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09Sep 2016

Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Arrangements for Resident Return Visa Applications. This Instrument removes references to the making of oral applications from Schedule 1, Item 1128 of the Migration Regulations. All other previous arrangements for RRV remain the same. Applications for Class BB Return Resident visa must be made in the following manner: Using […]

09Sep 2016

Migration Amendment (Entrepreneur Visas and Other Measures) Regulation 2016. Schedule 2 of this Instrument amends the GSM Skilled Migration points test (Sch 6D) to provide additional points for applicants who have completed at least two full academic years of post-graduate studies at doctoral or masters (research) level in specified fields, which may include science, technology, […]

01Sep 2016

As a skilled migrant you can apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa if the status of your nominated occupation is shown as ‘open’ on the ACT Occupation List and you meet the nomination criteria as shown in the guidelines. ACT residents working in a skilled occupation may be eligible to […]

25Jul 2016

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland nominates skilled migrants in occupations that have been identified in shortage in Queensland.  This stream is for migrants that are living and working outside of Queensland or overseas, including in another state or territory of Australia.  Migrants that are in Queensland but not currently working in their skilled occupation are […]

15Jul 2016

As of 14th July 2016, Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) have suspended expressions of interest from the old Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) until 22nd July 2016. The suspension is given so that BSMQ can update the relevant fact sheets, application forms and QSOL list. The new QSOL will come into effect from Monday 25th July 2016, […]

05Jul 2016

1)    High points  From 1st July, applicants who have 80 points or higher (including state nomination points) on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) points test, can gain access to the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL) and occupations on the main list that are special conditions apply. Applicants must meet all other South Australian […]

23Jun 2016

The Department has released the SkillSelect 2016/17 occupation ceilings MIA Members are advised to proceed with caution if advising clients using these the new occupation ceilings, as some anomalies in the published ceilings have been identified. While the occupation of Accountant appears to have a markedly increased ceiling, the asterisk beside the occupation indicates the […]

18May 2016

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). These will come into effect from 1 July 2016. The occupations of Audiologists and Orthotist or Prosthetists will be added to the SOL, while the following occupations will be moved from SOL to […]

22Mar 2016

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 […]