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Australia Skilled Migration Update

Skilled Occupations List for 2015-16 AnnouncedThe 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 SOL 1. Urban & Regional Planners […]

Chefs added to Priority Immigration List

The Australian Government has moved to partially address the critical shortage of skilled chefs in hotels and hospitality venues across the country, adding the occupation to its Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). Following extensive consultation with industry associations, Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke yesterday added 22 new occupations to the PMSOL, taking the number […]

COVID-19 concessions for offshore temporary graduate visa holders

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who have been unable to travel to Australia as a result of COVID-19 international border restrictions will be able to apply for a replacement visa. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke said this would allow current and former Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders […]

List of all SA state nomination requirements

Residency Requirements State’s skills needs are provided by the State to meet the State Nomination requirements. It is granted based on the applicant’s genuine interest and intention to live and work in South Australia. Submitting your application will consider as you intend to live and work in South Australia with a view to long-term settlement.   If you […]

Opening International Border for Australia Education Visa Holder

In order for Australia’s education system ‐ both formal & informal – as well of course its higher education enterprise ‒to continue strong on an ongoing basis it must ensure that existing structures do not be affected by current competition or loss of investment in new facilities like universities. The Department continues efforts under this […]

Further steps to support Australians to travel abroad

Australians can now prepare for safe overseas travel when borders progressively re-open from 1 November. As per the latest update, the Australian Government took further steps to support Australians to travel abroad. The Australian Government reinstated country-specific travel advice levels for 177 destinations. The updated country-specific travel advice will allow Australians planning to assess risks, […]

Indian students will soon be allowed to enter Australia

On Friday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in Melbourne that international students and travelers from India will soon be allowed to enter the country. “You know, we’re looking forward to Indian students coming back to Australia, Alan. Not too long now, not too long now. We’ve recognized, of course, the many Indian manufactured vaccines […]

NSW Skilled Nomination

NSW Skilled nominated (190) program 2017-18   The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List has been updated. In the 2017-18 financial year, They will continue to select and invite top-ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List). They will select and invite candidates on an ongoing basis throughout […]

Changes in English Requirements

In SMC (Skilled Migrant Category) All the Applicants aged 16 and above need to show their English Language Ability from 12th October 2016 onwards it is mandatory for the SMC applicants to show the changes. The changes to the English language requirements will not effect the application of residency if it is submitted before 11th […]

Is Australia safe for foreign students and immigrants?

The United States-based blog for Indo-Americans, “Sepia Mutiny”  has frequently carried alarming accounts of unprovoked attacks on Indian students. Recently there has been some bad press for Australia in the Indian news media about similar-seeming events. Is the situation comparable? Should prospective Indian students (and their parents), investors, and independent skilled migrants feel any alarm? […]

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