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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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Father To-Be Refused Visa Into Australia

You may have seen the sad case of Gold Coast couple Zoey and Alex after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection refused their most recent visa application. A pregnant Gold Coast woman says she will be forced to give birth without the baby’s father after he was refused a visa to re-enter Australia.#9News |…

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BSMQ Update to QSOL: Temporary removal of some occupations

Please note that due to high numbers of EOIs, BSMQ will not be accepting any further EOIs from 22 August 2017 for the below occupations until further notice: 221111 Accountant (general) 261311 Analyst Programmer 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer 262111 Database Administrator 261312 Developer Programmer 261111 ICT Business Analyst 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer…

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10 Year Parent Visa for $20,000

Under a new visa, parents could stay for up to 10 years but would never be allowed to settle in Australia, and their children would need to pay for private health cover. Now up to 15,000 people each year will be able to pay anything from $5,000 to $20,000 to bring their parents to Australia…

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English Language Test For Visa Applicants

English Language Test   From the 1st of November 2017, engineers Australia will be accepting the Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) (Academic) for Migration Skills Assessment as well as for membership assessment purposes.  Applicants submitting their application after the 1st November will be able to either use the IELTS, TOEFL iBT or the PTE (Academic) to…

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CEO’s cannot be older than 45 under Turnbull’s 457 visa restrictions

CEO’s cannot be older than 45 under Turnbull’s 457 visa restrictions To find the right CEO just becomes harder and potentially more expensive, because if applicant is from overseas they have to be aged under 45 under Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to abolish the 457 visa policy. The federal government is also tightening eligibility requirements for…

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