Brits in Spain:  What Will Happen In A No-Deal Brexit?

Officially there are over 300,000 Brits in Spain, living there full-time. However, many do not register, and so it is estimated that the actual number is far higher – it is likely that between 800,000 and a million live in Spain.  Whatever the number a no-deal Brexit could cause major problems for Brits in Spain as well as a significant impact on Spain’s economy if there were to be a major exodus of British expats.
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On A Skilled Visa? The Government May Request Access To Your Tax Affairs

Those applying for or holding a skilled Australian visa may have to provide information about their tax affairs to the Government. Interstaff set out the rule changes and the implications. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 20 December, 2018 If you are on a skilled visa or applying for one you may be interested to know that as a result of recent legislative changes, the Government can now request your Tax File Number to cross match your
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Plans To Cut Australia’s Permanent Migration Intake: PM, Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is calling on State Premiers to prepare individual population policies for their state with an aim to reduce Australia’s permanent migration intake of 190,000 migrants per year. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 3 December, 2018   Australia’s permanent migration intake is historically reviewed by the Department of Home Affairs as a national figure, however as mentioned in our previous article, the Government may move to a region by region approach to acknowledge the
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Changes to Australian Skilled Migration

We have certainly seen a number of changes to Australia’s migration landscape since Interstaff was first established in 1988 three decades ago. One of the most significant changes recently has been the replacement of the 457 Visa scheme with the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa.   Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 11 December, 2018   The 457 Visa program was historically the most commonly used program to sponsor skilled overseas workers for temporary work
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Australia Visa Refusals Up: What Every Applicant Needs To Know

Migrating to Australia has become more complex than ever with statistics showing visa refusals increased by 46% in 2017-18. As part of their 30 year anniversary special, Interstaff takes a closer look into how the growing refusal rate is impacting individuals wanting to live and work in Australia, as well as businesses requiring migration solutions. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 11 December, 2018 Australia’s increased focus on visa integrity In 2017-18, Australia granted permanent residence to
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An Expat’s Guide To Cost Of Living In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia covering costs related to renting and buying a home, utilities, food and drink, getting around in a car or on public transport, as well as childcare and education costs.  We have created a series of articles to help those planning to move to Australia to assess how the costs compare with what they are used to. Taken from an article written by
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The Cost of Food & Drink, Recreation And Entertainment In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs of food & drink, recreation and entertainment. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   Food & Drink As with many other items, the prices of food and drink items vary across Australia. On average, a person can expect to spend anywhere between AUD 250-350 per month (higher in major cities – see table below) on food
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How Much Does Buying Or Renting Property Cost In Australia

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to renting and buying a home and utilities. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   According to some media reports, housing prices in Australia have consistently fallen between 2017 and 2018, particularly in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart. Prices have gone up however in Adelaide, Darwin and Canberra. Despite the downturn in
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What Is The Cost Of Getting Around In Australia?

In her article Swati Iyer looks at the cost of living in Australia.  Here we cover the costs related to using public transport and running a car in Australia. Taken from an article written by Swati Iyer for Instarem   How Much Does Public Transport Cost In Australia? Many cities in Australia have reliable and efficient public transport services. As a whole, Australia’s people and its economy are highly reliant on its well-developed road network. Canberra,
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