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Whether your company is sending employees to Australia or expanding outside of Australia to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced Australia immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

Australia has a complex immigration system, and all non-Australian citizens require a visa to enter, remain or work in Australia. Ultimately, the Department of Home Affairs expects Australian employers to ensure that all their foreign employees hold the appropriate visa and that they only undertake permitted activities in line with their visa conditions.

The Subclass 600 Visa is a standard business visitor visa that allows foreign nationals to engage in certain defined business activities in Australia. Engaging in work or services is prohibited under this visa.

The Subclass 400 Visa is available to foreign nationals who intend to perform short-term, specialized work or attend an event of less than three months' duration (six months in exceptional cases).

The Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa ("TSS Visa") is the principal work visa in Australia since March 2018, replacing the Subclass 457 Visa.  The TSS Visa requires employer sponsorship and has more stringent requirements than the Subclass 600 and Subclass 400 Visas. The TSS Visa is typically valid for up to two or four years (depending on whether the occupation is on a Short-Term or Medium Term Occupation List). Subsequent TSS Visas may be granted if an employee is required in Australia for a longer duration. However, there are some restrictions to subsequent visas if the individual is in a Short-Term Occupation.

Transitional arrangements are available to individuals who held, or had applied for a 457 visa as at April 18, 2017, to allow them to apply for permanent residence under the old rules until March 18, 2022.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

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Brisbane

Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.

brisbaneinfo@fragomen.com

+61 7 3004 0500

+61 7 3004 0508

Level 15
300 Queen Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia
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Melbourne

Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.

melbourneinfo@fragomen.com

+61 3 9613 9333

+61 3 9613 9300

Level 26, 500 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
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Perth

Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.

perthinfo@fragomen.com

+61 8 9436 0333

+61 8 9436 0300

Level 10, 2 Mill Street
Perth, WA 6000
Australia
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Sydney

Fragomen (Australia) Pty Ltd.

sydneyinfo@fragomen.com

+61 2 8224 8555

+61 2 8224 8500

Level 19
201 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
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