

OR

You can contact our UK Office by telephone at 074 8753 8231 or by email to lesley@ascmigrationvisas.co.uk

OR contact our Australian Office by telephone 08 9301 5905 or by email to john@ascmigrationvisas.com.au