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Changes to Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia  Regional boundary changes for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) As of 17 November 2017, a new legislative instrument (IMMI/059) commenced. This amends the geographic boundaries for RSMS to exclude Perth and surrounding area. The list of Regional Certifying Bodies (RCBs) has also been updated. Due to these changes,…

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A Big State With Even Bigger Business Potential

With a diverse and rejuvenated economy, Queensland is again becoming one of the leading powerhouses of the Australian economy. It is currently entering a transitional period, and the economy is expected to exceed national growth over the coming years with the top-performing sectors being in agriculture, construction, resources, tourism, manufacturing and services. For entrepreneurs with…

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Two-year period of transition – Migration Agents Bill Regulation

A media release provided by the Hon. Alex Hawke MP, clarifies the announcement on the transitional period for lawyers with restricted practising licences, which was made at last week’s MIA National Conference. The Federal Government is expecting the lawyers to be removed from the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority (MARA) regulatory system starting 1 July 2018.…

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Two Year Transition Update for Lawyers wanting to Practice in Migration Law

A media release provided by the Hon. Alex Hawke MP, clarifies the announcement on the transitional period for lawyers with restricted practising licences, which was made at last week’s MIA National Conference. The Federal Government is expecting the lawyers to be removed from the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority (MARA) regulatory system starting 1 July 2018.…

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Grandfathering provisions 457 to ENS/RSMS Announced

DIBP Fact Sheet Two: Reforms to Australia’s permanent skilled migration program This update provides advice on the grandfathering provisions for holders of Subclass 457 visas up until 18 April 2017. These visa holders can access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream: Occupation requirements remain the same There are no restrictions if…

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Regional Australia – Updates to RCB and Postcodes

Legislative Instrument – F2017L01460 – IMMI 17/059: Regional Certifying Bodies and Regional Postcodes Instrument 2017 This Instrument specifies the postcodes for the areas of Australia defined as regional Australia, for migration purposes. Relevant Regional Certifying Bodies (RCB) are also listed.   Regional Certifying Bodies  Schedule 1 of the Instrument indicates these changes to RCBs below.…

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Mygration Visa Updates

New notices: Changes in regulation enhancing Community Safety and Visa Integrity New payment methods in ImmiAccount   Changes in regulation enhancing Community Safety and Visa Integrity New regulations have been implemented by the Government, enhancing visa integrity and clearly communicating what is expected of non-citizens while staying in Australia.   Temporary Visa Changes Individuals applying…

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Changes to Visitor VISA Application Arrangements – Indonesia

Legislative Instrument – F2017L01454 – IMMI 17/124: Arrangements for Visitor (Class FA) Visa Applications Changes to the visitor visa application are only for Indonesian visitor visa applicants. All previous Instrument visa application arrangements remain the same. This specifies that Indonesian passport holders can now apply for their Subclass 600 visa application in the Tourist, Business…

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VETASSES – Holiday Closures

RMAs should have received a VETASSES Important Updates e-mail directly this week. VETASSESS will be closed for the holiday period beginning Friday 22 December 2017. It will reopen on Wednesday, 3 January 2018. PROCESSING CUT-OFF DATES Cut-off date for Priority Processing is 5pm AEST, Monday, 11 December 2017. Cut off for all other skills assessments…

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On A Bridging Visa And Have Travel Plans?

So, you’ve just lodged your 187 Visa and now you find yourself holding a Bridging Visa A (BVA). Its leading up to the holiday season and you figure, you deserved it and decide to go to Fiji for a bit of sun and relaxation. Maybe it’s time to visit loved ones back home and you…

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