Year: 2013

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Happy New Year 2014

Hi Guys. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year! :yahoo: At time of typing, 2013 has nearly come to an end and by Australian Migration standards, 2013 has I think, been a relatively quiet year. We’ve had three changes in Australian Immigration ministers in the …

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VETASSESS Skills Assement Processing Delays

VETASSESS is one of the main skills assessment bodies utilised to assess wannabe migrants professional qualifications or vocational skills as part of their Australian migration application process. A recent letter from one of the managers at VETACESS highlights that there are ‘unusual delays’ in the current processing processing times with a current application with all …

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Investment Options Added For Significant Investor Visa

So if the press release issued last Friday is anything to go by, the Australian government is really starting to focus on widening the net to attract wealthy immigrants to Australia. Back in November we wrote about the government’s plans to fast track the significant visa application process, now it seems the government is looking …

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Highly Skilled Occupations Exempted From Labour Market Testing

The Australian Immigration department has announced that employers recruiting for ‘highly skilled occupations’ will be exempted from the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement and therefore will not need to advertise jobs in Australia before offering them to temporary foreign workers. In June 2013, Australia’s previous Labor government passed legislation which required Australian employers to advertise …

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Mechanical Engineer CDR Template

If you are a qualified mechanical engineer looking to emigrate to Australia then download this free Mechanical Engineer Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) template to help you get started. Our mechanical Engineer CDR will help you create your own CDR prior to submitted to Engineers Australia. We’re providing a copy of this CDR to help you better …

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Engineers Competency Evaluation Guide

If you’re an engineer looking to emigrate to Australia, then you are probably in the process of writing your Competency Demonstration Report. We’ve already uploaded a number of CDR templates to our site, however we thought that you may also find the attached document of interest. The engineer competency evaluation guide essentially details the qualities that an …

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Western Australian Population Surges With Australian Visa Holders

The population of Western Australia increased to 2.5 million people in March this year according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – with over 60% of the growth due to Australian visa holders. Western Australia is the country’s largest yet most remote state, meaning the state has relied on Australian visa …

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Australian Significant Investor Visa To Be Fast Tracked

The new Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison has said that he wants to fast-track 400 wealthy visa applicants for permanent residence. The 400 applicants have applied under the Significant investor visas (subclass 888) that we announced back in November last year. The immigration minister believes that, between the 400 applicants, they have about AUS$2bn to …

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Israel Now Eligible For Electronic Lodgement Of Australian Visas

Looking to visit Australia from Israel? If so, the whole process got that little bit easier. From tomorrow (14th November) Israeli citizens will have fast-tracked access to visas for short-term visits to Australia. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, senator Cash said with the addition of Israel to the list of eligible countries for …

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Student Visas To Be Streamlined

The Australian government announced last week measures to streamline the Australian student Visa. It is proposed that streamlined visa processing arrangements will be available to certain low immigration risk non-university education providers who offer Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degree courses. This would be an extension of the arrangements that have been available to the university …

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Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List

Just a heads up that the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014 on 28 October 2013. If you’re looking to apply via the State Nomination visa route, it’s important to remember that you must have an occupation on the WASMOL to …

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Australians Richest People

Australians the worlds richest people

There’s lots of benefits associated with moving to Australia? Sunny weather, a better lifestyle, beautiful beaches and the Aussie way of life but to name just a few. According to a new survey undertaken by company, Credit Suisse, you can add being ‘completely minted’ onto the list. According to the report released today, the median …

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