EXPAT INTERNATIONAL is well respected by our peers and clients, having provided ethical and accurate immigration advice since 1987.
We utilize exceptional knowledge, streamlined processes and substantial business experience to provide innovative and effective solutions for corporate and individual clients in the following areas:
Our clients are based in populated cities and remote locations; consequently Expat’s systems are designed to enable our cohesive team to operate seamlessly from the Melbourne head office, ensuring efficient, effective coverage throughout our vast country.
Expat’s experienced Migration professionals are tertiary educated in immigration law and legally registered to practice in Australia. Our Migration Practitioners are bound professionally by the OMARA Code of Conduct and required to annually undertake stringent Continuing Professional Development study to maintain their knowledge of immigration legislation.
We are members of the following Australian and international industry-specific associations:
Expat's Registered Migration Agents consistently achieve success by providing a complete immigration service that is flexible and tailored to meet individual needs and offers real value. Our Australian immigration specialists work closely with you managing the complex application process, including corresponding with the Department of Immigration and other industry bodies on your behalf to present your case in the strongest possible way.
Australian visa application and case management services include:
Australia offers a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas for the purpose of attending to business matters or employment. Workplace laws in Australia ensure that all employees are provided with basic rights and protection in the workplace. As legislative requirements, processing times, documentary evidence etc. change frequently we encourage you to contact us for the most up-to-date information.
The Subclass 400 visa allows a skilled overseas professional to enter Australia to:
This visa Subclass 400 visa is generally approved for up to 3 months, however depending on the business case, the visa may be granted for up to 6 months.
The Subclass 482 TSS visa allows skilled overseas workers, who have been sponsored by an eligible Australian business to live and work in Australia on a specified temporary basis, generally between 1 to 4 years.
There are two main lists under this visa, namely the Short-term Skilled Occupation list (STSSOL), which is a 2 year visa with an option for a 2 year renewal, and no pathway to permanent residence, and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) which is a 4 year visa, that can lead to permanent residence in the future. There is also a Regional Occupation List (ROL) available.
The nominated position and skill level must meet legislative requirements and the primary visa applicant must have the requisite skill and/or work experience to undertake the nominated occupation. The primary visa applicant must meet English language standards and pass health and character checks. Eligible dependent family members may be included in the Subclass 482 visa application.
The sponsoring employer must have a valid Standard Business Sponsorship agreement in place in order to nominate an overseas worker for a Subclass 482 visa (see Standard Business Sponsorship Agreements).
The Standard Business Sponsorship Agreement is the most common way for companies and businesses to sponsor a skilled worker under the 457 visa program. Company requirements to become an approved sponsor include:
Companies based in Australia must demonstrate their commitment to employing local labour and a strong record of non-discriminatory work practices.
Eligible companies outside of Australia may apply for Standard Business Sponsorship where they business employs a skilled worker to either:
The ENS Subclass 186 visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian employer. It is open to workers located outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia. Eligible dependent family members may be included in the Subclass 186 visa application. There are three entry streams:
Common visa criteria for all streams are:
The RSMS Subclass 187 visa is aimed at assisting the economic development of regional Australia by attracting skilled migrants to fill long-term employment vacancies in regions where local Australian applicants are not available. The visa is open to overseas workers or skilled temporary residents who live and work in Australia. Eligible dependent family members may be included in the Subclass 187 visa application.
The visa has three entry streams:
Common visa criteria for all streams are: