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...
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...
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...
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 data from DIBP indicates that the annual limitations for invitations to apply for the subclass 189 independent skilled visa and the family sponsored option for the subclass 489 visa have been reached for several popular groups of occupation...
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...
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 confirmed that more changes to the 457 program will be coming on 1 July 2017 including expanding mandatory skills assessments, introducing mandatory police clearance certificates, more restrictions on training benchmark requirements for employers, and elimination of the...
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...