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Designation Area Migration Agreements

Permanent Residency Options Available for low skilled migrants

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years. From cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics, low skilled migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s permanent …

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Plans To Settle New Migrants In Regional Australia

Plans To Settle New Migrants In Regional Australia

The Federal Government has unveiled a plan that will settle new migrants in regional areas for up to five years after their arrival in Australia. Minister for Population and Cities, Alan Tudge laid out his plans to bust congestion in Australia’s biggest cities- Melbourne and Sydney It was first reported in August this year that …

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Australian Skilled Visa Points Change

Australian Skilled Visa Point Increase

The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton has introduced a new legislative instrument which will increase the minimum points required for skilled visa applications from 60 points to a new minimum of 65. Australia Skilled Visa Point Increase Details minimum points required increased from 60 to 65 points, …

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New Australian Global Talent Scheme Available from 1st July 2018

New Australian Global Talent Scheme Available from 1st July 2018

The Australian Government has announced that a new Global Talent Scheme will come into effect from 1st July 2018 and will be trialled for one year. The new visa is designed to attract highly skilled workers from around the globe. It is believed that the new visa will attract people with exceptional technical skills and talent, which can …

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arch 2018 457 Visa Updates

March 2018 457 Visa – What It Means To You

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has published some additional clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018. These include further details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa. 2018 TSS visa updates TSS applications require …

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Jobs Removed From The 2016 - 2017 SOL

Changes Announced To The MLTSSL and STSOL Lists

On the 17th January 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) released updates to the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) Here is a summary of the changes announced: Occupations added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) Property Manager ANZSCO 612112 (caveats apply) Psychotherapist …

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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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