Author: Dilip Nooney

New Student Visa System in Australia for 2016

Australia has adopted a new student visa processing system that might make life a little easier for future students and higher education providers. The proposed new process, called, the simplified student visa framework (SSVF), will launch in July 2016 replacing the streamlined visa processing (SVP), which has been used since 2012. The changes are great […]

State nomination for Australian PR without IELTS and ‘work experience’ is now possible

South Australia has announced exemptions from English language requirements and work experience to a particular category of state nomination applicants. Under the new scheme, high performing international graduates from public universities in South Australia, will be able to claim these exemptions, besides ‘financial requirement waiver’. Such applicants will also have access to a more extensive […]

Migration Pathway for NZ Citizens May Disadvantage Skilled Applicants

Migration Pathway for NZ Citizens May Disadvantage Skilled Applicants A new migration pathway for New Zealand Citizens has been announced, and is due to come into effect from 1 July 2017. The new pathway makes it possible for NZ citizens who have lived in Australia for 5 years and who have been earning taxable income […]

Australia Skilled Migration Update

Skilled Occupations List for 2015-16 Announced The Skilled Occupations List (SOL 1) and CSOL (state and employer sponsored) lists have been announced for the 2015-16 Financial Year for Australia skilled migration and will apply from 1 July 2015. The news is good for accountants, with no accounting occupations being removed from the SOL 1. Urban […]

Accountant skills assessment process for Australia migration is going to change

The Accounting Professional Bodies have announced changes to the skills assessment requirements. It is going to be more difficult to meet the educational requirements for skills assessment from 1 July 2015. The changes see the current 12 core accounting areas reduced to 9. Most applicants will need to show that they meet 7 of these, […]

Partner visa fee is going to Increase from Jan 2015

Their is a huge increase in the partner visa application fee’s from Jan 2015. It is going to burn the pockets of the Australian residents and citizens who are going to marry offshore partners. It is possible to lodge the Partner visa before you get all your documents ready. Contact the migration agent for more […]

457 Visa Review by DIBP

REVIEW INTO 457 PROGRAMS The DIBP yesterday released the Independent Review into the Subclass 457 program. There were around 22 recommendations amongst them the most important ones are: Relax the English Language Requirement for 457 visas Making it easier for 457 Visa Holders to apply for permanent residence via ENS New compliance arrangements and banning […]

New State Nominations have opened today.

Immigration SOUTH AUSTRALIA has published a new occupation list and criteria changes from the 1st July 2014 People who are waiting for state sponsorship having IELTS 6.5! IELTS requirement is 6.5 in each band for all the ICT skills for South Australia nomination. Please visit the Immigration SA website via www.migration.sa.gov.au after this date for further details. The NSW (New South […]

Alternative to IELTS for General skilled migration

Good News!!!!!!!!! Alternative English Language tests for Immigration visa applicants From November 2014, the following visa subclasses Temporary Graduate Skilled Visa Work and Holiday visa programmes will accept a TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic test score as evidence of English ability.   From November 2014, intending migrants submitting an Expression of Interest through Skill Select will be […]

Good News for Students aspiring to study in Vocational courses in Australia

Good News for Student planning Higher Education in Australia…. “The non-university education system supports thousands of Australian jobs directly, and indirectly.” Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne announced a package of measures that would simplify student visas through a streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending streamlined […]

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