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ACT Invitation Round 38

Invitation Date: 21 May 2020 ACT 190 Nomination - Invitations Issued: 485 All Matrix submitted: 150 to 70 points 65 point Matrix submitted on or before 31 December 2019 ACT 491 Nomination - No invitations issued as there are sufficient 491 applications in the queue to meet the May 2020 monthly allocation of 491 nomination…
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Family Sponsorship Requirements for Subclass 491 visa clarified

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 491 visa is a temporary visa to live and work in regional Australia and requires sponsorship by either an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia or by a State / Territory Government. For sponsorship by an eligible relative, it is required that the sponsor is 18 years old…
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Australia Bound Travel Statistics during COVID-19

According to the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), the Commissioner of ABF (Australian Border Force) has granted travel exemption to 2937 of the total 4002 requests for outbound travel from Australia for the period 25 March 2020 to 06 May 2020. For overseas travel by Australian citizens and permanent residents, travel exemption from the Commissioner…
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Addition to Australia’s International Trade Obligations

The Regional Trade Agreements Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced the commencement of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (“the IA-CEPA”) from 05 July 2020. According to the Preamble of the IA-CEPA, the countries recognise that “open, transparent and competitive markets are key drivers of economic growth, poverty reduction, job…
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The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill before the Senate

The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 [“the Regulation Bill”] was first introduced in the House of Representatives along with Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 [“the Registration Bill”] on 27 Nov 2019. The Regulation Bill, popularly known as the ‘Deregulation Bill’, proposes amendment to the Migration Act…
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ACT Invitation Round 37

Invitation Date: 12 May 2020 ACT 190 Nomination - Invitations Issued: 210 All Matrix submitted: 110 to 70 points 65 point Matrix submitted between 12 November 2019 and 08 December 2019 (both dates inclusive) ACT 491 Nomination - No invitations issued as there are sufficient 491 applications in the queue to meet the May 2020…
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Western Australia Invitation Round

State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) Invitation Date: 30 April 2020 Visa Subclass General Stream Graduate Stream Higher Education Graduates Vocational Education And Training Graduates Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) 6 162 31 ​Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) 10 39 42 In 2019-2020, a total of 2969 invitations have been issued as on 05 May…
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ACT Invitation Round 36

Invitation Date: 12 May 2020 ACT 190 Nomination - Invitations Issued: 210 All Matrix submitted: 110 to 70 points 65 point Matrix submitted between 12 November 2019 and 08 December 2019 (both dates inclusive) ACT 491 Nomination - No invitations issued as there are sufficient 491 applications in the queue to meet the May 2020…
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Trades Recognition Australia Reopens Enquiry Line

TRA (Trades Recognition Australia) is a skills assessment authority for assessing trade skills of individuals in eligible occupations as on the current skilled occupation list for the purpose of skills recognition and skilled migration to Australia. During the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, TRA continues to accept online applications for skills assessment and other email enquiries.…
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Overseas arrival to Australia declines in April due to COVID-19

According to the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Australia has witnessed a massive decline of 99% in overseas arrival rate in April 2020 due to travel restrictions in response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Jenny Dobak, the Director of Migration Statistics division of the ABS, said that, “In April there were just under 7,000 arrivals from…
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