Corporate Visas

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Corporate Immigration Solutions

With SetRite Consultants, you’re not restricted by borders

At SetRite Consultants Head office, Melbourne,Australia, we understand that quality employees are the greatest resource for any business and sometimes it is difficult to source this talent within Australian shores.

Looking abroad to find the solution comes with inherent issues, especially where visa applications are concerned. Many businesses and individuals go through the process themselves and find the red tape overwhelming. The process can drag on for months and sometimes it’s difficult to get clear feedback from the Department of Home Affairs. And, in the end, many applications are rejected or delayed unnecessarily because one critical piece of information is missing.

SetRite Consultants stands up as an industry leader in getting results for business.

Visa Options

There are several visa options that allow businesses to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia. They are:

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (482 visas)

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa allows businesses based either in Australia or overseas to sponsor workers for a temporary visa lasting up to 4 years. Only certain occupations are eligible for 457 visas, and employees must be paid at the market rate.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE TSS VISA?

The TSS visa has a short-term stream and a medium-term stream. Applicants with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) are eligible for visas of up to two years (renewable once, for a further two years), whilst those on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) can apply for up to four years, with eligibility for permanent residency after three years.

WHAT DOES THIS VISA ALLOW YOU TO DO?

The TSS visa is a temporary visa which permits the holder to live in Australia, while working full-time for the sponsoring employer, in the nominated position. Applicants for a TSS visa may include dependent family members in their application.

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Subclass 400 Visas

For people undertaking highly specialised work or they are working in Australia’s interest

Temporary Activity Subclass 408 Visas

For people coming to Australia as an invited participant, on exchange with an Australian business, for sporting activities, as a religious worker, a Domestic worker, to work in the entertainment industry, for research activities with an Australian educational institution, or as part of a special program

Training Subclass 407 Visas

For people working as an occupational trainee or as part of a professional development Program

Student visas and student visa issues

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Australia offers a variety of student visas which cater for various levels of qualifications. Applicants are also categorized in levels of 1 to 5 depending on the level of studies they are undertaking as well as their country of origin. The higher the level, the more evidence that is required in relation to lodging a student visa. Seeking advice from a specialist prior to lodging a student visa either in Australia or overseas is of great assistance, and can provide significant peace of mind that your choice of course is the right one for you.

We can guide you as to the type of evidence required, as well as provide independent advice as to whether the course is appropriate as we do not receive commissions from any educational provider. This is extremely important when initially applying for a student visa, as nearly all student visas have conditions placed on them which do not allow for a student to change educational providers in the 1st year of the course (unless exceptional reasons can be established).

Types of available visas include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education
Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award
Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence
Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Student Visa Conditions
All student visas have various conditions, including work limitations and a requirement to maintain an acceptable attendance level and/or results. It is essential that students are aware of these conditions, as a breach of a condition can result in cancellation. It is also very important to seek advice if a student becomes aware of breaching a condition, or is notified by their educational provider or DIBP that they have breached a condition. Do not wait until after a student visa is cancelled! Students should also seek advice prior to seeking to change their course or educational provider.

Business Migration

Business Migration to Australia

If you are looking at establishing an office in Australia, purchasing a business in Australia or migrating to Australia as a business owner or investor, it is critical to get the right immigration advice upfront. We can help to assess your business ownership and management history to see whether you will be eligible in applying for one of these subclasses. Having a sound immigration strategy upfront can streamline matters significantly, and ensure that you meet your goals in starting a business in Australia. There are a variety of Australian work visas that business people can obtain for themselves or their employees, including:

Temporary Visa categories:

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Subclass 188 Visa

This is a 4-year provisional visa available to business owners and investors. There are 5 different streams including Business Owner, Investment Linked, Significant Investor, Premium Investor and Entrepreneur.

Business Visitor Visas

If you wish to visit Australia for 3 months or less to attend business meetings or to explore business opportunities, you may be interested in applying for a business visitor visa.

Residence Visa categories:

Business Talent (Migrant) Visa

Business Talent (Migrant) visas are granted to people with an overall successful business career as the owner of a business or people with Venture Capital funding in Australia. There is no need to apply for a provisional visa before applying for this permanent visa.

Business Innovation and Investment (Residence) Subclass 888 Visa

This is the permanent stage of the Subclass 188 Provisional Business Innovation and Investment. It requires applicants to have established business operations in Australia or to have maintained an investment in bonds.

