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Work and Holiday Visa Update

Are you looking at a Work and Holiday Visa? Do you hold an Israeli passport and would like to visit Australia? You’re in luck! Australia recently signed a new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding with Israel that will allow 500 young adults to holiday in Australia and undertake short…

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Employer Sponsored Visas – Can I leave before 2 years?

A very common question asked about employer sponsored visas is: “What happens if I need/want to leave my employer before the 2 year period is up?” Employer Nomination Scheme (sc 186) When you lodge the visa application form for this subclass you are required to declare that you agree to…

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The British are flocking to Australia!

According to an article written by Lisa Cornish in The Australian, Australia is about to experience the biggest intake of British migrants since the 1970’s. This decade will see approximately 400,000 UK migrants relocating to our country. You may be asking, why Australia? Well according to Alistair Thomson, professor of…

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Australia Needs Skilled Workers

If you are a skilled worker looking to migrate to Australia, 2014 might be the year to do it. A recent article by David Crowe from The Australian has outlined concerns regarding future skills shortages in Australia. The Australian Industry Group is pushing for an increase in the annual intake…

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Important Announcement for NSW Nominations (sc190)

We have recently received notification from the Migration Institute of Australia that New South Wales (NSW) has stopped accepting nominations for subclass 190 Skilled Visas as of the 24th of December 2013 and will not start accepting them again until July 2014. This has a massive impact on all NSW…

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Decision Ready vs. Non-Decision Ready – Does it matter?

We often get a lot of enquiries asking about the Decision Ready vs Non-Decision Ready and if it does matter. The simple answer is no. As of late December 2013 the Department has completely removed the option for Registered Migration Agents (RMA) to lodge applications decision ready. This means that…

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Are you working in Australia and looking for residency?

The Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa is an employer sponsored permanent visa – you can apply for this visa if you’re a skilled worker and you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you. There are 3 streams available: Temporary Residence Transition stream: if you are already working…

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457 Visa Changes Announced!

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have announced new visa changes to the 457 program from 1 July 2013. The updated visa changes include; Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold Increase (TSMIT) The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) has been increased as of 1 July 2013. The previous TSMIT…

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New July 1, 2013 Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)

As of 1 July 2013 there are changes to the occupations on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL). If you are nominated by a State or Territory Government, a direct entry Employer Nomination Scheme visa, a 457 visa or a 402 visa you must nominate an occupation from this list.…

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