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Migration Program for 2019/2020

Migration Program for 2019/2020 The Migration Program Planning levels for the 2019-2020 program year were released. The Migration program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes for Australia. The program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2019-20. The total program is broken … Continue reading “Migration Program for 2019/2020”

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New Skilled Work Regional Visa with Permanent Residency Pathways

New Skilled Work Regional Visa with Permanent Residency Pathways The government has recently announced an increase in the number of visa places for regional Australia with 23,000 skilled visas being reserved for those willing to live and work in regional areas. There will be two new regional visas introduced in November 2019 – Skilled Employer … Continue reading “New Skilled Work Regional Visa with Permanent Residency Pathways”

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New Temporary Parent Visa

New Temporary Parent Visa On the 1st of July 2019 the government has introduced a new sponsored parent visa subclass 870. The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia. The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa provides an additional option for parents of Australian citizens and permanent … Continue reading “New Temporary Parent Visa”

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Fee Increases as of the 1st of July 2019

Fee Increases as of the 1st of July 2019 The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications lodged on or after 1 July 2019. Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are below: Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Subclass … Continue reading “Fee Increases as of the 1st of July 2019”

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Third Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program – starts on 1 July 2019

Third Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program – starts on 1 July 2019 The Australian Government has announced changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program to support regional and rural communities. From 1 July 2019, Working Holiday Makers Visa holders who carry out 6 months of specified work in regional areas while on … Continue reading “Third Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program – starts on 1 July 2019”

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Key Changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists

Key Changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists The Department of Home Affairs has announced changes to the eligible occupations for permanent and temporary visas, with effect from 13 March 2019. Changes to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, and the Regional Occupation List have been made following consultation with the … Continue reading “Key Changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists”

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Global Talent Program

Global Talent Program Australian businesses and start-ups will have streamlined access to the best and brightest talent from around the world with the continuation of the Global Talent-Employer Sponsored program (GTES), formerly the Global Talent Scheme.Following a successful pilot last financial year, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship,Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman has made … Continue reading “Global Talent Program”

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NSW skilled nomination migration (190) open in 2019-20

NSW skilled nomination migration (190) open in 2019-20 The state of NSW runs the skilled nominated migration (190) program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills needs. NSW's position as an appealing destination for skilled migrants is confirmed beyond doubt by the significant demand shown … Continue reading “NSW skilled nomination migration (190) open in 2019-20”

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Important Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation & Investor Program

Important Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation & Investor Program From 22 July 2019, you will be able to lodge a nomination application for Business Innovation and Investor Program (BIIP) visas without having to wait for an invitation from Victoria. Victoria is no longer issuing invitations to apply for nomination. If you have already submitted an … Continue reading “Important Changes to Victoria’s Business Innovation & Investor Program”

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