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Changes to Immigration SA's General Skilled Migration (GSM) state nomination policies

Changes to Immigration SA’s General Skilled Migration Policies

Immigration SA’s GSM application forms will be released on Wednesday 4th December and a news item will be posted when the application system is open. Immigration SA is introducing some changes to its General Skilled Migration (GSM) state nomination policies. With the introduction of the new Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa and the changes …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results November 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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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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489 Visa Replaced by 491 Visa - Will The 491 Visa Be A Better Option? - Australian State Sponsored 491 Visa - Getting Down Under Skilled Visa

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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