Minimum Points INCREASES to 65

From 1 July 2018, applicants will need 65 points on the points test to qualify for an invitation to apply for an independent or state sponsored visa.  The relevant date is the date of invitation. So if you are invited … Continued

Occupation List Changes Flagged for 1 July 2018

Occupation List Changes Flagged for 1 July 2018

The Australian Gernment have announced planned reductions to the occupation skills lists. These are arguably the most significant changes (reductions) proposed since April 2017. Removal of occupations from the STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupation List) means those occupations will no … Continued

Changes to Occupation Lists

From 17th January 2018 further changes have been implemented to the lists of eligible Skilled Occupation including occupations that have: been added to the lists of eligible skilled occupations moved between the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium … Continued

RSMS visa eligibility ending March 2018

Many people who are eligible for RSMS visas now will no longer be eligible after March 2018. This is due to some major changes announced by the Government. The changes can be summarised as: Occupation list reduction: The MLTSSL will … Continued

Genuine Need provision

All employer sponsored visas require the nominated position to be firstly approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) For all sponsored visa applications, the nominating employer is required to demonstrate there is a genuine need for that … Continued

Changes to the Partner Visa process from 1st Jul 2017

  From 1st July 2017 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has plans to introduce stricter sponsorship requirements to the current Partner visa program. Sponsors of Partner visa applicants will be required to lodge and have approved a compulsory … Continued

Including dependants on your visa application

Including dependants on your visa application

The Department of Immigration recently made changes to regulations regarding who is classified as a member of the family unit. (MoFU) These changes can have a significant impact on who can be included in most visa applications lodged on and … Continued

Budget Impacts Summary

Immigration Changes from Federal Budget 2017-2018   With the 2017-18 budget being presented by the Federal Government on the 9th May comes more changes to the Immigration policy, fees and visa application charges. In brief the following changes have been … Continued

Migration Agent Fees – Choose Wisely

Fees are an important consideration in deciding who to appoint as your migration agent. Pay too much and you are out of pocket unnecessarily. Pay too little and you may, at best, cause added stress and anxiety, and delays to … Continued

The abolishment and replacement of Subclass 457 visa

On the 18thApril the Department of Immigration and Prime Minister Turnbull announced major reforms to the Subclass 457 visa, abolishing what is known as the Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visa and replacing with the Temporary Skill Shortages (TSS) visa. … Continued