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MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) contains 216 occupations. The list is prescribed in LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2019. MLTSSL is the occupational demand list which is in high demand across various states and territories of Australia. It is particularly relevant to the following visas in…

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New rules for subclass 485 Post-Study work visas

The Australian Government has introduced legislation in the form of the Migration Amendment (Temporary Graduate Visas) Regulations 2020, to allow holders of a subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visas to apply offshore and more importantly a pathway for a second subclass 485 for applicants in regional areas. The explanatory statement…

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New regional visas for Australia

The Australian Government has introduced two new regional visas which requires migrants to commit to life in regional Australia for at least three years. This new visa opens to the door to permanent residency for overseas workers from a wider range of occupations than before — including such occupations as…

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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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New Processing Arrangements for Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visas

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has advised that effective from 1 July 2013 the processing of all 485 visa applications that have already been lodged and undecided by their current case officers will be transferred from the General Skilled Migration team in Brisbane and Adelaide to the Temporary…

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Annual Update of Skilled Occupation List From 1 July 2013

Department of Immigration And Citizenship has announced the annual update of the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), which will be effective from 1 July 2013. The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration. The list of occupations reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to a skilled…

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