Year: 2017

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Top 11 IELTS Writing tips and tricks | IELTS Writing 7.5 in 7 days

Today I want to share IELTS Writing tips which I’ve accumulated by taking the IELTS test myself and helping to prepare my students who come to study in UK universities. Let’s get started. How can you prepare for the IELTS Writing section? You’ve probably heard that your essay should be well-structured, coherent and address all …

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2017 - 2018 Australian occupation ceilings

Australian 2017 – 2018 Occupation Ceiling

Each year the Australian government publishes their Australian Occupations Ceilings list. The Australian Occupations ceiling governs the number of invitations the government will issue to migrants applying for Australian Migration when applying using one of the Australian Occupations In Demand. If you are applying for An Australian visa, keep in mind that there is not …

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Occupations List And Legislative Instrument Conflicts Causing Confusion

Occupations List And Legislative Instrument Conflicts Causing Confusion

Since publishing the updated MLTSSL and STSOL occupations lists on the 1st July, we have had a number of comments from confused readers highlighting a conflict between the occupations listed on our lists (or the lists on the DIBP website) and the legislative instruments which govern the content of the list. Occupations lists / Legislative …

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2017-2018 Skilled Occupations Lists Announced

2017-2018 Skilled Occupations Lists Announced

Australia has announced the new skilled occupation list for the immigration intake program for the year 2017-18. The new occupation list takes effect on Saturday, 1st July 2017. Applicants for General Skilled Migration are required to nominate an eligible occupation from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.  Applicants for the following visas can choose an occupation …

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Victoria releases new Skilled Occupations List

Victoria Releases New Skilled Occupations List Effective 1st July

In November 2016, skilled visa applications for 11 ICT-related occupations were temporarily closed by the Victorian Government. This temporary halt was then extended through to 30 June 2017. The Victorian state government has now announced that from 1 July 2017, the Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program will reopen to applications for ICT occupations. The …

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Australian skilled visa age threshold

Australian 189 Skilled Independent Visa Age Threshold Lowered

The Australian Government has introduced new changes for the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visas resulting in applicants aged over 45 years will no longer qualify to apply under the 189 Skilled Visa Stream. New age ceiling for subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa The new requirement for applicants to be under age 45 will be implemented …

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Australia De Facto Visa Requirements

Australian De Facto Visa Tips To Prove Your Relationship

The Australian De Facto Visa is a popular visa for those overseas candidates who are in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen or permanent resident. To qualify for an Australian de facto visa, you need to provide evidence that you are in a ‘real’ relationship and not simply using the de facto status as …

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baby born in Australia citizenship residency status

Baby born in Australia – What is my babies Australian residency and Citizenship status?

Since giving birth to our own baby girl since migrating down under we’ve had a number of comments made on this associated post asking what the immigration status,  residency or citizenship status of their own  baby will be following the birth. With this in mind I thought I’d write up a quick article to summarise …

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457 visa changes latest

Australian 457 Visa Changes – FAQ

So since we announced the abolishment of the 457 visa on the 19th April, we’ve had literally hundreds of comments posted trying to seek additional information on clarification on the announcements. I’m a 457 holder, will I still be able to get PR?  My occupation is no longer on the list, can I still apply? What …

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AUSTRALIAN VISA COSTS FROM 1ST JULY 2017

Australian Visa Costs From 1st July 2017

The 2017-18 Federal Budget saw several changes announced to the immigration programme which will affect the cost of visa applications from 1 July. Additionally, information has also been provided regarding the changes forecasted to the training benchmark, which will affect 457 and 186 applications, and their sponsors, from March 2018. Increase to Australian Visa Application Charges …

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