SCHEDULE 4020 – AGAIN Visa applicants who provide incorrect information about their work history fa

SCHEDULE 4020 – AGAIN Visa applicants who provide incorrect information about their work history face possible visa refusal under Schedule 4020 of the Migration Regulations. It is therefore important that visa applicants always provide their previous migration files before lodging a permanent visa application where work experience is a relevant factor. It is common for…

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Immigration SA has updated their State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and related policies as at 1

Immigration SA has updated their State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and related policies as at 1 July 2014. These include: 1. Adding further occupations to their SNOL 2. Simplifying the state nomination process, including receiving an invitation within 2 business days if you are selected for state nomination. 3. State nomination places will now be…

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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has updated the latest OCCUPATION CEILINGS for t

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has updated the latest OCCUPATION CEILINGS for the financial year 2014-15 on their website. Kindly refer the below link (table) The important points included in the list are: Pro-rated arrangements will apply for the below occupation groups due to high levels of interest from prospective skilled migrants: 1.…

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MAJOR confusion for 485 (Graduate Work Stream- 18 months visa) applicants who got their first studen

MAJOR confusion for 485 (Graduate Work Stream- 18 months visa) applicants who got their first student visa before 5th Nov 2011. From 1st of July 2014 Graduate Work Stream (485) visa regulations were amended. The current regulations is: 485.223 [485.223] When the application was made, it was accompanied by evidence that THE APPLICANT HAD APPLIED…

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NSW STATE SPONSORSHIP (subclass 190) UPDATES!!! NSW will introduce a number of new initiatives from

NSW STATE SPONSORSHIP (subclass 190) UPDATES!!! NSW will introduce a number of new initiatives from 14th July 2014 which are designed to align the NSW Skilled Nominated visa program with the skills requirements of the NSW economy. Key points about the program in 2014/15 are: 1. Applications for 2014-15 will be lodged electronically through a…

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RDA Orana (for 489 sponsorship) is going online from 1st July!!!! The Migration Services team at Re

RDA Orana (for 489 sponsorship) is going online from 1st July!!!! The Migration Services team at Regional Development Australia – Orana have been working hard to ensure a smoother process for all applicants looking to be sponsored by the region and obtain a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489). As of the 1st of July,…

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Updates on NSW state sponsorship for subclass 190!!! NSW state has just confirmed (on phone) that s

Updates on NSW state sponsorship for subclass 190!!! NSW state has just confirmed (on phone) that state sponsorship for 2014-2015 will be open in Mid-July. They will publish it on their website tomorrow (1st July 2014). Please note that NSW state sponsorship department phone number has been changed too. For More details please contact us:…

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Skills assessment changes (coming from 1st July 2014) – clarifications!!! The Department has provid

Skills assessment changes (coming from 1st July 2014) – clarifications!!! The Department has provided the following clarifications: 1. All visa applications made on or after 1 July 2014 will be subject to the new regulatory requirements concerning the validity of skills assessments. Applicants who have been invited to apply are encouraged to apply on or…

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