2019 Australian Immigration News

2019 Australian Immigration News

Australian visa skillselect invitation round results May 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the latest SkillsSelect invitation round and similarly to Aprils invitation rounds, the number of invitations is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month! Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2019 – Invitation Process As in previous months; the highest ranked candidates by points …

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South Australia DAMA occupations list

DAMA Occupations List For South Australia Announced

South Australia has announced the list of approved occupations for sponsorship under the state’s Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the federal government. DAMAs assist employers in filling skilled and semi-skilled positions which are facing a labour shortage in a designated area. A DAMA offers greater access to occupations and concessions on other criteria when …

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Greece Australia Working Holiday Visa

Greece Added As Participant To Australia Working Holiday Visa Program

The Australian government has announced a bilateral agreement with Greece that will allow young Australians to work and study in Greece while also allowing young Greek citizens to travel to Australia on the popular working holiday visa. Five hundred places each will be available annually for young Australians and Greeks to visit each other’s country …

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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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australian points partner visa

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 Migration Cap

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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aged care or religious worker Australia visa

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 May 2019

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

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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