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South Australian State Nomination 190 and 489 update

From 11 February 2019, the following changes will take effect for occupations and requirements for South Australian State Nomination 190 and 489.  Details are amended on the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL).    Obtaining South Australian State Nomination is extremely difficult and most applicants will only be eligible for 489......

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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

NSW state sponsorship is highly competitive with approximately 250 invitations issued each month.  Highly skilled migrants are nominated by the NSW government whose occupational skills are in high demand.  NSW selects and invites candidates who have registered their Expression of Interest (EOI) via SkillSelect to apply for NSW nomination. The highest ranking applicants are invited......

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407 Training Visa – Overview for Employers

After the government brought in the training levy, which is applicable to the temporary 482 nomination application, some employers are looking at alternative visa options to sponsor overseas workers in Australia.  The 407 Training Visa is worth considering.  407 Training Visa Quite a few employers may find that they or their positions meet the requirements to sponsor their applicants for......

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482 visa – Overview for Employers

This blog post is aimed at potential business sponsors who would like to gain an understanding of the 482 visa, the risks and obligations. We provide a quick overview of the 482 visa including it’s purpose and the basic requirements for Standard Business Sponsorship, Nomination and Visa applications. We take a look at establishing the......

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Part-time Work on a 482 Visa

Part-time Work on a 482 Visa   Is part-time work on a 482 visa allowed?  A recent addition to the 482 nomination criteria sparked interest that part-time work may be allowed for 482 visa holders.    When submitting a 482 nomination, most occupations must provide full-time work. Full-time is considered to be: 38 hours per......

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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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Migration Agents approved to Witness Statutory Declarations

Migration Agents approved to sign Statutory Declarations   From 18 September 2018, Migration Agents are approved to witness Statutory Declarations.  If you are a client of Australian Visa Group, you may request our or  Migration Agent Perth or Migration Agent Sydney to witness your Statutory Declaration.    Although Migration Agents are authorised to witness Statutory Declarations, we may request......

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WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates

WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates

Something to celebrate!  Commencing October 2018, the first round of offers will be released for WA State Sponsorship for University Graduates.  The list of available occupations is extensive and designed to boost international student numbers in Western Australia.   For past and current students, this is a very welcome development.  If you would like help with your......

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