Tougher visa process for violent partners

People with a history of domestic violence trying to migrate to Australia will face tougher application process under the new law.   The new laws have passed the Senate, making it more difficult for people who have a history of domestic violence to sponsor a partner visa. More than two years after being introduced to […]

Changes to Skilled Occupations Lists Flagged for Mid 2018

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has published a draft bulletin for public comment on proposed changes to the skilled occupations lists to take effect in mid-2018. The “Traffic Light” system continues to be used with some occupations flagged to be removed from the skilled occupations lists, and others to be moved between the[…..]

Visa Application Charge Increases

Visa Application Charge increases Department of Immigration Visa application fees is set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July. For many visa types, the visa application fees have been increased in line with CPI. Changes for some common visa types are below: Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July[…..]

Skilled Regional Visa Transition Update

In the lead up to the introduction of the new Skilled Regional visas in November, Immigration has announced further details on the implementation dates for the 491 and 494 visas, and transitional arrangements for Subclass 489 and RSMS visas. Lodgement deadlines Most importantly, Immigration advises that the last date to be invited for a Subclass 489 Skilled[…..]

Top 5 Tips for Graduate Temporary 485 Visas

The Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 visa, often called the “TR visa” by students, is a temporary work visa which is available for international students who have completed studies in Australia which have taken at least 2 academic years of studies in Australia. Whilst the visa may seem simple in concept, the regulations for the 485 visa[…..]

RDA Orana will be opening applications for the following occupations Only

    2/8/19 as of 10:00 am until further notice: Secondary School Teacher – 241411 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) – 254412 Registered Nurse (Community Health) – 254414 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) – 254415 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) – 254417 Registered Nurse (Medical) – 254418 Registered Nurse (Paediatric) – 254425 Dentist – 252312[…..]

RDA South Coast now accepting applications under Sc489

RDA South Coast now accepting applications under Sc489 RDA Far South Coast is open and accepting applications under the 489 program. The occupations list is here: The following are important: All the applications will be Electronic. It is better not to submit the applications by post Processing time has now decreased from 3 months to 2 months.[…..]

General Skilled Migration Visa new Summary

True Migration can keep your process simple. General Skilled Migration Visa SKILLS IN SHORTAGE Australia faces a long term skill shortage, so it’s the perfect time to make your skilled migration application. The occupations in shortage include accountants, IT professionals, engineers, construction managers, finance professionals, nurses, teachers, social workers, scientists, architects, and tradespeople. Trades in[…..]

491 Visa (Skilled Work Regional)

What is the subclass 491 skilled work regional (provisional) visa? The 491 visas will replace the 489 visas on 16 November 2019. The Department of Home Affairs has allocated 14,000 places to this visa subclass. Like the 489 visas, the 491 is a points-tested visa for applicants sponsored by: 1. a designated regional area of[…..]