New TRA website and skills assessment program changes: TRA website has been designed with a fresh

New TRA website and skills assessment program changes: TRA website has been designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about their services. From Monday 28 April 2014, applicants seeking a skills assessment for migration purposes must apply for the Offshore Skills Assessment Program and be assessed by a…

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Update: Arrangements surrounding visas for persons associated with Malaysian Airlines MH370 disaster

Update: Arrangements surrounding visas for persons associated with Malaysian Airlines MH370 disaster. The Department has provided the MIA (MIGRATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA) with the following updated summary of arrangements put in place to assist those affected by the Malaysia Airlines disaster through the visa process. The Department, through the overseas network, is working with Malaysia…

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485 HEALTH INSURANCE is the MUST REQUIREMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION Health insurance for 485 ap

485 HEALTH INSURANCE is the MUST REQUIREMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION Health insurance for 485 applicants must commence before the visa application lodgement. Information on the required level of insurance is available on the Department’s website and includes: 1. Adequate cover is required (other than OSHC) either immediately after OSHC ceases or before the…

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Ms Xiao Ying Wu (known as Amy Wu), was based in Sydney’s Chinatown and pleaded guilty to forging imm

Ms Xiao Ying Wu (known as Amy Wu), was based in Sydney’s Chinatown and pleaded guilty to forging immigration documents and defrauding her clients, who were seeking assistance with visa applications, in order to obtain more than $80 000. She was sentenced today in the Downing Centre District Court to 21 months’ imprisonment, with five…

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New protocol for processing BRIDGING VISA (bv) application has been introduced by Permanent Employer

New protocol for processing BRIDGING VISA (bv) application has been introduced by Permanent Employer Sponsored Entry. Emailed BV applications will no longer be accepted, the following protocol must be used: 1. All bridging visa applications must be attached electronically to the client’s online application, 2. The client must then send an email to the appropriate…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE AND ALERT FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS (Mid North Coast sponsorship under 489 visa): The

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND ALERT FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS (Mid North Coast sponsorship under 489 visa): The occupation Software Engineer ANZSCO code 261313 has been suspended from RDA Mid North Coast at 5pm Australian EST Tuesday 16th March 2014. The updated information is available on NSW Trade and Investment website but RDA Mid north coast website has…

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