2017 Australian Immigration News

2017 Australian Immigration News

Occupations List And Legislative Instrument Conflicts Causing Confusion

Occupations List And Legislative Instrument Conflicts Causing Confusion

Since publishing the updated MLTSSL and STSOL occupations lists on the 1st July, we have had a number of comments from confused readers highlighting a conflict between the occupations listed on our lists (or the lists on the DIBP website) and the legislative instruments which govern the content of the list. Occupations lists / Legislative …

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2017-2018 Skilled Occupations Lists Announced

2017-2018 Skilled Occupations Lists Announced

Australia has announced the new skilled occupation list for the immigration intake program for the year 2017-18. The new occupation list takes effect on Saturday, 1st July 2017. Applicants for General Skilled Migration are required to nominate an eligible occupation from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.  Applicants for the following visas can choose an occupation …

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Victoria releases new Skilled Occupations List

Victoria Releases New Skilled Occupations List Effective 1st July

In November 2016, skilled visa applications for 11 ICT-related occupations were temporarily closed by the Victorian Government. This temporary halt was then extended through to 30 June 2017. The Victorian state government has now announced that from 1 July 2017, the Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program will reopen to applications for ICT occupations. The …

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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 …

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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 …

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AUSTRALIAN VISA COSTS FROM 1ST JULY 2017

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 …

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2017 - 2018 Skilled Migration Intake Announced - 2017 2018 Australian Migration Intake 1 - Getting Down Under 2017 Australian Immigration News

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 …

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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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australia migration planned changes

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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