Skilled Visas 190/491 – Update on WA Nominations
WA announces changes to their state nominated migration program.
State Nominations update
Skilled Visa update.
2022/23 Financial Year State Nomination Update: Tasmania
Tasmania announces key changes to their skilled migration program.
WA closes skilled State Nomination program 2021/22
WA to close skilled migration program for current financial year.
Australia is opening its borders
Australia’s borders will fully reopen on the 21st February 2022.
UK – AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
A free trade agreement between UK and Australia has been signed in December.
Australia to open borders for certain fully vaccinated visa holders
From the 1st of December certain visa holders will no longer require a travel ban exemption when travelling to Australia.
190/491 State Nomination Update for offshore candidates
SA and TAS state nomination updates for offshore 190 or 491 applicants.
Visa fee increase
Australian visa application fees will increase on July 1.
A new agricultural visa and changes to the Working Holiday Visa program
This week Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison agreed to a free trade deal between the United Kingdom and Australia. Part of the deal will also be a new agricultural visa, enabling farmworkers from the UK to spend time working in Australia and vice versa. There will also be some important changes to the existing working…
Skilled Independent s/c 189 visa / NZ Citizen stream
1st July 2021 changes to the income threshold for s/c 189 Skilled Independent Visa (NZ Citizens)
Victoria reopens skilled visa nomination program
Victoria reopens skilled visa nomination program (subclasses 190 and 491)
NSW releases new Skilled Occupation Lists
NSW releases Skilled Occupation lists for the remainder of the current financial year 2020/2021.
VIC to open Significant Investor Visa program
VIC to opens Significant Investor Visa Nominations.
Distinguished Talent Visa Changes
Changes to the Australian Distinguished Talent Visa.
PTE Test centres to reopen in Melbourne
PTE test centres in Melbourne to reopen after lockdown.
Visa Application Charges to be refunded due to COVID
The Australian government is offering refunds and fee waivers for certain visa holders who were unable to travel to Australia due to the COVID pandemic.
Changes to Partner Visas
Australian government announces changes to partner visa program.
COVID-19 concession for s/c 887 applicants
Certain s/c 887 visa holders, who are struggling to meet the employment and residency requirement are to be given concessions.
Home-Based English Tests
Department of Home Affairs refuses to accept home-based English tests.
Update on the Australian Travel Ban
The existing inbound and outbound travel ban for Australia was just extended to December 2020.
How to bring my parents to Australia?
A list of visas designed to bring your parents to Australia.
Partner Visa in Australia
Australian partner visa are designed to bring your partner to Australia, whether you’re married, in a de facto relationship or in a same-sex relationship.
Australian family visas continue to be processed
Australia continues to process family reunion visas.
Regional Migration Programs to remain closed until further notice
Australia regional migration stopped until further notice.
SA State Nomination Update
South Australia to close state nomination program until further notice.
NSW State Nomination Update
NSW 491 skilled migration program to open for one week only for onshore applicants.
Victoria closes skilled migration program 2020
Victoria skilled migration program closes until July 2020.
WA Skilled Migration Program Update
Update on Western Australia’s skilled migration program.
Health Criteria: Changes for applicants with a disability
All applicants and their immediate family members applying for a visa to Australia must pass the Departments ‘Health Criteria’.
Australian Citizenship in 2020
Citizenship approvals will not be cancelled if no citizenship ceremony can be attended due the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Update on Australian Travel Ban
Australian closes its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents.
Covid-19: BUPA announces disruptions for visa medicals in Australia
On the 18/3/2020 BUPA Australia published the following message on their website: In light of the current COVID-19 situation and to ensure we can meet Australian Government guidelines, we are currently not taking new bookings and are rescheduling some existing bookings. New bookings will become available in the coming days once existing bookings have been…
Australian Travel Bans Update
Travel ban update
Claiming bushfire recovery work when applying for a subsequent working holiday visa
For a limited time working holiday makers will be able to claim bushfire recovery work, when applying for their subsequent visa.
VIC: Changes to s/c 188 Nomination criteria
Important changes for s/c 188 Business Innovation and Investment applicants,, seeking to undertake export activities in Victoria.
Australia extends travel ban for another week
The Australian government has decided to extend the travel ban for foreign nationals coming from mainland China for another week.
10th January: Skilled Migration points score results
The latest invitation round shows that 90 points was the lowest accepted score for certain skilled visas.
Queensland Skilled Occupation List Update
November changes for the Queensland skilled occupation list.
New ‘Global Talent’ visa introduced.
Australia’s government launches new ‘Global Talent’ visa for highly skilled candidates in select key industries.
Australias Immigration Department announces changes to ‘regional areas’
In March this year, the Australian government announced that it would increasingly focus on shifting skilled migration intake to regional areas of Australia. Subsequently the Government is increasing the total number of regional places in this financial year to 25,000. The definition of regional Australia for migration purposes will also change. E.g. Perth and the…
November Changes to the Australian Skilled Migration Program
Three new Australian skilled visas to be introduced in November.
Regional State Nomination Updates / Closures
August closures & updates concerning the regional nominated migration program.
Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation and Investor Program
Important Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation and Investor Program
SA: Skilled Nomination Updates
Changes to the SA State Nomination Program include some new occupations as well as better access for international graduates.
ACT releases new occupation list
New ACT occupation list will be effective from July 1.
3 new regional visas to replace the existing s/c 489 (Provisional Skilled Regional) and 187 (RSMS)
First details of proposed new regional visas announced
Planned changes to the Australian Migration Program for the new financial year
Australian Federal Budget 2019: Changes to the Migration Program
Changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists (MLTSSL, STSOL, ROL)
38 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL; 27 occupations have been removed from the STSOL and 18 occupations have been added to the ROL.
SA State Nomination: Relaxed rules for long-term international students in South Australia
SA offers new opportunities for graduates from a South Australian University.
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