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Banking in Australia

Banking in Australia

Banking in Australia Opening a bank accountOpening a bank account is more straight forward than you might think. Thanks to the high volume of migrants studying and working in Australia, most major Australian banks offer new migrant services to help you make the...

Apply for TFN

Apply for TFN

Apply for a Tax File Number As a temporary visa holder, permanent migrant or temporary visitor, you can apply for your Australian Tax File Number (TFN) after arriving in Australia. Applying for a tax file number You can apply for a tax file number online if you meet...

Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders

Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders

Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders The Australian Government is carrying forward initiatives to assist temporary visa holders during the coronavirus crisis. These initiatives aim to provide some flexibility in relation to further visa applications and adjust visa...

482 Visa Holders Affected by Coronavirus

482 Visa Holders Affected by Coronavirus

457 & 482 Visa Holders & Coronavirus The major groups of sponsored visa holders have 457 and 482 visas. The conditions on these two visas are similar but not identical. Both visas have cancellation provisions where employment is terminated. But both also allow...

Extended Hours

Extended Hours

COVID-19 Extended Trading Hours We have extended our trading hours to help answer any of your visa and COVID-19 related questions. ASM is open for business and here to help. We have extended our trading hours until 9 pm, for your convenience during this uncertain...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update UPDATED: 25th March 2020 (MIA) The Department of Home Affairs, The Government and MIA are working through issues relating to temporary visa holders attempting to find solutions. The recent measures to combat COVID-19 have been felt by all Australians:...

Coronavirus Update – Visa holders & Applicants

Coronavirus Update – Visa holders & Applicants

Coronavirus Update UPDATED: 28th February (Department of Home Affairs) The Department of Home Affairs has released some important informaiton for visa holders and visa applicants. Find out more about the below: Students in Australia Visa holders in Australia Visa...

Skilled Occupation List Review

Skilled Occupation List Review

The Australian Government has recently launched a major review into theSkilled Occupation List for Australian Migration. The Skill Occupation Lists are currently linked to the Subclass 482, 186, 187, 189, 190, 489, 491, 494 and other skilled visas. The Australian...