November 28, 2021

Volume XI, Number 332

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Australia: Proposal for New Short-Term Skilled Visa

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recommended a new short-term skilled worker visa that would allow foreigners to work in Australia for up to one year without having to satisfy the language and skill requirements of the 457 visa. More importantly, sponsoring employers would not be subject to the 457 visa’s labor market testing requirements. The agency also suggested extending the six-month short-term mobility visa to 12 months. The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes until the end of January 2015.

The Department’s suggested changes were part of a larger self-evaluation. This agency review comes after a September 2014 government-commissioned report called for Australia to simplify its skilled worker visa process.

©2021 Greenberg Traurig, LLP. All rights reserved. National Law Review, Volume V, Number 13
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About this Author

Rebecca B. Schechter, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Immigration Law Attorney
Of Counsel

Rebecca Schechter focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance, representing multi-national corporations and companies, as well as individual clients. She has experience with all areas of employment-based immigration, particularly H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2 petitions, as well as outstanding researcher petitions and labor certification applications. Rebecca regularly assists GT clients with global immigration matters, including business and work visas to countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. She also works on state and federal I-9 and E-Verify...

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