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    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

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    Australia State And Territory Nomination

    Since 1 July 2012, SkillSelect is the only way you can be nominated by a state or territory government for skilled migration. Since May 2013, state and territory governments across Australia have nominated almost 20 000 intending migrants and more than 10000 of those have been granted a visa. SkillSelect provides an effective way for […] More

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    The Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

    The Australian Skills Occupations List or SOL as it is better known is a really useful tool for giving people who want to migrate to Australia a clear idea of just what skills are in short supply here over the next three to five years. You can check if your skills are needed in Australia […] More

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    Australia Working Holiday Visa – An Overview

    Australia working holiday visas allows working holiday makers to have an extended holiday in Australia by supplementing their travel funds through incidental employment. A working holiday visa for Australia allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, however it’s important to note that your aim must be to holiday in Australia with […] More

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    Australian Skills Assessments – Do you have what it takes?

    Australia is the only country in the world that has a pre-migration skills assessment scheme with the aim being to help you find out if you have the necessary skills and qualifications to work in your nominated occupation once you arrive in Australia. The skills assessment scheme has achieved encouraging results for skilled migrants in […] More

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    How To Prepare And Present Work Reference Letters On Your CDR

    Prospective CDR applicants seem to be a little confused or not very sure about how to prepare and present work reference letters as part of your CDR. These work reference letters are required by Engineers Australia for Additional Assessment under the new points test which became effective on 1 July 2011. T The reference letters […] More

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    Do I need to complete the IELTS test?

    I’ve noticed a recurring question keeps popping up in our forums about the IELTS test. IELTS or the International English Language Testing System measures a persons ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – a key requirement for folks who intend to study, work and generally […] More

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    How much does it cost to use a Migration Agent?

    Going it alone or choosing to use a Migration Agent is often one of the first questions people ask themselves when looking to migrate to Australia. One of the benefits of doing everything yourselves is the costs, however for some, getting an Australian Immigration Agent to do the leg work for you is the preferred, […] More

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    Is Australia a Racist Country?

    So before I even begin to tackle this sensitive subject, let me give you a little context behind the purpose of this article. Today the federal government said the Indian media is unlikely to show restraint when reporting on alleged racism in Australia. India’s foreign ministry has called on its media to exercise restraint when […] More

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    Employer Sponsored Workers – Attestation FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions – Attestation On 1 April 2009, the Minster for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans announced a requirement for sponsors to attest in writing that they have a strong record of, or a demonstrated commitment to employing local labour  and non-discriminatory employment practices. What the heck is an attestation? Attestation is the […] More

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    High risk or low risk country? Which are you?

    When migrating to Australia your country of Origin can have a significant impact on the speed in which your Visa application is processed. The Australian Department of immigration classify certain countries as either  a  low risk  or high risk country. If your country is a high risk country then it’s nothing to be offended about. […] More

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