Australia Work Visa Blog and Articles

Australia Work Visa and Immigration news and blogs from the Migration Experts - Sellanes Clark

Latest Articles

Fostering Integration Grants – A Plan To Help Migrants Succeed

 October 19, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


Fostering Integration Grants – A Plan To Help Migrants Succeed On September 18th 2018, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon David Coleman MP, announced the introduction of the Commonwealth Government’s $5 million Fostering...

South Australia and New South Wales update State Lists – Special Conditions Imposed

 September 27, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


South Australia and New South Wales update State Lists – Special Conditions Imposed Updated state occupation lists have recently been announced by South Australia and by New South Wales, to cover the 2018/2019 year. Each records changes ...

NSW Announces 2018 - 2019 Skills List

 August 10, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


Immigration Alert: NSW Announces 2018 – 2019 Skills List Did you know that a successful state nomination can add five additional points to the overall points score of an applicant for a permanent visa? As with all other state and territory governments throughout Australia, the New South Wales Government, in conjunction with...

SAF Levy Starts 12 August 2018

 August 06, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


  Skilling Australians Fund levy commences August 12th 2018 Passed by the Australian Senate some months ago, the Skilling Australians Fund Charges Act (The Act) has now been made into law and will commence formally on August 12th 2018. The Act relates to a ‘nomination training contribution charge’ which, under...

Visa Changes - 1st July Updates

 July 16, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


July 1 brings more changes to General Skilled Migration Visas On July 1st, 2018, the Government introduced significant changes to eligibility requirements for some permanent skilled visas, claiming that the modifications have been designed to “better...

Visa Refusal - Not Always the Final Decision

 July 14, 2018  ·   Carlos Sellanes


Challenging the Genuine Temporary Entrant Criterion Visa applications are not always immediately successful. There are quite a number of reasons which could result in refusal; some relating to “capping”, others relating to an applicant’s perceived inability...