Sed Crest
Crest Migration

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Gold Coast Office
Ph. +61 (7) 5592 0164
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Shop 5 Lido Arcade
Entry through AGC Property
3153 Sufers Paradise Boulevard
Surfers Paradise
QLD 4217

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The following questions were asked by the BEN Network members;

1. Sed what get’s you out of bed every morning, both professionally and personally?

It is the opportunity to be challenged, improve my skills or build on my knowledge is what makes me love coming to work each morning. On a personal level, it is beauty of not knowing the day holds for me – whom I might meet or what new idea I may discover – that makes me want to leap out of bed each morning.

2. Can you please define what it is that you do?

I am the principal of Crest Migration, a Surfers Paradise boutique firm of three that provides immigration legal advice to businesses and families all over the world. Mainly I prepare and lodge permanent residence applications, but also do visa refusal appeals as well as all types of visas except protection visas.

3. How do you achieve this?

I focus on knowing exactly what the law says as well as what policy provides. I also relish any opportunity to learn from my peers in my profession. In terms of day to day activities, I always need to focus on prioritising my client needs so the business can deliver the best possible advice and service.

4. Sed what do you think defines your value?

My best value lies in the fact that I am always honest with my clients and think creatively to find solutions to complex problems.

5. Sed can you  describe your ideal Client type/attributes

My ideal client is a middle-sized business that is well-organised, has a clear point of contact who is a clear communicator (both in writing and verbally) and respond quickly to my requests.

NEWS | Visa | Information | July 5, 2017 

By: Sed Crest

There is still a large number of occupations for PR in regional areas.

The Australian government changed the occupation lists for employer-sponsored visas again on 1 July 2017. The new occupation lists apply to 457 temporary employer-sponsored visas as well as permanent residence visa applications such as the 186 visa. The occupation list for the 187 visa, which means immediate permanent residence is still a long list.

The occupation list for sponsored employment in regional locations in Australia (the 187 visa) is still very long and includes a long list of diverse occupations including hairdresser, cook and fitness centre manager. The regional areas can be very surprising as Carrara and parts of Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast are considered regional. The 187 visa does not require a skill assessment, which can be a long and uncertain process. The 187 visa requires competent English (IELTS 6 or equivalent) and the applicant must be below 45 years of age.

The temporary employer-sponsored visa, the 457 visa, will continue until March 2018 when the government has announced it will replace this visa with a similar visa called the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. There are now two occupation lists relevant for the 457 and 186 visas. These occupation lists will change every 6 months at the beginning of July and the in December. The MLTSSL occupation list is a short list and only available for a small number of occupations, but can lead to permanent residence. The STSOL occupation list is only for temporary employer-sponsored visas for up to two years and does not lead to permanent residence.

We often advise our clients our clients to find an employer in a regional location to sponsor their immediate permanent residence visa application through the 187 visa as this is usually the fastest and least-expensive pathway to permanent residence.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us by email or call us on +61 7 5592 0164.