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Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) Update

In recent immigration news, visa applicants who have an occupation that is listed on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL), could be eligible to apply for Western Australian State nomination using either: Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190); or Skilled Regional (Provision) visa (subclass 489). The status for the…

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Skilled visas – Increase in points pass mark

From 1 July 2018, there will be an increase in the pass mark for a variety of skilled visas. Skilled Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189, Skilled Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190; and Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489 applicants wishing to apply for those visas will…

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Tasmania introduces new visa category for overseas applicants

Australia is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for immigrants to migrate to. The popularity of Australia is increasing yearly as the annual intake of migrants is tipping over the 200,000 mark. The increasing popularity of Australia as a premium destination is due to the variety of lifestyle, working…

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WA State Government slashes jobs on skilled migration list

The State Government has released an updated version of the Western Australian (WA) skilled migration list, slashing it to just 18 eligible occupations. The Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL), which used to carry 178 occupations including bricklayers, electricians, refrigeration mechanics, teachers, cafe managers, psychologists and others are also…

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New Occupations – Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

If you’re applying for a subclass 485 Temporary Graduate - Graduate Work Stream visa or an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa (for example, Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) or Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa) you’ll need to have an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Updates…

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Are you applying for a General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa?

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas include the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa, subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa and the subclass 489 Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) visa. This blog is focused on the first stage of applying for one of these visas - to find out more about the general…

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Occupations Removed for General Skilled Migration Visas

State and Territory Governments have been advised that they will no longer be able to nominate the occupations listed below for General Skilled Migration points tested visas. This includes subclasses 190 and 489. These occupations are: Chemical and Materials Engineers; [ANZSCO Group 2331] ICT Business  and Systems Analysts; [ANZSCO Group…

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