NSW Business Migration Program Update

NSW has announced that the applications for State’s nomination for Business Migration Program 2021–22 can be made online for Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment) provisional visa. Eligible applicants must meet all the criteria, including State-specific requirements and the Department’s requirements are eligible to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect in the following…

Investor and Significant Investor streams nomination now open in Victoria

On 14 September 2021, Victoria Government has announced that the State nominations for Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) subclass 188Bvisa – Investor stream and Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) subclass 188Cvisa– Significant Investor stream are now open for the program year 2021-2022. The eligibility criteria for Investor stream nomination requires the applicants to be less…

Immigration (Education) (Specification of temporary visas) Amendment Instrument (LIN 21/070) 2021

Immigration (Education) (Specification of temporary visas) Amendment Instrument (LIN 21/070) 2021 dated 12 September 2021[“the Instrument”] amends Immigration (Education) (Specification of temporary visas) Instrument (LIN 21/013) 2021 dated 19 April 2021 to add Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) subclass 449 visa to the list of specified temporary visa subclasses, holders of which are eligible to access English…

Compilation of Migration Regulations 1994

Compilation of Migration Regulation 1994 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendments made by Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021, Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021, and Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charge) Regulations 2021 to reflect the relevant changes. Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021 reduces the number of…

NSW Business and Skilled Migration Program 2021–22

NSW has announced that the applications for State’s nomination for Business and Skilled Migration Program 2021–22 can now be made online. While the applications for NSW nomination for Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment) visa remain closed pending announcement of new nomination criteria, the applicants can still apply for Permanent and Extension Business and Investor…

Compilation of Migration (IMMI 15/100: Complying Investments) Instrument 2015

Compilation of Migration (IMMI 15/100: Complying Investments) Instrument 2015 dated 01 July 2021 incorporates the amendment made by Migration (Complying Investments) Amendment Instrument (LIN 21/041) 2021 dated 24 June 2021 [“the Instrument”] specifying the scope and requirements of complying significant investments (Reg 5.19C of Migration Regulations 1994) of a minimum total amount permitted for certain streams for…

Information on Subclass 188 Visa applications

The Department of Home Affairs have released information on 21 January 2021 under Freedom of Information request (FOI) providing information on Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – Significant Investor stream (Subclass 188) visa applications lodged, granted and refused for the period from July 2018 to November 2020. According to the information, the following number of…

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…

Queensland State Nomination Program now open

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has opened the State Nomination for Business Program and Skilled Migration Program from Tuesday 29 September 2020 until Monday 05 October 2020 to consider decision-ready applications in a COVID-19 priority area. While the Business Program is open to onshore and offshore applicants, the Skilled Migration Program is open only…