News

27
Sep

New occupations included for South Australia’s state nominated visa’s (Subclass 190 and 491)

New occupations included for South Australia’s state skilled nominated visa’s ( Subclass 190 and 491) South Australia will be adding 70 occupations to the nomination list for applicants living outside of Australia.  The inclusion of the new occupations will begin on Tuesday, 28 September 2021. This is welcomed news for potential visa applicants offshore due to COVID or those who

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9
Sep

Pearson PTE Academic test shortens and launches online version

Pearson announced the welcome news for visa applicants on 7 September 2021, confirming that the PTE academic test has been shortened from three hours to two hours instead. They further confirmed that online remote testing will be an option. The shorter test will follow the same format and scoring system as the current PTE Academic test center exam. Pearson will

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3
Sep

ACT Canberra Announces Updated Critical Occupation List

Skilled Migration Canberra has confirmed that 16 new occupations will be added to the Critical Occupation List. This list will be publicly available noon on 3/09/2021. This welcomed news allows additional applicants in listed occupations to be nominated by the state for Australian visas. Which occupations will be added to the critical occupation list? 16 occupation groups are to be

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14
Jul

South Australia MY2022 Nomination Policy

South Australia State Nomination Requirements SA has announced it’s nomination requirements. Application for nomination will start from 8am, Tuesday 20th July 2021.   The pathways South Australia migration program is focused to provide migration pathways for below major groups of candidates: Talent and Innovators Program Currently working in South Australia (including long-term residents in SA) International Graduate of South Australia

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5
Jul

2022 Migration Year – ACT Nomination Guidelines

Skills Canberra has sent out updates regarding its migration policies for the new migration year. It is confirmed that the ACT nomination guidelines will be published on Monday 5th July 2021.   In the 2020-21 Migration year, ACT was provided with 1400 allocation of nomination places. The allocations were met by mid-June 2021 with an average of 200 approvals per

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4
Jul

2022 Migration Year – Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program

New opportunities announced under Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for the 2022 Migration Year.   The Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program has announced encouraging news for 2021-22. The 2021-22 Victorian skilled visa nomination program (subclass 190 and 491) will open on 7 July 2021. The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 3,500 subclass 190 places and 500 subclass 491 places.

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13
May

New changes to the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) and Student Visa (subclass 500)

Immigrants who work in the Hospitality and Tourism sector in Australia now have further visa options to remain for up to 12 months. The announcement released by Minister Hawke confirmed that Hospitality and Tourism would include the sector in the Temporary Activity visa 408 COVID-19 Pandemic Event Visa to allow for Australia’s Covid-19 economic recovery.   What is a Temporary

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15
Dec

South Australia State Nomination Now Open

South Australia has opened its nomination under the 2020/21 Migration Year for Skilled State nominated visas and Business innovation and investment program.   Applicants are asked to nominate an occupation on the Skilled Migration Occupation List. This appears to broaden the occupations available for nomination. However preferred requirements seem to suggest that only an application that falls within the following

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15
Oct

Relaxed Income Requirement for 189 New Zealand Stream

Relaxed income requirement for the New Zealand Stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa has been announced. The Government has eased the income eligibility requirement for the New Zealand stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa. Special Category (subclass 444) visa holders who have a taxable income at or above the Temporary Skilled Migrant Income Threshold for at

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15
Oct

Partner Visa 2020-21 English Language Requirement Announced

The department of Home Affairs has announced proposed changes to include an additional requirement on the partner visas that English language obligation to be implemented for both the applicant and sponsor. This requirement is estimated to begin toward the end of 2021 to obtain a permanent partner visa. We encourage those who were planning on proceeding with a partner visa

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