We can help to assess your business ownership and management history to see whether you will be eligible in applying for one of these subclasses.

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AAT Appeals


AAT/MRT/RRT Appeals
If you have had a visa application refused or if you have had your visa cancelled, you may be able to appeal this decision to the AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal).
Below is some information on how the appeals process works.

What is the AAT?
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is the merits review body for most administrative decisions by the Federal Government. In 2015, the operations of the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) were absorbed into the Migration Division of the AAT.

In the Migration Division, the AAT operates as a non-adversarial tribunal to review decisions by the Department of Immigration. This means that you can be represented by a Migration Agent, but that there is no representing counsel on the Department of Immigration side. Decisions are made by a tribunal Member who will review the Department of Immigration’s decision and the facts of your situation.

General Skilled Visas

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The purpose of the Skilled Migration Program is to attract highly employable people for migration to Australia. It is the most common form of migration to Australia, and it is one of the core areas of SetRite teams expertise.

Skilled Subclasses

There are a variety of skilled migration options:

Types of available visas include:

Skilled Independent Subclass 189

Permanent visa option, the skilled independent does not require sponsorship by a relative or state/territory government

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190

A permanent visa requiring nomination by an Australian State or Territory government

Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489

This is a 4-year provisional visa which allows holders to live only in certain areas of Australia. You would need to be sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area, or by a state or territory government

Skilled Regional Subclass 887

The Skilled Regional visa is the permanent stage of the Skilled Regional Provisional visa. To qualify for a Skilled Regional visa, you must live in the required region of Australia for 2 years and work full time there for 12 months.

Graduate Temporary Subclass 485

The Graduate Temporary visa is a work visa which can be applied for by international students who have completed a qualification taking 2 years of study in Australia.

Recognised Graduate Subclass 476

An 18 month work visa for recent engineering graduates

Visitor Visas

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Australia offers a variety of student visas which cater for various levels of qualifications. Applicants are also categorized in levels of 1 to 5 depending on the level of studies they are undertaking as well as their country of origin. The higher the level, the more evidence that is required in relation to lodging a student visa. Seeking advice from a specialist prior to lodging a student visa either in Australia or overseas is of great assistance, and can provide significant peace of mind that your choice of course is the right one for you.

We can guide you as to the type of evidence required, as well as provide independent advice as to whether the course is appropriate as we do not receive commissions from any educational provider. This is extremely important when initially applying for a student visa, as nearly all student visas have conditions placed on them which do not allow for a student to change educational providers in the 1st year of the course (unless exceptional reasons can be established).

Types of available visas include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education
Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award
Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence
Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Student Visa Conditions
All student visas have various conditions, including work limitations and a requirement to maintain an acceptable attendance level and/or results. It is essential that students are aware of these conditions, as a breach of a condition can result in cancellation. It is also very important to seek advice if a student becomes aware of breaching a condition, or is notified by their educational provider or DIBP that they have breached a condition. Do not wait until after a student visa is cancelled! Students should also seek advice prior to seeking to change their course or educational provider.

Family / Partner sponsored Visas

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Visa Options

Australian residents, Australian permanent residents and NZ residents can sponsor close family members for permanent residence or migration to Australia.

Partner Visas

Australian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor partners for migration to Australia. To sponsor a partner, you must either be married, in a defacto relationship, have a registered relationship or be engaged.

Parent Visas

Parents with at least half their children living permanently in Australia may be eligible for a parent visa which gives them permanent residence in Australia. Parents over a certain age may be eligible to apply for an onshore ‘aged parent’ visa which allows them to remain in Australia on a bridging visa during processing.

Visitor Visas for Parents

Parents with Australian citizen or permanent resident children may be eligible for longer-stay visitor visas – this can be a low-cost alternative to parent visas.

Aged Dependent Relative Visas

Australian permanent residents can sponsor relatives they have been supporting financially for the last 2 years, provided the relative is aged 65 or over..

Remaining Relative Visas

Remaining relative visas require you to have all of your close relatives living lawfully and permanently in Australia. You would need to be sponsored by a relative who is a settled permanent resident or citizen

Carer Visas

Carer visas allow Australian citizens and permanent residents with a medical condition or disability to sponsor a relative to live in Australia to take care of them

Investor Retirement Visas

This option is for people aged 55 or over looking to retire in Australia. Significant assets and income must be shown, and investment in Australian state or territory bonds is also required.

