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As of 4pm today (18 March 2016), the ACT Migration Program is closed to all overseas residents. If you are overseas you will not be able to apply for state sponsorship through the ACT until the program re-opens on 1 July 2016. For those who submitted application prior to this time, your sponsorship application will […]

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is committed to a targeted skilled migration program and can provide advice on ACT nomination criteria, but not on wider immigration issues. Before lodging an application for nomination, it is recommended that you obtain specific migration advice relevant to your circumstances from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or a Registered […]

Immigration South Australia recently announced that due to high demand, the ‘High Point Category’ minimum points will rise from 80 to 85 points on 22 September 2015. The High Point Category allows applicants to access additional occupations which are listed in the special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List if they meet the high points minimum […]

The 1st of July kicked off the 2015/16 financial year and brought with it a number of changes that had been announced in the federal budget earlier this year, as well as some surprises. The Government also released a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for General Skilled Migration. The following are the changes you can […]

As yesterday marked the first day of the 2015/16 Financial Year, a number of changes announced in the federal budget were implemented. The Government also released a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for General Skilled Migration. The main changes to note are that Panelbeaters and Cabinetmakers have been added and Dentists and Urban Planners were […]

South Australia new occupation list is available to all applicants, including international graduates of South Australia. Please review the skilled nomination requirements before applying. If you are an international graduate of South Australia, you should also review the following page: International graduate occupation and waiver requirements. Additional occupations are available on the Supplementary Skilled List. These occupations are […]

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that new English language standards for registration will come into effect for migrating health professionals from 1 July 2015. These new standards introduce additional pathways for applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. These new standards apply to all applicants for initial registration, regardless […]

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash have announced the introduction of a simplified international student visa framework (SSVF), which will replace both the Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements and the current Assessment Level Framework. The new system will […]

Following the federal budget which was released on Tuesday 12 May 2015, the government has announced visa lodgement fee increases will have the biggest effect on the following visa types: •Business Innovation and Investment (SIV stream) •Prospective Marriage and Partner (offshore) •Parent migrant and other family (offshore) The SIV stream will see a 50% increase […]

Recently Senator Michaelia Cash announced that volunteer work will no longer count as eligible work to qualify for second Working Holiday visas. More from Senator Cash’s Media Release: Currently, young adults aged 18 to 30 from partner countries may holiday and work in Australia for up to 12 months and may extend their stay in […]