May 2011

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  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Skilled Migrants Will Need To Seek Permission Before lodging Application

    A radical new item of Australian visa legislation has been announced, with independent skilled migrants set to have to ask permission before lodging their application as of July, 2012. From July 2012, any skilled migrants applying for an Australian visa will have to lodge an online expression of interest and wait to receive an invitation […] More

  • Australia Australia The Land Down Under

    Quarterly Aussie and Kiwi dollar updates

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars have not exactly kept in step with each other in the last three months but the AUD/NZD exchange rate today is exactly where it was in late February and mid-April. Both currencies have appreciated against the pound by about 5.5% over the period. Sterling has fallen by a net […] More

  • Australia Approves TOEFL Test Scores for Student Visas - Application, chris bowen, english language assessment, immigration-and-citizenship, student visa applicants, toefl test scores - Optimized blue ocean1

    Australia Approves TOEFL Test Scores for Student Visas

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced last week that all international students who wish to study in Australia can now use TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application. The TOEFL test is created by non-profit educational assessment and research organisation, Educational Testing Service (ETS). This announcement represents a significant change for […] More