Occupation Ceilings for 2015-16 Skilled Migration Program

The Department of Immigration has released the occupational ceilings for the 2015-16 financial year. Which visa subclasses are affected? The occupational ceilings apply to Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Family Sponsored Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visas. Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa…

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Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists

Following a review of the Australian Skilled Migration Program, the Australian Government introduced changes to the Skilled Migration Program and in particular to the occupations which are eligible to participate in the Skilled Migration Program on an independent or sponsored basis. Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists take effect from 1 July 2015. The Skilled Migration Program…

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Student Promotion – New Clients

student promotion in Australia

Need Visa Advice? The Migration Agency can answer all of your questions about Student and Graduate work visas. We are here to help you: obtain the right visa for your studies undertand your visa conditions extend your current student visa apply for a new visa if changing course of study lodge your temporary graduate or…

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New Significant and Premium Investor Visa Rules

A new complying investment framework for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) and Premium Investor Visa (PIV) program was announced by the Government to commence on 1 July 2015. The new arrangements are part of the Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, announced by the Prime Minister in October 2014. The Significant Investor visa is a stream within…

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Changes to 457 visa program

Following the independent review into the Temporary Skilled (Subclass 457) visa program, the Australian government announced on 18 March 2015 its intention to implement a number of changes. The Australian government has now implemented the changes from 18 April 2015. English language test A visa applicant can now satisfy the English language requirement by obtaining…

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SkillSelect Program explained

The SkillSelect program provides temporary and permanent residence pathways, for skilled professionals on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. It uses a points-based system to assess individuals on the basis of age, qualifications, work experience, English language skills, and other factors. To qualify, an applicant must achieve a minimum point score. Expression of…

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Streamlined Visa Processing – simpler, faster student visas

Streamlined Visa Processing The Streamlined Visa Processing Program offers students from certain countries a more streamlined visa application process. Under this program, the Department will assess eligible student visa applicants as though they were a low immigration risk (similar to the current Assessment Level 1), regardless of their country of origin.To qualify, you must study…

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