In light of DIBP’s update that further changes to the MLTSSL (formerly SOL) and STSOL occupation lists that determine eligibility for the subclass 457, 186, 189, 190, 489 and other visas, concern is growing around a list of occupations...
Recent legislation has lowered the age limit at the time of invitation for subclass 189 points tested independent skilled visas to 45 years, requiring an applicant to be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation in order...
DIBP has indicated that upcoming changes to the partner visa program will include requiring sponsors to lodge and be approved for sponsorship before their partners can lodge a partner visa application and increasing the time required on provisional partner...
As part of the 2017-2018 budget announced last night, DIBP has released new visa application charges that will be effective as of 1 July 2017. The new fee list is available for download here. The new fees reflect an across...
DIBP has clarified that substantial changes will be coming effective 1 July 2017 including increased English Language score requirements, further changes to the occupation lists beyond the changes announced on 18 April 2017, instituting an upper age limit for...
Legislation passed last week has created a new stream of the Subclass 189 visa available 1 July 2017 exclusively for citizens of New Zealand. The new visa stream has no age limit, has a health waiver available, requires NZ...
The announcement of the 2017-18 Australian Budget has revealed details the new temporary parent visas that will be available in November this year in 3-year and 5-year versions, with a limit of 15,000 visas available annually. Visa application fees...
DIBP has issued an update describing the current processing environment for student visa applications, including guidelines that applicants should lodge their applications at least 6 weeks before course commencement and noting that all applications should be submitted complete with...
In an important development for those planning on applying for an employer sponsored visa under subclass 186 (ENS) or 187 (RSMS), DIBP has confirmed that the introduction of a 3-year work requirement for Direct Entry applicants for the 187...
The Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation has announced that sponsorship for subclass 190 and 489 skilled visas is suspended immediately until 1 July for applicants outside NT due to recent changes to the skilled migration program and...