The Australian Government says it will test changes to current visa arrangements in key markets in a bid to boost visitor and investor numbers to Australia. The announcement has been made during the federal budget on Tuesday 3 May, 2016. Changes in the visa arrangement will include a user-pays visa fast-track service for nationals from India […]
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Recently the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This Skilled Occupations List will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used […]
On 16 June 2015 the Australian Government released the Future directions for streamlined visa processing report and announced the introduction of a simplified student visa framework (SSVF) to support Australia’s education services sector. Subject to the regulatory change process, it is expected that the SSVF will be implemented by mid-2016. Key changes under the simplified student […]
As mentioned in our previous blog post, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This CSOL will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. You must […]
There could soon be a new visa encouraging entrepreneurs to base their start-ups in Australia. Proposed Entrepreneur visa Entrepreneurs will be lured to Australia by a new visa as part of the Turnbull government’s plan to encourage innovative talent. The Australian Government announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) on 7 December 2015. Under […]
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has released its updated skilled occupation list (SOL), and several occupations that were closed previously, have now been opened for state nomination. This updated list proves that Canberra is opening up its doors to skilled migrants. Before lodging an application for nomination, it is highly recommended that you obtain specific […]
Hungary has become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday visas arrangement. On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa […]
New Zealanders who have lived and worked in Australia for five years or more will get easier access to citizenship under a new deal. An Australian government amnesty will open the door to citizenship for between 60,000 to 100,000 Kiwi expats living and working across the Tasman. The move was announced on the 19th February […]
The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) is a temporary visa that allows business people and investors to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of four streams; the Investor Stream, the Significant Investor Stream, the new Premium Investor Stream, and the Business Innovation Stream. Holding […]
The Business Talent visa (subclass 132) is a permanent visa that allows business people to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of two streams, the Significant Business History Stream, and the Venture Capital Stream. Common Requirements Both streams require sponsorship by an Australian state or territory, […]