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Results for the Migration WA invitation round, March 2019

A strong focus remains on Graduate Skilled Migration, with 78 invitations issued for 190 and 489 applications compared to just 9 in the General Stream.   In the financial year to date, a total of 775 invitations have been issued under the Graduate Skilled Migration compared to 111 in the General Stream. A minimum point scores......

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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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Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

In March 2019, the  Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) was approved.   The final details are yet to be released including the application process, occupations list and criteria. The final requirements to be released: June 2019 Lodge applications from:  July 2019 Start advertising the position:  Immediately* The Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is a five year......

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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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Getting caught breaching visa conditions

If you don’t comply with your visa conditions, there are many ways it can catch up with you.  If you are forewarned you can make better decisions before any potential breaches take place.   As registered migration agents, we receive inquiries from visa holders who have already breached their current or prior visa conditions and are......

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Faster processing of 482 nominations for Accredited Sponsors

Current processing times for 482 nominations and visa applications are 1 – 2 months from submission.   Standard Business Sponsors can apply for Accredited Status to receive priority processing. Accredited Sponsor Scheme The Accredited Sponsor Scheme provides Standard Business Sponsors with streamlined and priority processing arrangements for 482 nomination and visa applications.  Most applications for Accredited......

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Temporary Parent Visa

Temporary Parent Visa   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,......

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Have family in South Australia?

If you have family permanent residing in South Australia for the last 2 years, you may want to consider South Australian Sponsorship under the provisional 489 visa.   Recent changes to South Australian sponsorship through Chain Migration has removed the requirement for the visa applicant to hold a Bachelor Degree.   This opens up the opportunity for......

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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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