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The new Subclass 491 visa (Skilled Work Regional Provisional) was introduced on 16th November 2019. This has replaced the Subclass 489 visa program. The Subclass 491 visa is a points tested visa for applicants sponsored by:

a) A designated regional area of an Australian...

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...

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...

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...

We are now entering a period of further significant changes to Australian immigration requirements which include a yet to be implemented skilled worker visa (TSS) as well as the changes to employer sponsored permanent residence (ENS). 

Changes to immigration requirement...

The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has released updated requirements concerning evidencing of financial capacity for those wishing to apply to study in Australia on a student visa or travel to Australia as a student guardian.

Subject to the course studied as well as...

January 29, 2018

If you are considering moving to Australia for employment opportunities, you may be interested to know what percentage of the Australian labour market is comprised of migrant workers, or more specifically, how many foreign workers have been employed in your sector in r...

January 18, 2018

This week the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released an outcome of a biannual review of the Short Term Skilled Occupations List conducted by the Department of Employment.

This review entails addition of certain occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupation...

October 30, 2017

Our previous updates have covered several major changes to Australian visas and immigration.

A lot of further significant reforms are yet to be legislated in the coming months by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and these may also have a signif...

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