NSW update regarding skilled and business migration programs

The State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), is ongoing and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open in early February 2021. NSW specifies 30 occupations for Skilled…

Tasmania update regarding skilled and business migration programs

On 29 January 2021, 1pm the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open with updated requirements and documents. The Department…

Victoria update regarding Skilled Visa nominations

On 05 January 2021, the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), has re-opened focusing on Victoria’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Home Affairs has made additional allocation of State nomination places for remainder of the financial year 2020-2021…

Nomination for migration advice industry advisory group

The Ministry of Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs has decided to establish an advisory group for a Migration Advice Industry, to provide expert advice to the Commonwealth Government on matters relating to migration, including potential reforms to the legislative framework which govern the migration industry. As part of providing expert advice to the Australian…

South Australia’s update on 2020/21 Program Year

On 26 July 2020, South Australian Government has announced that its Skilled and Business Migration programs will remain closed until further notice. Accordingly, the State nominations are closed until the nomination quotas are allocated by the Commonwealth Government for the 2020-2021 program year. Previously, the State had announced that the Skilled and Business Migration programs…

Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 complied

The Australian Citizenship Regulation 2016 made under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) was amended to incorporate the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020 dated 11 June 2020 and the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 dated 19 March 2020. Accordingly, a compilation of the Australian…

Tasmania update for 2020 to 2021 program year

Tasmania is currently not issuing any nominations under the Skilled Migration program, for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) as the nomination quotas are yet to be allocated to the States by the Commonwealth Government for the 2020 to 2021 program year. The applicants will…

Queensland update for 2020 to 2021 program year

Queensland is currently closed for accepting any nominations under the Skilled Migration program, for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491), and the Business Migration Program as the nomination quotas are yet to be allocated to the States by the Commonwealth Government for the 2020 to…