189 Skilled Independent and 491 Family Sponsored Invitation Rounds for June 2020

Prospective applicants will be pleased to see movement and activity in the Australia’s skilled migration program, with the May and June 2020 invitation rounds released.   Whilst there is a temporary freeze on 190 and 491 nominations, there is some activity in the independent and family sponsored streams. Invitations issued on 11 June 2020 170 invitations......

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Will State Sponsored Migration Reopen?

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has provided further information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Australia’s 2020-21 Migration Program Planning and Delivery.    Currently, there is a freeze on Skilled State Sponsored Visas.  State and Territory Governments are unable to nominate applicants for Skilled 190 and 491 visas.    Many applicants are......

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Travel Ban Exemption to Australia

Travel Ban Exemption

                  Due to Covid-19 you can only travel to Australia under very limited circumstances.    Australia’s borders are likely to remain closed until a vaccine has been rolled out globally.   You can still travel to Australia or get a travel ban exemption to Australia if you are:......

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State Sponsored 491 and 190

State Governments are currently unable to nominate applicants for 491 or 190 sponsorship. Yesterday, the Migration Institute of Australia informed members that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) had advised the State and Territory Governments they would not be receiving nomination allocations for 491 and 190 visas on 1 July 2020.   This means the State......

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TRA changes to employment experience

Vetasess have announced changes to the employment and training requirements for Pathway 1 assessments through TRA The amount of verifiable employment evidence a Pathway 1 (no Australian qualification) : Licensed trade with no formal training – six years work experience Licensed trade with formal training – four years work experience Non-licensed trade with no formal......

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Vetassess Skill Assessment Update

From 14 February 2019, when lodging a Vetassess Skill Assessment, for general professions, applicants will be required to provide exact employment dates (dd/mm/yyyy).  Prior to this change a Vetassess Skill Assessment used only month and year to calculate the employment dates. Vetasses will continue to retrieve these dates from official documents only.    So it is......

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WA Graduate State Sponsorship – update January 2019

Invitations for 190 and 489 WA Graduate State Sponsorship were issued on Friday 18 January 2019.  The ranking process used to select applicants included consideration of the nominated occupation and number of years work experience claimed in the EOI.  Both on and offshore work experience was considered with priority given to eligible applicants with Australian......

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NSW State Sponsorship 190

Book a Skilled Sponsored 190 Visa Assessment Find out if you meet the requirements for a 190 Skilled Sponsored visa by booking an initial visa assessment and phone consultation with our Senior Registered Migration Agent,  Michelle Firth.    Assessment fee $275 NSW state sponsorship is highly competitive with approximately 250 invitations issued each month.  Highly......

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QLD State Sponsorship for University Graduates

The battle between Australian states and territories for International Students is heating up.  Queensland International Student numbers jumped 11% last year compared to a 2% rise the year before.  Western Australia recently announced it will offer WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates.   Queensland is currently offering QLD State Sponsorship for University Graduates of Masters and Phd......

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