May 17 , 2011 Stirling Henry Presentation

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May 17 , 2011 Stirling Henry Presentation

  1. 1. Tim Denney<br />General Manager<br />Stirling Henry Global Migration<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Stirling Henry Global Migration<br />Established in 1991 Stirling Henry specialises in corporate and skilled migration across all sectors of the Australian market<br />With a presence in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, Stirling Henry is able to provide personalised service wherever our clients are located<br />www.stirlinghenry.comfor detailed information<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  3. 3. Topics<br />Temporary Options in Australia<br />Australian Residence Options<br />Citizenship - advantages and disadvantages in obtaining dual or single citizenship (Australian focus)<br />Recent Australian Visa Changes<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  4. 4. Temporary Options in Australia<br />
  5. 5. ETA (Electronic Travel Authority)<br />Business Visitor or Tourist Visitor <br />Eligible nationalities include United States of America, Canada <br />Apply on-line or through a Travel Agent<br />Period of stay up to 3 months<br />Fee A$20<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  6. 6. eVisitor<br />Business Visitor or Tourist Visitor <br />Generally for Western Europeans<br />Apply on-line or through a Travel Agent<br />Period of stay up to 3 months<br />No fee<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  7. 7. 456 Visa<br />Business Visitor<br />Generally for individuals not eligible for an ETA or eVisitor<br />Apply in paper at relevant Australian mission<br />Processing time 1-2 weeks<br />Fee A$105<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  8. 8. Conditions of Business ETA, eVisitor & 456 Visa<br />Visas are intended for those travelling to Australia for business meetings, conferences and very limited work of a very urgent nature<br />Granted subject to condition 8112<br />Condition 8112 states that: 'The holder must not engage in work in Australia that might otherwise be carried out by an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident'<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  9. 9. What is ‘Work’ in Australia?<br />Work is defined in the Migration Regulations as:<br />“Work means an activity that, in Australia, normally attracts remuneration”<br />Hence it makes no difference if an individual will not be paid or will be paid in the future. What is important is the activity the individual is engaged in. If the activity normally receives remuneration then the activity is considered ‘work’<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  10. 10. Condition 8112 imposed on all Business Visitor Visas<br />The Department’s Policy Advice Manual (PAM) further outlines what condition 8112 permits.<br />8112 only permits employment in a skilled role that cannot be filled by an Australian for a maximum of 6 weeks <br />Employment may also occur in an emergency situation<br />When work is involved individuals should apply for the appropriate employment visa (usually 457 visa – hence the 457 visa may be valid from 1 day to 4 years)<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  11. 11. APEC Business Card<br />Through a single application form, the scheme allows accredited business people to obtain an APEC Business Travel Card for multiple short-term visits to other APEC economies over a three year period<br />
  12. 12. APEC Business Card<br />Participating Countries:<br />- Australia - Mexico <br />- Brunei - New Zealand <br />- China - Peru <br />- Chile - Philippines<br />- Hong Kong - PNG<br />- Indonesia - Singapore<br />- Japan - Taiwan<br />- Korea - Thailand<br />- Malaysia - Vietnam<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  13. 13. Temporary Residents in Australia (Work Visas)<br />Temporary Business Visas, Subclass 457<br />Entertainment Visas/Sports Visas<br />US Work & Holiday Visa<br />Occupational Trainee Visas<br />Exchange Visas<br />Visiting Academic<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  14. 14. 457 Visas<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  15. 15. US Work & Holiday Visa<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  16. 16. Residency Options<br />Employer Nomination Scheme<br />General Skilled Migration<br />Business Skills<br />Distinguished Talent<br />Family Stream<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  17. 17. Employer Nomination Scheme<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  18. 18. General Skilled Migration<br />Independent Migration<br />State Sponsored Migration<br />May include a points test<br />May include provisional visa stage – 3 years<br />Involves a skill assessment in approved occupation<br />Complex<br />New regime commencing July 1, 2011<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  19. 19. Business Skills <br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  20. 20. Distinguished Talent<br />This visa is designed for people who are internationally recognised for<br /> exceptional and outstanding achievement in:<br />a profession the arts<br />Sport research or academia<br />Must still be active in the field of expertise and will need an eligible person or<br />organisation to nominate the visa.<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  21. 21. Family Stream<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  22. 22. Australian Citizenship<br />In order to apply for Australian citizenship you must<br />have been immediately residing in Australia for 4 years,<br />including a minimum of 12 months as a permanent<br />resident.  <br />Also available citizenship by decent.<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  23. 23. Advantages of Australian CitizenshipAustralian Viewpoint<br />On an Australian perspective there are only positives to <br />acquiring citizenship including:<br />Eligible to apply for an Australian passport<br />Eligible to vote in Australian elections<br />Eligible to apply for all government jobs<br />Citizenship for children<br />Unable to lose citizenship status unless renounced<br />Dual citizenship<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  24. 24. Advantages of Australian CitizenshipAustralian Viewpoint<br />Many benefits also become available on obtaining permanent<br />residence including:<br />Medicare (Australian national health scheme) benefits permitted on lodgement<br />Children eligible for subsidised education on approval<br />Social security benefits after a qualifying period<br />Freedom of employment<br />Freedom to buy and sell property without restriction<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  25. 25. Disadvantages of Australian CitizenshipAustralian Viewpoint<br />Loss of Tax Benefit<br />Living Away from Home Allowance (tax free allowance for eligible temporary visa holders) ceases the day you apply for Australian residence<br />Accordingly, from an Australian viewpoint, there is no disadvantage in<br />obtaining Australian citizenship as the tax benefit has already ceased on<br />applying for permanent residence<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  26. 26. Recent Australian Visa Changes<br /><ul><li>End of any work on Business ETAs, eVisitor and 456 visas in 2012
  27. 27. Introduction of a new Short Stay Activity Visa in 2012
  28. 28. 1 July 2011 new General Skilled Migration regime commences
  29. 29. Announcement of an invitation to apply be required for GSM applicants in 2012 (details to follow)
  30. 30. Big project 457 concessions in 2012 (details to follow)</li></ul>Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />
  31. 31. Contact Details<br />Legal Information<br />Copyright Stirling Henry Global Migration<br />Migration Agent Registration Number: 9684856<br />www.mara.gov.au<br />Discussion & Reception: Global & Mobile – Options for Australians & Americans in Both Countries, May 17, 2011<br />Tim Denney<br />Stirling Henry Global Migration<br />tim.denney@stirlinghenry.com<br />www.stirlinghenry.com<br />

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