The government is making changes to the migration programs to support the reopening of Australia and assist its economic recovery. These changes include pathways to PR for STSOL visa holders, extended visas for skilled regional (provisional visa) holders, extended visa application charge waivers for new visitor visa applicants overseas, and increasing the length of stayRead more
Effective from the 13th of November 2021, the section 48 bar will be lifted for three skilled migration visas. The aim is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on onshore applicants who have had visas refused or cancelled, and are prevented from leaving Australia due to travel restrictions. Many visa applicants subject to section 48 barRead more
Registration of Interest (ROI) Selections The first 170 invitations to apply for Subclass 190 visa nomination for the 2021-22 program were sent to successful candidates last week. These invitations were sent to the best candidates working in six different sectors. Whilst the Health sector did feature strongly, 62 per cent of invitations were sent toRead more
Skilled Migration Program Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, reputable schools and a globally recognised university. The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity. Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2021–2022Read more
The good news for digital games engineers is that digital games skills has been added for Victorian visa nomination. The digital sector makes use of technology and innovation to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness in Victoria. Applicants using their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in a business precinct will be highly regarded.Read more
The Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491) is a provisional visa for skilled workers. The NSW Government can nominate eligible skilled applicants who will commit to working in critical sectors in regional New South Wales. NSW nomination for the Subclass 491 Visa is now by invitation only. Submission Windows Submission windows for the 2021-2022 financialRead more
As English is the primary language spoken in Australia, it is an important aspect of the visa application process and there is a minimum standard that needs to be met
NSW has officially announced the updated skilled occupation lists for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional visa (Subclass 491).