Friday
Jun152012

Pass mark for skilled migration under the PBS changes

The new points requirement will be applied to visa subclasses 189, 190 and 489. These three visa subclasses represent the new streamlined visa classes announced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

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Saturday
Jun092012

New visa reforms targeting investors and entrepreneurs

A new visa program will be introduced to encourage investors and business entrepreneurs to come to Australia.

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Thursday
May242012

Health restrictions on treatment costs eased

The Significant Cost Threshold at which visa applications will be refused on the grounds that medical costs are too high for the Australian government will be raised with effect from 1 July 2012.

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Thursday
May242012

DIAC address 'SkillSelect myths'

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have addressed some of the rumours and myths circulating about the new SkillSelect system in a post on the Migration Blog.

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Wednesday
May232012

ADF family members get fast track to citizenship

It has been announced that family members of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will be able to take advantage of an advanced route to citizenship from July.

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Wednesday
May232012

Skilled migration programme increased for 2012-13

The number of visa places available on the skilled migration programme has been increased by 5,000 for the year 2012-13 by the Federal Government.

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Thursday
Apr052012

New website launched for student visa holders affected by the skilled migration reforms

A new page has been set up for students affected by the recent changes to the skilled migration system on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Skilled migration visa subclasses streamlined

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced changes to the skilled migration visa subclasses which will be implemented as part of the wider reforms due on 1 July 2012.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Skilled American workers to get pre-entry assessments

It has been announced that American skilled migrants will be able to have their visa applications pre-assessed - before travelling to Australia - in new plans designed to attract workers from the US.

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Saturday
Mar242012

Student visas review: 2nd stage of changes implemented

International students hoping to enrol in bachelor, masters or doctorate level courses will be able to take advantage of new streamlined visa processing arrangements from 24 March 2012.

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