General Skilled Migration

If you are a skilled worker, then if you have relatives in Australia, they may be able to sponsor you for a general skilled visa. This would make it easier for you to meet the relevant pass mark for the application.

SetRite Consultants Expertise

It is clearly of the utmost importance that family members can join you in Australia as quickly as possible. SetRite Consultants Australia has extensive experience with Family Migration cases and we can assist you with:

  • Selecting the most appropriate visa option for you
  • Lodgement and processing of the visa application on your behalf
  • Complications with meeting the sponsorship or assurance of support requirements

Skilled Visas

visas

Australia offers a variety of student visas which cater for various levels of qualifications. Applicants are also categorized in levels of 1 to 5 depending on the level of studies they are undertaking as well as their country of origin. The higher the level, the more evidence that is required in relation to lodging a student visa. Seeking advice from a specialist prior to lodging a student visa either in Australia or overseas is of great assistance, and can provide significant peace of mind that your choice of course is the right one for you.

We can guide you as to the type of evidence required, as well as provide independent advice as to whether the course is appropriate as we do not receive commissions from any educational provider. This is extremely important when initially applying for a student visa, as nearly all student visas have conditions placed on them which do not allow for a student to change educational providers in the 1st year of the course (unless exceptional reasons can be established).

Types of available visas include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education
Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award
Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence
Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Student Visa Conditions
All student visas have various conditions, including work limitations and a requirement to maintain an acceptable attendance level and/or results. It is essential that students are aware of these conditions, as a breach of a condition can result in cancellation. It is also very important to seek advice if a student becomes aware of breaching a condition, or is notified by their educational provider or DIBP that they have breached a condition. Do not wait until after a student visa is cancelled! Students should also seek advice prior to seeking to change their course or educational provider.

Family / Partner Sponsored Visas

visas

Australia offers a variety of student visas which cater for various levels of qualifications. Applicants are also categorized in levels of 1 to 5 depending on the level of studies they are undertaking as well as their country of origin. The higher the level, the more evidence that is required in relation to lodging a student visa. Seeking advice from a specialist prior to lodging a student visa either in Australia or overseas is of great assistance, and can provide significant peace of mind that your choice of course is the right one for you.

We can guide you as to the type of evidence required, as well as provide independent advice as to whether the course is appropriate as we do not receive commissions from any educational provider. This is extremely important when initially applying for a student visa, as nearly all student visas have conditions placed on them which do not allow for a student to change educational providers in the 1st year of the course (unless exceptional reasons can be established).

Types of available visas include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education
Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award
Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence
Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Student Visa Conditions
All student visas have various conditions, including work limitations and a requirement to maintain an acceptable attendance level and/or results. It is essential that students are aware of these conditions, as a breach of a condition can result in cancellation. It is also very important to seek advice if a student becomes aware of breaching a condition, or is notified by their educational provider or DIBP that they have breached a condition. Do not wait until after a student visa is cancelled! Students should also seek advice prior to seeking to change their course or educational provider.

Business Migration

visas

Australia offers a variety of student visas which cater for various levels of qualifications. Applicants are also categorized in levels of 1 to 5 depending on the level of studies they are undertaking as well as their country of origin. The higher the level, the more evidence that is required in relation to lodging a student visa. Seeking advice from a specialist prior to lodging a student visa either in Australia or overseas is of great assistance, and can provide significant peace of mind that your choice of course is the right one for you.

We can guide you as to the type of evidence required, as well as provide independent advice as to whether the course is appropriate as we do not receive commissions from any educational provider. This is extremely important when initially applying for a student visa, as nearly all student visas have conditions placed on them which do not allow for a student to change educational providers in the 1st year of the course (unless exceptional reasons can be established).

Types of available visas include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education
Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award
Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence
Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Student Visa Conditions
All student visas have various conditions, including work limitations and a requirement to maintain an acceptable attendance level and/or results. It is essential that students are aware of these conditions, as a breach of a condition can result in cancellation. It is also very important to seek advice if a student becomes aware of breaching a condition, or is notified by their educational provider or DIBP that they have breached a condition. Do not wait until after a student visa is cancelled! Students should also seek advice prior to seeking to change their course or educational provider.