Month: April 2017

How long to get an Australian Visa

What Are My Chances Of Getting An Australian Visa

So you’ve got an occupation on one of the Australian Skilled Occupations Lists. You have registered an Expression Of Interest (EOI) with Skillselect and you’re now left waiting to see if you’ll get that sought after an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa. As a skilled migrant, you’re probably already familiar with the Australian points test …

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Moving Pets To Australia

Eleven Tips to Help You Safely Transport Your Pet to Australia

If you are thinking of moving your pet to Australia, the most important fact that you need to remember is that the entire procedure can be an expensive one and requires that you navigate through a few controls and restrictions. This article provides 11 steps which guide you through the various stages involved in moving your pet to Australia and, hopefully, save you time, hassle and money.

457 to PR - Options after March 2018

Existing 457 Visa holders – Can I Still Get PR?

It’s fair to say, the recent announcement that the current 457 Visa system will be scrapped, has caused some concern and angst for 457 Visa holders hoping to gain Permanent Residency (PR) at the end of the 457 Period. We’ve had various comments in response to our recent articles including questions along the lines of …

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Planned Australia Visa Changes – April 2017 – March 2018

So it’s been a big week as far as Australian Immigration news is concerned and we’ve had quite a few questions posted on our forums and in the article comments in relation to when certain changes will come into effect. With this in mind and with input from one of the recently published fact sheets, we …

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TSS Visa - Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

TSS – Temporary Skill Shortage Visa – How It Works

The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa is the name of the visa which (as of today) replaces the now defunct Australian 457 Visa. As we announced yesterday, the Turnball government has chosen to axe the old 457 Visa scheme citing abuse of the scheme by Australian businesses. Ultimately, the view from the Australian Government is that …

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Jobs Removed From The 2016 - 2017 SOL

Jobs Removed From The Australian Skilled Occupations List

List of removed occupations Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation on 19 April 2017 are listed below. For the list of vacancies qualifying for skilled sponsorship from 1st July 2017, see here: 2017 – 2018 SOL Occupation ANZSCO Code Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511 Actor 211111 Actors, Dancers …

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2017 - 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

2017 – 2018 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

PLEASE NOTE THIS OCCUPATIONS LIST HAS BEEN REPLACED AND IS NO LONGER VALID – For the most current list of Australian occupations in demand. Please CLICK HERE. The 2017 – 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been published with approximately 200 occupations being removed from what was the 2016 – 2017 SOL The updated …

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457 Visa To Be Abolished – Replaced With New TSS Visa

Today, (18 April 2017), the Australian Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. Introducing the TSS Visa Program The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years …

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Australian Occupations SOL Reaching Ceiling

Occupation Groups Nearing Their Occupation Ceilings

An occupation ceiling is a limit on the number of invitations that can be issued through SkillSelect each year. They are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation. Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation. …

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Occupations Ceiling Reached For Engineering and Computer Related Roles

Occupations Ceiling Reached For Engineering and Computer Related Roles

Each year, the Australian Government sets occupation ceilings for each occupation class meaning that if a job appears on the Skilled Occupations list for that year, you qualify to apply for an Australian Visa, but only until the number allocated for each occupation type has been fully utilised. This ensures that there is a reasonable …

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Queensland State Government Suspends Skilled Visa Nominations

Queensland State Government Suspends Skilled Visa Nominations

As we begin to venture closer to the end of the current migration intake year (1st July 2016 – 30 June 2017), Australian states are starting to see their allocation ceilings for certain visa types being filled. Yesterday, Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) announced that they have temporarily suspended the acceptance of all applications …

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Engineering jobs 2017 - 2018 SOL

Will Engineering Jobs Be On The 2017 – 2018 SOL?

We have a lot of engineers visiting getting down under and many will be wondering if Engineering will appear on the 2017 – 2018 Skilled Occupations List (SOL). Yesterday we wrote about the methodology used by the Australian Government’s Department of Education to select occupations which will appear on the Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL). …

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