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
Age limit lowered for partners of Australian skilled visa applicants
Recent changes surrounding skilled permanent visas include lowering of the maximum age limit for partners of applicants. Previously, an additional
Visa Processing Times seem out of control
The extensive waiting times for Australian working visas, specifically subclass 457 and its successor, the Temporary Skills Shortage 482 visa, are
an ongoing concern for both applicants and their...
You’ve passed your IELTS; now achieve an additional five points towards Australia’s skilled migration requirement
Australian migration relies upon a points-based system, designed to provide admittance strictly to highly qualified, experienced professionals who
will be best...
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...
Parent and Relative Visas – Making the obvious impossible, but there is an alternative
Applications for mature entry, Parent and Relative visas continue to be tightly controlled. Recently, the Department of Home Affairs released figures
Skilled Regional Visa subclass 489: Three Pathways to Possible Permanency
With the disappearance of the 457 visa, subclass 482 assumed the position as Australia’s most sought after working visa. Although its requirements,
duration and restrictions...
English Language Test Changes for Subclass 500 (Student) Visas
The “Test of English as a Foreign Language – Paper Based Test” (TOEFL-PBT), previously one of the tests accepted by the Department of Home Affairs
Parent Visas – Controversial changes reversed
In April 2018, the Turnbull Government sent shockwaves through migrant communities when it quietly introduced significant changes to the parent sponsorship
State Occupation Lists – Updates Planned for July 1st
Following our recent blog article flagging anticipated changes to the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists, the Department of Home Affairs has now released
its update to impending reviews...
More changes flagged to Skilled Migration Occupation Lists
Australia’s employer-sponsored, points-tested and state nominated visa programs are now underpinned by three occupation lists:
The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)