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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