Australian Students Visa Applicants Who Held a Student Visa on 8 February 2010

Australian Student Visa

A new web page  is available on the Australian Immigration Website for current and former Student visa holders who held a Student visa when the Australian Government announced the skilled migration reforms (8 February 2010). Increasingly in the years leading up to the reforms, the composition of the skilled migration program […]

Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa Program Changes Announced

Permanent Employer-Sponsored Visa Program Changes Announced

Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Bowen has announced significant changes to simplify the process for the permanent employer-sponsored visa program with the changes to be introduced on 1 July 2012. The reforms will improve the program’s ability to: meet Australia’s economic needs respond quickly to labour market demand ensure […]

New Australian Skilled Migration Points Test

In early June, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) issued some important new details related to a new Australian skilled migration points test which becomes effective from today (1st July 2011) The skilled migration points test is what determines which skilled workers will be eligible to emigrate to Australia […]

All Not Lost For Chefs and Cooks Following Changes to Skilled Occupation List

Highly qualified chefs and cooks will continue to be welcome in Australia, despite the removal of these occupations from the new Skilled Occupations List, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, said yesterday. The Minister said the removal of these occupations from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) would […]

The 2010 Australian Budget and its impact on Australian Immigration Numbers

The Australian Government released their 2010-11 Australian Budget last night and it contained mixed news for wannabe migrants. Within the report, the Australian Government has announced it intends to sharpen the focus of the Australian skilled migration program on key skills shortages. Overall, the Australian Immigration program will remain the […]

New Skilled Occupation List April 2010

Jason Cameron, one of the Registered Migration Agents who regularly contributes in our forums recently posted a link to the new Skills Occupation List stating : Anyone interested in future skilled occupation list mid this year can gain some insight into the occupations that Skills Australia are proposing/considering. You can […]

Skilled Independent Migration Visa

Processing migration visa applications for migrants moving to Australia. Skilled Independent Migration Visa is one of the categories within the General Skilled Migration or Skilled Visa group which can be applied for both on-shore or from within Australia or off-shore or applicant is not in Australia. The General Skilled Migration caters to those who are not sponsored by an employer and the applicant applies on the strength of his own qualification in this type of visa.