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Australia Points Test Changes – November 2019

We briefly wrote about the planned changes to the Australian Points test back in early April, however, following the publication of the legislative documents supporting the changes we can now go into a little more detail about what these changes may mean for overseas candidates looking to emigrate to Australia. The changes are relevant to …

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South Australia to close for new state nominations from 24th June For State Nomination

South Australia To Close For New State Nominations From 24th June

The South Australian government has announced that to complete system updates for the new program year they will be closing the General Skilled Migration (GSM) state nomination 190/489 application system from 9 am on Monday 24 June. The full announcement is below: To complete system updates for the new program year Immigration SA will be …

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Living In Western Australia – Orientation Videos

The Western Australian government has recently published a number of online orientation videos to help newly arrived skilled migrants and their families establish their new lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from schooling, playgroups, finances and transportation. We’ve included the current videos below for your viewing pleasure. Welcome and …

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How To Avoid Hiring A Dodgy Migration Agent

Although I made my move to Australia without the services of an Australian Migration agent, many others wannabe Aussies choose to engage their services. If you are considering seeking professional help, I can not stress enough; the importance of seeking the services of an agent registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). I wrote …

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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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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 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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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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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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