• Service: Private Enterprise, Private Companies, Immigration Services
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 10/08/2011

Migration Newsflash

Migration Newsflash
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Migration Newsflash: New Sponsor Accreditation Scheme 

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced the introduction of a sponsor accreditation scheme for certain standard business sponsors who qualify for priority processing arrangements.

Key insights

  • It is proposed that from 1 November 2011, sponsors can apply to be accredited by either lodging a new sponsorship application or by varying their current sponsorship.
  • Accreditation recognises that many Australian businesses have a long history of good dealings with DIAC and an excellent record of compliance with relevant laws.
  • The sponsorship agreement will last for 6 years.