What is Australia’s Migration Program? Australia’s Migration Program runs from 1 July to 30 June of each year and is reviewed annually to ensure it is fit for purpose. The size and composition of each program is set as part of Australia’s budget process. The purpose of the program is to “attract highly skilled migrants […]
Australia’s new skills list Australia has released a new skills list; the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The PMSOL identifies Australia’s current critical skills needs, using data from the National Skills Commission and Commonwealth departments. This list is temporary and may change as Australia’s economy recovers from COVID-19. About the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation […]
COVID-19 almost brought the world to a halt, and it has had the same effect on Australian visa applications. Australian visas are still being processed, however it is evident that the current global pandemic is having some impact. The MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) and its members are the authority and benchmark for informed, trusted […]
Australian Visa Medical Examinations Most visa applicants must undergo a full medical examinations to ensure they satisfy the health criterion set out by the Australian Government. This primarily includes skilled, parent and partner visas applications. You can check if you require a health examination here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/health/who-needs-health-examinations Medical Examinations during COVID-19 As a result of COVID-19 […]
COVID and Construction In response to COVID-19 threatening Australia’s economy, State Governments are working to protect the construction industry, recognising its vital role in Australia’s workforce. In offering stimulus packages, bringing forward projects and minimising tender costs, Australia is aiming to support and save local jobs. Furthermore, this work will provide Australia with much needed […]
As a result of COVID-19, global travel bans have left migrants worried about activating their visas before the initial entry date. The below information from MIA and the Department of Home Affairs addresses this question. “Condition 8504 – Must enter Australia before specified date The Department has provided information for the holders of skilled […]
Processing Times for Parent Visas The Department of Home Affairs do not provide processing times for Contributory Parent, Contributory Aged Parent and Aged Parent visa applications. This is because applications for these visas are subject to capping and queuing. Capping means that a limited number of visas are granted each Migration Program year. Once this number is […]
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