Blog Archives: 2019

9 May 2019

Permanent Residence pathway changes for nurses in Australia

We are expecting to see changes to the way in which overseas-trained nurses can become eligible to apply for permanent residence through the General Skilled Migration program. Instead of the existing option to undertake a three-month bridging program, nurses may soon need to take an outcomes-based assessment to qualify. The outcomes-based assessment will involve cognitive…

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9 May 2019

Extra points for skilled migrants from November 2019

Migrants seeking to apply for Australia’s Independent skilled visas could claim extra points from 16 November 2019, when the Government’s revised points system commences. Details of the revised points allocations were released under the Migration Amendment (New Regional Skilled Visas) Regulations 2019, following the Government’s review of Australia’s Regional Skilled Visas. Australia’s points-tested visas require…

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8 May 2019

New Regional Visa conditions before Permanent Residence

Australia’s new Skilled Regional Visa options will require migrants to work for three years in regional areas before applying for permanent residence. Currently, migrants in regional areas can apply for permanent residence directly through the Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa. However, under the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, the…

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