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27 Jun 2017

DIBP have announced that that, on 1 July 2017, a number of changes will come into effect to some the of the permanent visas.

This includes the changes below for ENS (Subclass 186) and RSMS (Subclass 187)
- raising English language requirements to “competent” for all app...

15 Jun 2017

To qualify for a skilled visa subclass 189  you firstly need to nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)



6 Jun 2017

As we approach the end of the financial year (30 June) visa approvals for General Skilled Migration (GSM) slow down significantly. GSM visas include applications for the following visa subclasses:

  • Skilled Independent (subclass 189); and 

  • Skilled Nominated (subc...

6 Jun 2017

Another change that has recently been announced was the reduction in age for the primary applicant for a Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa. The change is effective 1 July 2017

Applicants will need to be under 45 years of age when the invitation to apply for t...

5 Jun 2017

The new visa pathway will be available as a new stream within the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa from 1 July 2017. The pathway is for New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa (SCV) holders who were usually resident in Australia on or before 19 February...

4 Jun 2017

If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Skilled–Independent category or the Skilled sponsored category, you will be assessed against a points test.

Points are awarded for:

  • Age

  • English language ability

  • Australian work experience

  • Overseas work exp...

2 Jun 2017

On 19 April 2017, the:

  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument

  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the p...

2 Jun 2017

The TSS visa will be made up of two streams, with the following criteria and restrictions to apply: 

Short-term stream

  • For occupations on the STSOL

  • Granted for a maximum term of two years

  • Visa can be renewed onshore once only

  • Applicant must demonstrate...

2 Jun 2017

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced significant changes to employer sponsored skilled migration visas. The first is the establishment of the subclass 457 visas in favour of the new Temporary Skills Shortage visa (TSS visa). Significant changes have al...

1 Jun 2017

In Australia, migration agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). In Australia it is illegal, apart from a few exemptions, to give migration advice unless you are registered. If you don’t use a registered migration...

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Abolishment of subclass 457 visa

June 2, 2017

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