Wednesday
Jan052011

Age limit to be increased for General Skilled Migration

Further to the new points test being introduced on 1 July 2011 the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have decided to increase the upper age limit for applicants made under General Skilled Migration visas from 45 to 49.

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Saturday
Dec252010

Residence requirements for citizenship as of July 2010

As of 1 July 2010 the residence requirements for Australian citizenship were updated. The new rules require that all citizenship applicants need to meet the residence requirements at the time they apply for citizenship.

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Friday
Dec242010

Biometric scans introduced for visa applications

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have introduced biometric scanning for refugees and offshore applications as part of their efforts to identify potential terrorist groups and increase border security.

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Thursday
Dec022010

Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010

On May 26 2010 the Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010 was not passed,and as a result lapsed on 19 July 2010. This Bill lapsed because of the porogation of parliament before the Austrailian federal elections.

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Wednesday
Nov242010

New points test announced for skilled migrants

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has announced a structure for the proposed new points test for skilled migrants. It is expected that the new test will be used from 1 July 2011.

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Wednesday
Nov242010

New Skilled Occupation List

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) published a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) on 1 July 2010. The new list is specific to the general skilled migration (GSM) program and does not apply to employer- sponsored permanent or temporary visas.

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Aussie Test app launched for iPhone

Prepare for the Australian citizenship test wherever you go with the Aussie Test iPhone app.

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Friday
Nov192010

Australian Citizenship Exam Undergoes Major Changes

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of Australia recently announced changes made to its citizenship exam.

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Friday
Nov192010

Update test and pass rate implemented from 19 October 2009

The Australian government have announced that all would-be citizens will need to take a new revised citizenship test from 19 October 2009. The pass mark for the new test will increase from 60 per cent to 75 per cent but will not contain any mandatory questions.

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