Posted by Alberto Fascetti on Apr 12, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Latest Skilled Migration News Roundup


When it comes to Australian skilled migration, nothing stands still. Australia’s Government presented the 2019/20 Budget on 2 April 2019, and as always there were several changes impacting Australian immigration.

Here, we bring you a quick roundup of the key changes, including amendments to the skilled migration points test from November 2019, new regional visas proposed for November 2019 and a 12 month extension on the Temporary Graduate 485 Visa for regional graduates from 2021.

Let’s explore further...

Posted by Alberto Fascetti on Apr 10, 2019 7:17:14 PM

*Newsflash* Partner Visa Application Process to Change from 17 April 2019




***FURTHER UPDATE at 12 April 2019***

Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

The Department advised that further regulation and system changes are required for the new framework to apply to the partner visas, therefore the current arrangements for existing visas, including partner visas, will continue to operate from 17 April 2019.


Changes to Australia’s sponsored family visas are scheduled to commence on 17th April 2019. The new Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill was recently passed through Parliament. It will have a significant impact on whether an Australian Partner Visa application can be lodged when the applicant (the partner or spouse) is living in Australia.

Read on to find out more about the changes and their impact...

Posted by Alberto Fascetti on Mar 30, 2019 7:59:01 AM

Two NEW Australian Skilled Regional Visas Proposed

Great news for skilled migrants dreaming of a new life in Australia. The Australian Government has announced a proposal to introduce two new skilled regional visas from November 2019.

The new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa are intended for skilled migrants, and their dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia.

The Government has also proposed a route to permanent residence via a new permanent regional visa from November 2022.

Let’s explore further…


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