Updated Immigration News – Pharmacists

The government has once again turned to the skilled migration program, in its attempt to support the provision of COVID-19 vaccines, the following three occupations have been added to the PMSOL bringing the total number of occupations on the list to 44.

Recent Developments

As Covid rages on, its effects continue to be felt in Migration related matters…

COVID-19 VACCINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

The Fair Work Commission states that in the current circumstances, most employers should assume that they can’t require their employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

482 Visa Holders on STSOL Occupations, may get a third go at the 482!

We have it on good authority that given the current skills shortages in Australia (which has been heightened during COVID Pandemic, due to delays in processing of offshore 482 visa applications for those occupations not on the PMSOL), the Migration Institute of Australia is attempting to lobby DOHA for a third 482 visa for those […]

Summary of Recent Updates in Migration

As mentioned in our last update, the standard citizenship by conferral application fees have been increased by a whopping 70% to $490, following which, visa application fees also increased.

Business Innovation and Investment Program

Business Innovation and Investment Program – Proposed Changes to take effect from 1 July 2021

Certain streams to be abolished from 1 July 2021

The following BIIP streams will be closed to new applications from 1 July 2021 are (pending applications and those lodged before the cut-off date will still be processed):

•Premium Investor
•Significant Business History
•Venture Capital Entrepreneur

DOHA FEE HIKE

ATTENTION :  Department of Home Affairs has announced a fee hike for Australian Citizenship applications.  The increase will be effective as of 1st July 2021.  The announcement would lead us to believe that other fees are likely to be given an increase from 1st July.  The citizenship fees hike is from $285 to $490, which […]