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…

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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,…

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New Policy updates expected for Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) on 23rd November

New Policy updates expected for Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) on 23rd November 2014 (information received through Migration Institute of Australia) 1. Requirement for a strong business case to be made for stays longer than 3 months 2. Examples of supporting information to be provided for stays longer than 3 months 3.…

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Alternative English Language tests for visa applicants from 23rd November 2014 For applications lo

Alternative English Language tests for visa applicants from 23rd November 2014 For applications lodged on and after 23 November 2014: Reg 1.15B – Functional English (mainly for secondary applicants) IELTS – 4.5 average overall score TOEFL iBT – overall band score of at-least 32. Pearson (PTE Academic) – 30 overall band score OR a valid…

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ONLINE SKILL ASSESSMENT FOR ENGINEERS!!! Engineers Australia is proud to announce the launch of the

ONLINE SKILL ASSESSMENT FOR ENGINEERS!!! Engineers Australia is proud to announce the launch of the new MSA online assessment system allowing applicants to submit an application, upload documents, pay the assessment fee, and follow the status of their application online. Outcome letters will be sent per email. Applicants will need to upload colour scanned copies…

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Arrangements for Work and Holiday visa applicants from various countries Migration Regulations 1994

Arrangements for Work and Holiday visa applicants from various countries Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Arrangements for Work and Holiday Visa Applicants from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America and Uruguay. This Instrument specifies: 1. the countries with SC 462 Work and Holiday visa arrangements…

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Accountants NOT removed from SOL Today’s Australian Financial Review report that accountants have b

Accountants NOT removed from SOL Today’s Australian Financial Review report that accountants have been removed from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is INCORRECT. The Department of Industry, who are responsible for compiling the list, have confirmed they are only just starting their review of the list and the outcomes will not be known until well…

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Skilled nominated migration (190) CLOSED for October Intake. The October intake has reached the cap

Skilled nominated migration (190) CLOSED for October Intake. The October intake has reached the cap of 1,000 and it is closed. Following analysis of the second intake on 22 October 2014, the applications lodged during this intake are able to proceed to assessment. The October intake was capped at 1,000 applications to ensure the annual…

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