May 2017

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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 […] More

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    IELTS Reading – Super Skills 5!

    Join Jay for IELTS Reading practice! Learn the proven methods! IELTS Reading – Super Skills 5! Did you find this video useful? Please let us know in our comments below. More

  • 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 […] More

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    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 […] More

  • 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 […] More


    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 […] More

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    2017 – 2018 Skilled Migration Intake Announced

    Today, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced his annual budget to Parliament which included a couple of items of interest to people looking to emigrate to Australia. An annual foreign worker levy of $1,200 to $1,800 per annum will be applied to employers of temporary foreign workers, whereas employers of permanent skilled workers will be levied a […] More