Great NEWS for TRA Provisional Skills Assessment – Removal of the International English Language Tes

Great NEWS for TRA Provisional Skills Assessment – Removal of the International English Language Testing System eligibility requirement From 16 January 2015 Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) applicants are no longer required to provide an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result as part of the eligibility requirements. When completing a new application through the TRA…

The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for PARTNER VISA subclasses from 1 J

The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for PARTNER VISA subclasses from 1 January 2015. PARTNER VISA CHARGES (combined 309/100, 820/801 and 300) * Provisional and permanent partner visas ( offshore)- currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Prospective marriage visa (offshore)- currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Temporary and permanent partner visas…

ISPLR English language test acceptable as evidence of functional English for 2nd VAC payments An In

ISPLR English language test acceptable as evidence of functional English for 2nd VAC payments An International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) 2 rating is acceptable as evidence of ‘functional’ English under Reg 5.17(f). Visa applicants who are required to show evidence of functional English and who have achieved this rating will not be required to…

Visa processing recommences from Congo post Ebola outbreak Minister Morrison has announced the proc

Visa processing recommences from Congo post Ebola outbreak Minister Morrison has announced the processing of visas will recommence for residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now declared the West African nation Ebola free. Processing of over 200 visa applications from that country had been paused during the…

Unfinished ImmiAccount applications – Systems Maintenance 22-23 November 2014 The Department’s webs

Unfinished ImmiAccount applications – Systems Maintenance 22-23 November 2014 The Department’s website will undergo planned system maintenance on 22-23 November 2014. This may impact some applications that have been started but not submitted before this date. If you have started but not submitted an application for a subclass 132, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 462,…