Visit to Australia

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Just back from a 2.5 week holiday to Australia and New Zealand and the verdict is in…we definitely made the right decision on deciding to emigrate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were not able to emigrate within 12 months of securing our visa and in order to not lose our visas, we had to make a trip to Australia to … Read More

Occupations removed from skilled visa list

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In addition to lowering the age threshold for skilled visas from under 50 years of age to under 45, twelve occupations were also removed entirely from the lists of eligible skilled occupations. These removals came into effect on the 1 July 2017 and if you made an application on or after 1st July in visa the below visa subclasses then … Read More

Changes to skilled visa programmes – 1st July 2017

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In April this year the Australian government announced a number of changes to their immigration policies for temporary and permanent skilled migrants. ¬†These changes included some dramatic changes to the temporary skilled migrant programmes (the 457 visa), as well as other changes that impact on several temporary and permanent skilled visa programmes, including the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). The … Read More

Guide to completing Form 80 – part 2

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Form 80 is an emigration form used by the Australian government for assessing personal particulars, including character assessment. It has to be completed in English by all applicants who are 16 years of age and over. It is not compulsory but is often requested by the processing case officer. Form 80 is a migration form that there is a good … Read More