SkillSelect Results February 2017

The first SkillSelect results for February have been released. See what the most recent results say and how they affect your GSM visa application.   The first half of February results suggest that the amount of invitations issued for this … Continued

SkillSelect Results January 2017

The final SkillSelect Results for the month of January have been released online to the public. See what the most recent results say and how they affect your GSM visa application. Results show the continuation of a downward trend of … Continued

How to get more points for General Skilled Migration

How to get more points for General Skilled Migration

A General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visa is an available option to migrants who are skilled workers but are not employer-sponsored. There are two main criteria for prospective applicants under the GSM rules: 1. that your occupation be listed on the … Continued

2017 AND THE YEAR AHEAD

2017 AND THE YEAR AHEAD

The time has finally come! The second month of 2017 is upon us and we are edging closer to drastic changes to migration law. In this article, we present the most likely and relevant changes to your visa  situation.   … Continued

Australian Student Visa Programme Changes

As of 1 July 2016, the Australian student visa programme will undergo major changes. Firstly, there will only be two student visa subclasses. Namely, the Subclass 500 (student) and the Subclass 590 (Student Guardian). The current assessment level framework and … Continued

SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST 2016/2017

The new Skilled Occupation List has been announced by the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection. Nine occupations have been taken off the list and 2 new occupations have been added. Good news for Accountants, IT professionals and Nurses as … Continued

Is your agent registered?

Is your agent registered?

People using migration agents are once again being reminded to make sure they use only those who are registered after the latest fraudster was jailed for seven years. Only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. To … Continued

457 Merits Review Rights Restored

The Full Federal Court of Australia has finally reversed the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in Lee & Ors [2014] FCCA 2881. Prior to this decision, 457 applicants were unable to seek merits review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal … Continued