Month: February 2010

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Australian skilled migrants are highly paid professionals

Almost 90 per cent of temporary skilled migrants who were granted Subclass 457 visas in 2009-10 to date are managers and professional workers, new figures show. The average total salary package for all new Australian temporary skilled migrant workers is almost $100,000 – an increase of $10,000 on the same time last year. The highest …

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General Skilled Migration changes and their impact on international students

The Australian Minister for Immigration yesterday announced significant changes to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program. Changes include: Cap and Cease of offshore GSM applications lodged before 1 September 2007 A new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) to come into effect in mid 2010 Abolition of the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Revocation of Critical …

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Wanted Down Under Series 5 – How to Apply for Series 5 of Wanted Down Under

Wanted Down under Series 4 and Wanted Down Under revisited have finally come to an end and like many other episodes of Wanted Down Under its caused a bit of a stir with our visitors. As Getting Down Under sounds similar to the title of the popular BBC show I’ve found that many of our …

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Changes to the General Skilled Migration Program Annouced

Today, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced a number of changes to the General Skilled Migration program.  Let’s look at the key changes. We’ll cover these changes in more detail further on in this article. Offshore General Skilled Migration Visa Applications made before the 1st September 2007 will be capped and …

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TRA Job Ready Program – Further Details Released

Further information on the requirements for the TRA job ready program has become available. The job ready program applies to people living in Australia who wish to apply for skills assessment in a trade occupation. Stage 1: Provisional Skills Assessment The provisional skills assessment requires applicants to show 6 months of work experience, 6 minimum …

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Australian Spouse Visas – 12 Costly Misconceptions to Avoid

This article describes the evidence required for making a successful Australian spouse visa application, the need for independent and critical thinking away from non-professional and or inexperienced advisers, best ways to speed up processing of an application, how to deal with a poor immigration history and why you do not always need to live together for 12 months before you apply for or start the preparation to apply for an Australian spouse visa as well as several other useful tips and hints on how to select the best professional adviser. Spouse visas are impossible to obtain unless you have a joint bank account or lease …

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Skilled Independent Migration Visa

Processing migration visa applications for migrants moving to Australia. Skilled Independent Migration Visa is one of the categories within the General Skilled Migration or Skilled Visa group which can be applied for both on-shore or from within Australia or off-shore or applicant is not in Australia. The General Skilled Migration caters to those who are not sponsored by an employer and the applicant applies on the strength of his own qualification in this type of visa.

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7 Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Moving Your Pension To Australia

Pension Transfers are not the most exciting part of emigrating to Australia. It certainly won’t have you jumping for joy like when you finally get your visa in your hand, but when you realise that what you could save on tax by having correct, timely advise could be more than all your other emigration costs put together, you’ll realise it’s time to think very seriously about making the most of transferring your UK pension to Australia.

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