Category: Skilled Visa

BIG Changes Announced to the Skilled Occupation Lists

17 JANUARY 2018: CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS  The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from 17 January 2018. Please note, this does not apply to applications lodged before 17thJanuary 2018 that are in the pipeline, it only effects applications lodged on or after 17thJanuary 2018. The occupationRead more

Further Developments to the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa

First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), notifying of further information as to the introduction of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa legislated to come into effect March 2018. According to the MIA, the summation of the information discussed and clarified at a meeting betweenRead more

Subclass 186 (ENS) – July 1st 2017 – changes to the occupation lists

Occupation Lists There are two occupation lists for Subclass 186 (ENS) applications: Medium and Long- Term Strategic Skills Lists (MLTSSL) Short-Term Skilled Occupation List Please find a link below to these two lists (combined): https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl These lists can be used until March 2018 for Direct Entry ENS and Temporary Transition Stream ENS Caveats: The caveatsRead more

Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL)

On June 21st 2017 the new Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) was released. The Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) used to carry 178 occupations, this was changed in Labours first day of government in March 2017. The 18 occupations now left on the list are mainly in the health sector whereRead more

The New TSS Visa Program

The new TSS Visa Programme On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and aRead more

Changes to the Australian Permanent Visa

Reforms to Australia’s permanent employer sponsored skilled migration programme. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa (ENS visa) – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) visa (RSMS visa). Implementation of these reforms will begin immediately and be completed by March 2018. What is changing? Changes from April 2017  From 19 April 2017, for new applicantsRead more

General Skilled Migration

Have you got enough points for you GSM visa? The General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa program also known as the points tested migration program. After dealing with so many GSM visa applications over the years, we noticed that most clients are often quite surprised to find out that their actual score is lower than theyRead more

Western Australia – Migration Update March 29th 2017

Western Australia – Migration Update Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced an interim list of occupations for state nomination, however the Perth region remains suspended. Invitations issued to intending migrants that were eligible for WA state nomination before 13 March 2017 will be honoured and their applications processed as per current guidelines. WASMOL (Western AustraliaRead more