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23-04-2019
New Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa Even though it will not come into effect until 16 November 2019 , the legislation for the new visa is now available. This is great news as it will allow people to really plan for the end of the year. There are still some gaps in the information (such as what the occupation list will look like) but here are the highlights. There will be a new definition for what is a regional area in Australia and this will apply to all references to a regional area, including the points allocated for regional study in Australia. The area appears to be… Далее
09-04-2019
The Migration program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2019-20. The total program is broken down into the following streams: Skill – designed to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia. The majority of the places in the program are in the Skill stream (108,682 places in 2019-20, 69.5 per cent of the program). Family – is predominately made up of Partner visas,… Далее
18-03-2019
On 11 March Immigration introduced a number of new occupation lists affecting General Skilled and Employer-sponsored migration. This update follows a review and consultation period with the Department of Jobs and Small Business, to ensure that 'the entry of skilled foreign workers to Australia remains carefully calibrated to Australia's needs'. There is great news for the sciences, as a number of occupations in this area have been added to the Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL). This makes skilled independent migration possible for Life Scientists, Biotechnologists,… Далее
07-03-2019
It has been announced on March the 4th that the new five-year sponsored parent visa, the Parent (Temporary) (870) visa, will be open for applications from 17 April 2019. Who is eligible for the temporary Sponsored Parent visa? To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. Unlike the permanent Parent visa options there is no Balance of Family test as part of the application process. Sponsorship applications can be made from 17 April… Далее
28-02-2019
A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) report, shared by the Migration Institute of Australia, implies a staggering $7 million dollars has potentially been taken by the Australian Government for Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) nomination applications that went nowhere. The FOI report shows the number of TSS nominations that have been refused or withdrawn under a standard business sponsorship between 14 August 2018 and 31 December 2018, with a shocking 2324 failed applications over a 4-month period. This money has been generated via the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy, a fee… Далее
19-02-2019
The latest survey by US News and World Report reiterates the status of Australia as one of the best nations for immigrant aspirants. In this survey, Australia has been ranked among the 10 nations globally for Quality of life & Citizenship. Australia has always been an attraction for individuals seeking PR Visa and Citizenship in an advanced nation. It has time and again proved to the best nation for obtaining Permanent Residency status. The US News and World Report hold a survey annually. This is into 80 nations globally and interviews 20,000 plus citizens. The survey ranks… Далее
07-02-2019
Mid-year update to the Immigration SA occupation lists Immigration SA has conducted a mid-year review of its occupation lists - the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL), with some limited changes as a result (Note: the lists undergo greater change at each new program year). Changes will take effect on the afternoon of 11 February 2019. Four occupations have been changed to 489 provisional visa only for offshore applicants and this change is effective immediately. Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program… Далее

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