Category Archives: News

Update from Immigration South Australia

Visa applications obtaining 80 points (including state nomination points) on the Department of Home Affairs points test, are able to access additional occupations (special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List). As of 26 July 2019, applications submitted under the High Points category are required to have 85 points. Immigration SA has received a high volume of…
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New program launched under StudyPerth’s Action Plan

Education and Training Minister for Western Australia today launched StudyPerth's 2019 International Student Ambassador Program. This initiative is a long-term State Government strategy to attract more international students to Perth, which will help improve Western Australia's economy, contribute to the community and create more jobs. The program intends to promote Perth as a first-choice study…
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Comply with visa condition 8550 on Temporary Sponsored Parent visa 870

Parents of migrants visiting Australia on the newly introduced parent visa could risk being deported if they fail to notify the Department any changes made to their personal and contact details, including "online profiles and usernames" at least two days before the change is to occur. The temporary parent visa was introduced in July this…
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Skilled Migration Update for NSW

The NSW Government will re-commence nominating supported applicants by Monday 22 July 2019. Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDA) will be accepting applications for Skilled Regional State Nomination (sc489) for the region from Midday today. Regional Development Australia Northern Inland is the certifying body on behalf of the Northern Inland region of NSW. RCBs assist…
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Changes introduced to the Job Ready Program by Trades Recognition Australia

Changes were introduced on the 10 July 2019 to Job Ready monthly /quarterly journal process and the Employment verification process. From 10 July 2019 TRA is changing the way it monitors a JRE participant’s work experience and skills development during steps 2-4 of the program. JRE participants will no longer be required to complete a monthly…
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Bills for review in the Australian Parliament

The Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019 and Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019 are currently before the House of Reps under the Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs portfolio The Bills were read on 4 July 2019 and second read on 4 July 2019 in the Parliament.  The Bills are…
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Important Changes being introduced for Victoria’s Business Innovation and Investment Program

From 22 July 2019, Victoria’s Skilled & Business Migration Program will remove the invitation process for all Business Innovation and Investor Program streams. Victoria is no longer issuing invitation for Business Innovation and Investor Program streams. If an Expression of Interest has been submitted through the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect system, but no invitation has been…
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Changes to the Nomination from for a General Practitioner

New changes have been introduced in the ImmiAccount in respect of visas for GP initiatives. All employers who intend to nominate a position to be filled by a doctor, who needs a visa to work in the ANZSCO occupations 253111, 253112, and 253999 are required to obtain certification (a Health Workforce Certificate) from a Rural…
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Transitional arrangement for new Skilled Work Regional Work

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease at 11:59pm on 15 November 2019. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. Key Dates to remember: Date Action 10 September 2019 LAST day for…
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Global Talent – renamed Global Talent – Independent (GTI)

The Australian Government renamed the Global Talent – Initiative program to Global Talent - Independent (GTI), to identify, attract and invite the best and brightest skilled migrants from across the globe. The Global Talent – Employer Sponsored (formerly the Global Talent Scheme) (GTES) is a niche scheme under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program…
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