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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...

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...

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 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 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...

The Subclass 189 visa is the points tested skilled independent stream and is a popular visa pathway for skilled migrants. This stream was impacted by the 1 July changes.

Previously, applicants that scored enough points but were over 45 years of age and under 50 years of...

With the current quotas getting achieved toward the end of the migration program year, two major changes were recently announced for South Australia (SA) state sponsorship program:

High Points Nomination
To seek SA nomination, you must have an occupation on the State No...

1280 invitations were issued in this round. Applicants with a points score of 60 received invitations, with the exception of the occupations subject to pro-rata arrangements.

These occupations are:

• Accountants
• Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
•...

January 10, 2017

The results for the SkillSelect invitation round under the skilled migration program conducted on 21 December 2016 were recently released by DIBP. An analysis of the report reflected significant trends that may impact visa applicants for General Skilled Migration.

The m...