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Changes to immigration law happen at short notice and on a regular basis. We suggest you keep in contact with our staff to make sure you’re abreast of the latest updates. We will endeavour to keep this page as current as possible however regular contact with us will be your best option.
General Skilled Migration
The department is not accepting any new applications for the following visas:
Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (subclass 175)
Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (subclass 176)
Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 475)
Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) Visa (subclass 886)
Skilled – Independent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 885)
Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (subclass 487).
If you are interested in the Points Tested skilled migrants must use SkillSelect to submit an Expression of Interest for a skilled visa and receive an invitation in order to lodge a visa application.
If you are a provisional visa holder and you want to apply for a second provisional visa or add a family member to your application you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 489 visa.
SkillSelect is a major change to how Australia manages its skilled migration program.
Visas subclasses affected by SkillSelect are: 189, 190, 489, 457, 186, 187, 132, 188, 888.
SkillSelect helps to ensure the skilled migration program is based on the economic needs of Australia. It will support the Australian Government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers. As a result, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship expects to significantly reduce the time taken to process a visa application.
SkillSelect will also help address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This will be of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.
Australia has a rich culture of celebration and demonstrates this through its many events across the country. We will try to keep you up to date on any new or existing festivals which we feel are worth a visit. If you have any suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact our staff or let us know if you would like us to advertise it on our website.
The Seafood festival – http://caxtonstseafoodandwinefestival.com/2013/
The Ekka – http://www.ekka.com.au/