Applying for an Australian skilled visa is a lengthy and complicated process. The purpose of Australia’s skilled migration program is to fill gaps in Australia’s workforce to grow their economy. This is reflected in Australia’s skilled occupation lists and state sponsorship requirements, both of which dictate who can secure a visa to live and work […]
New occupations added to PMSOL Australia’s PMSOL (Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List) has nearly doubled following the addition of 22 new occupations. The PMSOL is temporary and updated in accordance with Australia’s labour shortages. The Government liaises with employers, business leaders and industry bodies to determine occupations in need. These most recent changes saw multiple […]
Australian Visa Fees Increase On 1 July 2021, Australian visa application charges (VACs) will marginally increase. The VAC is paid on lodgement of application, and is subject to card surcharges. New Visa Fees Australian Visa Fees Increase on 1 July 2021. Details of new fees are listed below: Partner and Prospective Marriage: AUD$7,850 – main […]
Australian State Sponsorship Invitations Some positive news for our skilled visa clients! Last week, nine Visa Go Australia clients received invitations from the South Australian and Tasmanian Government. These clients can now proceed with lodgement of their skilled visa applications. Securing Australian state sponsorship has become increasingly difficult during the COVID pandemic, especially for offshore […]
VETASSESS skills assessment Obtaining a positive skills assessment is the first key stage of applying for a skilled visa. All primary applicants must complete a skills assessment to ensure their qualifications and/or work experience match Australian workplace requirements. VETASSESS is Australia’s largest skills assessment provider. Authorised by the Australian Government, VETASSESS assess 28 trade occupations […]
The COVID pandemic brought Australia’s migration program to a halt, with strict travel bans and temporary visa holders advised to return home. As the country rebuilds its economy, Australian businesses are reporting a shortage of skilled workers. Politicians recognise that Australia needs skilled migrants to support economic growth, whilst protecting jobs for current Australian residents. […]
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 […]
If you are applying for a skilled visa this will be much welcomed news – Australia’s state nominations are reopening! States and Territories have received a very small number of allocations under the 491/190 visa programmes. These allocations will cover the period until the Federal Budget is released on 6 October 2020. State Nominations Reopen […]
COVID and Australia’s Migration Programme The Department of Home Affairs has produced a fact sheet which provides new information on the impact of COVID on Australia’s Migration Programme for 2020-21. The fact sheet addresses questions around how COVID will shape Australia’s Migration Programme, and what the Government is doing to ensure the visa system supports […]
Every year on 1 July, the Australian Government releases the annual Federal Budget which includes information about visa policy. This means new Skilled Occupation Lists, visa fee increases and more. This year, because of COVID, the budget will be delayed until October 2020. Below, we have outlined the ways in which this could affect your […]
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