31Aug
visa Update on Engineers Australia

Pearson’s Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) will be accepted by Engineers Australia from 01/11/2017. The applicant will require a minimum score of 50 in each of the four modules of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking....

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14Jul
video Nurses Shortage in Australia – Visa options

Studies have estimated that Australia will have a shortage of 85,000 nurses by 2025. In the video below, our Director and Principal Migration Agent, Edward Francis, offers an overview of visa options for overseas nurses who want ...

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14Jul
visa Changes in Employer Nomination Scheme – Subclass 186 (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 (RSMS) – Direct and Transition stream

English language requirements: All applications lodged on or after 1 July 2017 for ENS and RSMS under the Transition (TRT) stream will require a minimum IELTS or equivalent score of 6 in each. The English language exemption for...

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14Jul
visa Changes in subclass 457 occupations

See the occupations listed under subclass 457 along with the caveats applicable to each occupation as on 01/07/201.  Visit https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00848 An example of how caveat works: Accountant (gener...

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14Jul
visa Changes in General Skilled Migration – Subclass 189/190/489

Skilled Occupation Lists: The new skilled occupation list has been released for July 2017 - 2018. The new combined list of skilled occupation consists of both the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Shor...

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5Jul
visa Business Migration – Subclass 188

Business visas require a State or Territory to sponsor or nominate the visa applicant before they can lodge a visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The State Government of Victoria h...

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19Jun
skills assessment Changes to Assessment Processing Times

There have been major changes in the skills list since April 2017. The skills have now been divided into Short-Term Strategic Skills List (STSSL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) We are anticipating furth...

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19Jun
visa Online Visitor Visa Lodgement for Indian Passport Holders

From 1 July 2017, all holders of an Indian passport will be able to lodge Visitor visa applications online. With Australia becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, there has been increased demand for Australian visas ...

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16Jun
australian citizenship Nurses Shortage and Migration

There is a known shortage of nurses in Australia. In August 2016, Southern Cross University reported that the country is at risk of facing a nurse shortage. It’s estimated that by 2025, there will be a shortage of 85,000 nurses....

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15Jun
australian citizenship Characteristics of good character for Citizenship Applications – (From Chapter 11 in Citizenship Policy Dated 1st June 2016 )

Characteristics of good character Drawing from the definition outlined in Definition of good character, an applicant of good character would: respect and abide by the law in Australia and other countries be honest and ...

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15Jun
new zealand migration Auckland woman faces 22 charges for providing illegal immigration advice in Pacific community

Today the Immigration Advisers Authority issued a media release about charges laid against an unlicensed immigration adviser operating in the Pacific community in Auckland. The woman faces 22 charges under the Immigration Advis...

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15Jun
skills assessment Engineers Australia – Migration Agents Update

This is a busy time of year! Recent changes in the 457 visa policy in April have raised multiple debates and the review of the Strategic Skills List is underway to take effect on the 1st July 2017. The end of financial year is...

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