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    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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    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

  • 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

  • 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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

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    MLTSSL -Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

    MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

    The MTSSL or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List is a list, published by the Australian government, of occupations that qualify for consideration as part of an Applicants Australian Visa Application. If you are looking to emigrate to Australia under one of the permanent skilled Visa Schemes, you will need to have an occupation […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 2017 - 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

    2017 – 2018 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

    UPDATE 1st July 2017 – The 2017-2018 List has been updated since this post was published – See THIS POST for the new List effective from 1st July 2017 The 2017 – 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been published with approximately 200 occupations being removed from what was the 2016 – 2017 SOL […] More