New Zealand border to reopen early 2022

By |2021-08-23T21:02:54+10:00August 23rd, 2021|Immigration, New Zealand Immigration, Travel|

GUEST POST BY BRIDGET ROMANES, MOBILE RELOCATION New Zealand’s COVID elimination strategy, built around a tightly closed border, has come at considerable disruption to expat assignments and business travel for the past 18 months, but Jacinda Ardern's recent announcement of a roadmap for reconnecting New Zealand with the world has been widely welcomed. This article [...]

Australia travel ban update – August 2021

By |2021-08-23T11:03:26+10:00August 23rd, 2021|Australian immigration, Immigration, Students|

GUEST POST BY AMANDA TINNER, VISA EXECUTIVEThe situation with Australia's border closure is complex and constantly changing, with travel bans in place. View who can currently enter and depart Australia below.Entering AustraliaVisa processingA person cannot come to Australia unless:in an exempt category – see categories belowgranted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions; ortravelling within [...]

Australia travel ban update – June 2021

By |2021-06-11T11:01:58+10:00June 11th, 2021|Australian immigration, Immigration, Students|

GUEST POST BY AMANDA TINNER, VISA EXECUTIVE The situation with Australia's border closure is complex and constantly changing, with travel bans in place. View who can currently enter and depart Australia below. Entering Australia Visa processing A person cannot come to Australia unless: in an exempt category – see categories below granted an individual exemption [...]

Relaxation of student visa work restrictions

By |2021-06-11T09:52:38+10:00May 21st, 2021|Australian immigration, Employment Law, Immigration, Students|

GUEST POST BY AMANDA TINNER, VISA EXECUTIVE The Australian Government has announced that the previous 40 hour fortnightly limit applied during study periods will not be enforced for student visa holders who are working in the tourism and hospitality industry. The Immigration Department is taking a flexible approach to student visa work restrictions in [...]

Visa and immigration update – May 2021

By |2021-06-11T09:51:28+10:00May 21st, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, News|

GUEST POST BY GRACE MOBILITY Listen to the Podcast Visa and Immigration Policies - May 2021 | Grace with Grace Mobility General Manager, Jane Riley and her guest Amanda Tinner, Principal of Visa Executive, or read the article below. With ongoing worldwide COVID-19 border restrictions, quarantine periods and changes to visa and immigration policies; the [...]

Migration Update: Inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program

By |2021-03-22T13:11:08+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Australian Government may reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants A Coalition-dominated committee reviewing Australia’s skilled migration program handed down its interim report last week, including a controversial recommendation that the Government reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants. The COVID-19 [...]

COVID-19: Can organisations require assignees and business travellers to be vaccinated?

By |2021-03-22T13:26:17+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Assignees, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Immigration, Mobility, Pandemic|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Many countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on their economies with some reimposing strict restrictions on their residents after caseloads rebounded during the winter period in the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the commencement of a vaccination programme in many countries offers us hope [...]

Migration Update: Australian Global Talent Program

By |2021-03-22T13:12:25+11:00February 25th, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

TEMI Migration Update - February 2021 Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Update On The Global Talent Program The Australian Immigration Department has spent a lot of money on promoting the Global Talent Program over the last 12 months and compete with the brightest and best for global talent along with countries such [...]

Dawn of a New Hong Kong BN(0) Visa

By |2020-08-04T13:32:00+10:00August 4th, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, Destination Information, EU, Expatriates, Hong Kong Immigration, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Skills, Travel, Travel Risk Management, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

Dawn of a new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa On 22nd July 2020, the UK government published detailed contents on the new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport holders and their dependants in Hong Kong. Its emergence is evinced from the UK’s retaliation to the newly enacted national security laws in Hong Kong [...]

Fair Work High Income Threshold Changes 2020

By |2020-08-04T13:45:43+10:00July 31st, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Travel|

Fair Work Commission Releases Changes To High Income Threshold 1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold. From an Australian immigration perspective, this threshold affects the salary benchmark that applicants aged over 45 years must now meet. From 1 July 2020, the high income [...]

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