2019 Australian Immigration News

2019 Australian Immigration News

Australian visa skillselect invitation round results October 2019

Skillselect Invitation Rounds – October 2019

It is almost with a sigh of release that the Australian Immigration has ‘almost’ returned to normality with 1500 invitations to apply for an Australian skilled independent visa issued during October, This is a big increase to the 100 invitations issued during both August and September this year. I can only hope that whatever backlog …

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Perth and Gold Coast Regional Australia Status

Perth And Gold Coast Get Regional Australia Status

Earlier this week we posted how the city of Perth in Western Australias was looking to re-acquire its status as a regional area rather than a big city in an attempt to encourage skilled migrants to move there. Announced today, from the 16th November 2019, both Perth and the Gold Coast in Queensland will be …

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Australian Computer society (acs) updates skillselect evaluation criteria

Australian Computer society (ACS) updates evaluation criteria

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has published a new version of their evaluation criteria. Though the changes do not appear significant, we’d still suggest you familiarise yourselves with the updated documents if the ACS will be playing a role in the completion of your Australian Skills assessment. The changes noted by the ACS are as …

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Perth WA Seeking Regional Australia Statu

Perth Seeking Return To Regional Australia Status

It was never the smartest decision by the WA premier, Mark McGowan to take Perth off the list of regions that the department of home affairs considered as regional Australia back in 2016. Past state governments of both political sides had worked so hard to attain that status and to surrender it for short term …

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New Australian Points Test Updates and Clarifications

New Australian Points Test – Updates and Clarifications

When The Australian migration department announced the New points test earlier this year, the Explanatory Statement included these paragraphs: This will ensure that primary applicants without a partner (singles) will be ranked equally to other primary applicants who have the same human capital attributes. If all other points claims are equal, invitations for points tested …

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South Australia Temporarily Closes State Nominated 190 visa Applications - Getting Down Under 2019 Australian Immigration News

489 Visa Replaced by 491 Visa – Will The 491 Visa Be A Better Option?

Yesterday saw the official end of the Australian 489 Visa with 11th September marking the day where no new EOIs would be accepted under this visa subclass. There will now be a gap until the 16 November 2019 when the Department of Home Affairs will introduce the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa …

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Australian Skilled Occupations List March 2020

Australian Skilled Occupations List To Be Revamped

This week, the Australian government commenced a review of the Australian skilled migration occupation lists with the updated lists due to be released in March 2020. On the heels of cutting down Australia’s immigration intake by 30,000 places in 2019/20 and with two new regional visas coming soon in November, the government commenced a review …

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New Australian Regional Visas Available From November 2019

New Regional Visas Available From November 2019

Before the new occupations list is released in March 2020, Australia is introducing two new regional visas requiring the visa holders to live and work in regional Australia. The Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa will be for skilled migrants sponsored by an employer in regional Australia while the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa will be …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results October 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – August 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the August 2019 Skillselect invitation round highlighting a worrying drop in the number of invitations offered. No explanation yet from the department of home affairs why such a drop from 1000 invites in July 2019. One possibility is that with around 20,000 undecided 189 applications currently lodged …

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NSW Government Adds Additional Selection Criteria For Skilled Candidates

NSW Government Adds Additional Selection Criteria For Skilled Candidates

NSW runs the skilled nominated migration (190) program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills needs. NSW’s position as an appealing destination for skilled migrants is confirmed beyond doubt by the significant demand shown for NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). In …

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