WA State Sponsorship to Re-open in January 2021

WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates

Invitations to apply for WA State Sponsorship to re-open in January 2021.   There are some additional criteria and  the occupation lists have been reviewed. Only applicants currently living in Australia will receive WA State Sponsorship.  There are additional criteria regarding offers of employment and applicants residing outside WA will need to show funds to support......

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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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Visa application fee increase

The 2019 Federal Budget contained the following announcements and information related to the Department of Home Affairs and the migration program. Visa Application Charges (VACs) to increase   Base VACs for visa all subclasses, except the Visitor Subclass 600, will increase by 5.4% from 1 July 2019 No increase to second instalment VACs This is a significant increase, for......

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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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Changes to the Skilled Occupations Lists

Thirty (30) new occupations added to the Skilled Occupations Lists!   On 11 March 2019, the skilled occupation lists were updated.   If your occupation previously was restricted to the Short Term List or wasn’t listed on any list, then it’s worth having another look as your visa options may have changed.   If your occupation has moved......

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Temporary Parent Visa

Family migration

From 1 July 2019, a new Temporary Parent visa will become available.   Processing times for the  Temporary Parent Visa have not been released.  We expect to receive an update on processing times around September 2019. Sponsorship Applications will be open from 17 April 2019. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will......

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THIRD year Working Holiday Visa

Want to stay in Australia longer?  From 1 July 2019, applicants who hold a second Working Holiday Visa 417 or 462, can apply for a third year Working Holiday visa, if they complete another SIX (6) months regional work. Requirements: Complete all 6 months specified regional work : whilst holding a second 417 or 462......

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Mother reunited with her children

Our client was in a desperate situation when she was referred to our migration agency.   Her three children from a previous marriage were living overseas and being physically abused by their father and sexually abused by their grandfather.   Our client had fled the country a few years ago and had to leave her children behind......

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