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Australian Visa skilled select invitation rounds.

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – April 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the latest SkillsSelect invitation round and compared to previous invitation rounds the number of invites issued to candidates who have submitted an EOI appears considerably lower than previous months with only 110 invitations issued versus 1500 issued During March Skills Select Invitation Rounds – April 2019 – Invitation …

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Australia Partner Visa Changes April 2019

Partner and Parent Sponsor Changes effective April 17

From 17 April 2019, a family sponsor will need to be approved before a visa can be lodged. The biggest effect will likely be to applicants looking to lodge applications onshore while holding a temporary visa while in Australia. As is often the case with legislative changes; the sponsorship processing times remain uncertain at this stage, …

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Australia Skilled Migration Points – Changes On The Way

Changes coming into effect from November 2019 will affect applicants with a partner and single applicants. These changes will prioritise applicants who are single or whose partner can demonstrate competent English. The changes will impact subclass 189 and 190 visas. From November 2019, the points test will be adjusted to award additional points to the …

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Australian Visa skilled select invitation rounds.

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – March 2019

The Australian Government has released the results of their latest invitation round with 1500 invitations to apply for an Australian visa issued between February and March. As in previous months, the average number of points required to receive an Australian Visa was relatively high with candidates applying under the 189 Visa stream requiring a minimum …

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Australian Government Slashes Visa Places By 15 Percent

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced this week that permanent migration will be capped at 160,000 for the next four years which represents a 15 per cent decrease compared to the previous levels of 190,000 places He also announced that two new regional visas for skilled workers will be introduced that will reportedly cover 23,000 …

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New Australian Visa Opportunities For Aged Care and Religious Workers

The Australian government has announced two new labour agreements that it claims will support the country’s multicultural communities. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman unveiled the labour agreements for the aged care sector and religious institutions last Thursday. Aged Care Worker Visa Opportunities The new agreement for the aged care sector …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results

January 2019 Australian Visa Invitation Rounds

The Australian immigration department has released the results of it’s latest invitation rounds for skilled visa applicants and as was the case last month, the minimum pass mark required from a points perspective is quite high. During the January invitation rounds, 2500 invitations were issued; 1490 of these to applicants applying under the skilled independent …

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Three Year Working Holiday Visa From 1st July

Are you looking to visit Australia on a working holiday visa? From the 1st July 2019,  for subclass 417 and 462 employed, working holiday visa holders, if you undertake 6-months of work in a specified regional area during your second year working in Australia, you will be able to apply to stay in Australia for …

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117 Occupations Open for Migrants Willing To Migrate To The Northern Territory

117 Occupations Open for Migrants Willing To Migrate To The Northern Territory

From cooks to family day care workers and motor mechanics. A number of skilled migrants who might not have ordinarily qualified for a life in Australia will now be able to apply for Australian Permanent Residency. (PR). The Northern Territory government has opened its door to skilled migrants across 117 occupations and has offered a …

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Mid-year update to the Immigration SA occupation lists

Mid-year update to South Australias Occupation Lists

The team responsible for South Australian Australiam immigration intake has conducted a mid-year review of its occupation lists – the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL). Changes will take effect on the afternoon of 11 February 2019. Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year ANZSCO …

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2019 Australian Citizenship

2019 Australian Citizenship Test – Planned Changes

The subject of Australian Citizenship has been a bone of contention for the Australian Government who has been trying to introduce changes to the Australian citizenship law that, amongst other things, would see permanent residents waiting for a longer period before they can apply for citizenship. The Australian Government announced an overhaul of the Australian …

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