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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 […]

Good days ahead for Student visas to Australia

Some of the Premiers of Australia are pressurizing federal government to make the student visa process more easy and accessible. international students visa should be set to change, after Victorian premier Denis Napthine called for faster processing procedure. Addressing a Council of Australian Governments meeting on April 19, Dr Napthine said it is important to […]

New Visitor Visa introduced into Australian visa stream

  New Changes on VISIT visa to Australia As per the new guide lines the following visas are no longer available for the people around the world to visit Australia. Tourist visa (subclass 676) Sponsored family visitor visa (subclass 679) Business (short Stay) visa (Subclass 456) Sponsored business visitor (short stay) visa (subclass 459)   […]

More number of People are Taking Australian Citizenship

More number of Migrants in Australia are choosing to become citizens due to the vibrant economy . Many overseas citizens are interested in Australian citizenship because of security , quality of life and support system. Australia Day celebrations have seen a record numbers of 17,059 people from 145 countries from a variety of immigration visas taking […]

Visit visa Arrangments for Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents

    It’s a good news to the parents of Australian permanent residents and Australian citizens. All those parents who want to spend time with their children or grand children from 24 November 2012, have a chance to apply for Tourist (Subclass 676) visas to visit Australia for longer duration.  These changes will allow parents […]

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