2020 – 2021 Program Update from Migration Tasmania

Following a directive from The Department of Home Affairs, relating to allocations of subclass 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa nominations, the Tasmanian government, through Migration Tasmania, has confirmed that until the Federal Budget is handed down in October 2020, all new and existing nominations will be subjected to the...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – ACT Critical Skills List

The Australian Government’s priority for migration in 2020-21 is leveraged towards providing support for public health responses, with the aim of bolstering the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This criterion was again evident when the ACT recently released its Critical Skills List for the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – Victorian visa nomination program update

On Monday August 17th the Victorian Government, through its Skilled and Business Migration Program, released the following statement pertaining to the current status of its visa nomination program: “The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has provided a limited number of visa nomination places to the Victorian Government, up until the...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – South Australia’s General Skilled and Business Migration Program

Limited number of Interim Allocation Places made available In a statement recently released on its website, Immigration SA has provided the following advice: “Given the limited number of available nominations, South Australia’s program requirements and application processes for the General Skilled and Business programs are currently being finalised, with a...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – Ministers’ Press release

IMMIGRATION NEWS - Ministers’ Press release. Student Visa. Given the importance of international students to Australia and our economy, the Morrison government has issued a Media release making some changes to student visa arrangements. The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when...

IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE

IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE States and Territories have stopped nominations for the the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) (subclass 190) visas as well as Business Visas (subclasses 188 and 132) until they are advised by the Commonwealth government about their allocations for 2020-21. Therefore, visa aspirants...

BREAKING NEWS! NSW 491 Nominations set to open!

Breaking News – NSW 491 Nominations set to open Finally, the news that so many potential applicants have been anxiously anticipating, New South Wales Treasury have just confirmed that it will open a window for acceptance of NSW applications under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 491. Eight-day window of...

BREAKING NEWS! Temporary Activity Visa – Subclass 408 – COVID 19 Pandemic Event Visa

Many temporary Work visa holders including those on working holidays who, due to the current COVID 19 restrictions on international travel, have found themselves unable to depart Australia prior to their existing visa expiry have been thrown a lifeline, enabling them to remain lawfully onshore until such time as said...

State Nomination Updates 31st March 2020

Following some months of speculation and varying advice regarding eligibility criteria requirements from state to state, recent releases by some states have finally confirmed their current positions. Eligibility requirements are stringently investigated therefore compliance is essential prior to lodging any Expressions of Interest (EOI) with SkillSelect. New South Wales This...

COVID 19 Visa News Updates – March 19th 2020

Endeavours to control the threat of the Coronavirus continue as today, Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison MP, announces further restrictions due to come into effect on the country’s borders from 9pm on Friday March 20th. Travel bans extended From this point, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their...