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March 20, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (AN...

February 11, 2019

Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.

As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for pe...

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...

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...

On 1 July 2017 the Government introduced a new stream to the Subclass 189 visa program for New Zealanders to obtain permanent residency.

The stream is available to New Zealand Special Category visa holders (Subclass 444) who arrived in Australia after 26th February 2001...

The Department has advised that invitation rounds in Skill Select for Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 visas will only occur once per month, as opposed to a round per fortnight. They have stated there will not be a reduction in the number of places. 

The invitation rounds...

The minimum points required for skilled migration has been increased from 60 points to 65 points from 1 July 2018. The change impacts all applicants who had not yet received an invitation to apply for a Skilled Visa.

Obtaining 65 points does not guarantee an invitation...

October 4, 2017

SkillSelect is an online system that allows overseas skilled workers to be considered for a general skilled migration visa. To commence the process, an Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted through SkillSelect online.

General skilled migration visas (subclass 1...

As announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), there will be a number of changes to be introduced on 1 July 2017. One of the major changes include changing the upper age limit for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program, which encompass...

Due to ongoing changes to the legislative framework of the subclass 457 visa and its impact on permanent employer sponsored visas, it is becoming increasingly important to consider other permanent visa options, such as the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and th...

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