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Subclass 190 is designed for skilled visa applicants who have submitted an expression of interest (EoI) in SkillSelect and, after being nominated by a State/Territory government body, have received an invitation to apply for this visa. Subject to receiving an invitatio...

If you are a migrant currently working or thinking of relocating to a regional area, it is worthwhile looking into whether you are eligible for relocation assistance.

As part of developing regional Australia, relocation grants of up to $10,000 per worker are available t...

Retirement Visas Explained

Until May this year, the Department of Home Affairs offered a temporary visa called, the Subclass 405/410 Visa aimed at self-funded retirees who have no dependents and wanted to live in Australia during their retirement years.  This visa enabl...

Restrictions around sponsored subclass 482 visas is forcing migrants to look at alternative visa options to remain in Australia.  These options may include subclass 407, Training Visa.

Subclass 407 visa aims to promote international goodwill by allowing Australian organ...

Australia’s Permanent Migration Program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set on an annual basis and re-sets on 1 July each year.  For the current migration year, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190,00...

The Department of Home Affairs updated its information on current parent visa scheme framework.  Home Affairs confirmed that the following numbers of visas are available under contributory and non-contributory parent visa scheme:

In the 2018–19 Migration Programme year:...

Home Affairs updated their Skilled Migration Occupation Ceiling quota on 29 August 2018.  The skilled migration occupation ceiling affects applicants wishing to apply for a permanent subclass 189 visa. 

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock e...

A skilled Graduate Visa is designed to extend an applicant’s stay in Australia for a period of up to two years. On successful grant of subclass 485 visa an applicant is able to remain in Australia for a further two years on completion of their studies. Many use this ti...

An application for a student visa (subclass 500) needs to be accompanied by sufficient evidence of English where appropriate. Whilst evidence of English language is not a time of application criteria, applicants seeking to meet the primary criteria for grant of a stude...

Several States and Territories released their state based occupation lists during the first week of July.  The lists are very much state specific and generally contain occupations which are in demand in a particular area or region.  Quite often, state lists are seen fr...