Migration News

Australia announces two new visa agreements providing that provide pathways to permanent residency

The new visa agreement allows employers to sponsor skilled workers with some possible concessions to specific occupations, English language requirements and salary levels. In a bid to distribute the migrant population outside of Australia’s major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian government has drafted the Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs).

Five common mistakes on visa applications

1) Insufficient evidence to satisfy criteria There are a variety of different visas which you can apply for to legally stay in Australia – from tourism to study and work visas. Each type of visa has its own requirements, and you must be able to demonstrate that you meet these requirements as part of your application. Make sure to careful check the requirements of the visa you are applying for and ensure that your application contains all of the supporting evidence necessary. To find out more about each type of visa, contact us now.

Announced changes for 2018 could make immigrating to Australia easier for skilled workers

The Australian Government has announced changes to the skilled occupation lists of the immigration intake program for this year, which took effect on 17 January. These changes mean that an additional three occupations will be added to the Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL), increasing opportunities for skilled workers to migrate to Australia. Any applications made prior to the effective date of January 17 will be considered under the previous arrangements.