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


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 […]

NEW Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

There are now 41 occupations on the updated PMSOL. They are as follows: Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111) Construction Project Manager (133111) Accountant (General) (221111) Management Accountant (221112) Taxation Accountant (221113) External Auditor (221213) Internal Auditor (221214) Surveyor (232212) Cartographer (232213) Other Spatial Scientist (232214) Civil Engineer (233211) Geotechnical Engineer (233212) Structural Engineer (233214) […]

Effects of the 2021-2022 Budget on Australian migration

The Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday May 11th but as widely anticipated, in a world still recovering from the impact of COVID 19, it offered only carefully measured support for Australia’s much-disrupted migration program. Current international travel restrictions have been acknowledged, as has a continuation of the Migration Program planning level at 160,000 […]

Hot Off The Press! Trans-Tasman Bubble Update

Our team at Sellanes Clark have it on good authority that the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has confirmed that the Trans-Tasman Bubble is also open to Visa Holders to travel to New Zealand and return to Australia without requiring to get a Travel Exemption or enter hotel quarantine on returning to Australia. This is […]

BSMQ – News Update

BSMQ opens for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) Nominations from 19 April to 25 April. While Subclass 491 visa is open to COVID critical skill or sectors such as those listed below, Hospitality occupations such as Café and Restaurant Managers, Chefs and Cooks are also on the list, which is a welcome […]