11 Jul 2017

4 things New Zealanders need to know about their new permanent residency options

Are you a New Zealander looking to apply for Australian permanent residency (PR)? There is good news for you. The Immigration Department has recently approved legislative amendments to allow skilled New Zealanders to access PR more easily through a separate ‘New Zealand stream’ for the Subclass 189 visa from 1 July 2017. Under the new stream,…

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30 Jun 2017

Revised Skilled Occupation Lists Announced

Following consultation with industry bodies, the Government has today confirmed which occupations will remain or be added to the revised Medium to Long Term Skilled Occupations List (MLTSOL) and Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL). Immigracious has made note of several changes to the original skilled occupations lists announced by the Government in April. We have documented these below for your…

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22 Jun 2017

Only 18 occupations to remain on WA Skilled Migration List

The State Government yesterday confirmed (21 June 2017) that 160 occupations have been removed from the WA Skilled Migration List (WASMOL), with only 18 occupations remaining eligible for a skilled visa on the list.   Many of the remaining 18 occupations are in the health sector, including midwives, psychiatrists and several classes of registered nurses.…

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16 Jun 2017

Australian citizenship changes put forward to parliament

  The Federal Parliament is now considering the Prime Minister’s proposed changes to Australian citizenship requirements announced in April this year. The citizenship changes have become a controversial topic in the media and according to SBS News, there are concerns that one of the laws brought before Parliament will grant the Immigration Minister the power…

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11 May 2017

457 visa changes | Our most frequently asked questions

What are the changes to the 457 visa scheme from 19 April 2017? The Government recently announced the 457 visa scheme will be replaced by a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program to be introduced in March 2018. Some changes to the 457 visa are already in place to prepare for the new TSS…

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11 May 2017

4 things you need to know about the Australian citizenship changes

If you are currently a permanent resident, or if you would like to become an Australian citizen in the future, here’s what you need to know about the recent citizenship changes. The 4 main changes: 1. You will need to have been a permanent resident for 4 years instead of 1 year 2. You will…

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11 May 2017

The Federal Budget announcements and how they impact Australian migration

At this time of year, we are always eager to hear how the Federal Budget will impact migration policy. Here’s how the recently announced Budget initiatives affect Australian businesses and visa holders. Businesses Currently businesses who employ 457 visa holders must invest in training their Australian employees as part of their sponsorship obligations. Instead of this,…

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20 Apr 2017

Australian citizenship changes announced

Yesterday afternoon Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced several changes to the requirements to become an Australian citizen. Permanent residents seeking to obtain citizenship will be impacted by the new requirements, as the Government stated the changes will apply to any applications received from today. Watch the video announcement on the Immigracious LinkedIn page linked here. What are the changes? 4…

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18 Apr 2017

457 visa to be abolished and replaced

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has announced just a few hours ago that the 457 visa program will be abolished and replaced by a new temporary work visa. Mr Turnbull said, “The new visa will better target genuine skill shortages including in regional Australia and will include new requirements including previous work experience, better English…

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