Closure of Provisional Business Innovation and Investment Subclass 188 July 2024

As was announced in the budget and as part of the migration strategy, from July the Provisional Business Innovation and Investment (Sc 188) visa is closing to new applications. The Department is considering a new talent and innovation visa that is scheduled to be available at the end of 2024. Within the article, the Department

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State and Territory Nominations for May 2024 – 190 and 491 visa applicants

The Department’s website has been updated with the number of nominations made by State and Territory governments for Sc 190 and Sc 491 for the month of May. Between 30 April and 31 May 2024, the number of nominations made by each State and Territory government are the following: Visa Subclass  ACT    NSW    NT    QLD  

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Effective 1/07/2024 – Restrictions on making onshore Student visa applications for certain visa holders

Restricting onshore visa hopping to the Student visa program   From 1 July 2024, Temporary Graduate, Visitor and Maritime Crew visa holders will be unable to apply for a Student visa while in Australia. In addition to existing visas from which it is already not possible to apply for a Student visa onshore, the complete

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TSMIT Salary Increase – In effect from 1 July 2024

TSMIT Salary increase – 1 July 2024 Following the Government’s commitment at the Jobs and Skills Summit in 2022 and the announcement in the Migration Strategy last year, the Department has announced that the TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150 effective from 1 July 2024. New employer sponsored nomination applications that are lodged on

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Summary of proposed changes affecting the Migration program

Summary of proposed changes affecting the Migration program   Proposed migration budget 2024-2025 Permanent visa allocations The allocation for permanent visa places have been published on the Home Affairs website today.   Skilled Program Visa Stream Visa Category 2023–24 Planning levels 2024–25 Planning levels Skill Employer Sponsored 36,825 44,000   Skilled Independent 30,375 16,900  

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IELTS ONE SKILL RETAKE ALLOWS YOU TO RETAKE ANY ONE COMPONENT OF THE TEST – NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

IELTS ONE SKILL RETAKE ALLOWS YOU TO RETAKE ANY ONE COMPONENT OF THE TEST – NOW AVAILBALE IN AUSTRALIA IELTS One Skill Retake To help you feel confident going into your IELTS test. With this new feature, you can retake any one component of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking), without having to take

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Skilled Hospitality workers from India

VETASSESS connecting skilled Indian hospitality workers with Australian industry VETASSESS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tourism Training Australia (TTA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to create a streamlined skilled migration pathway to connect Australian employers with skilled hospitality workers from India. VETASSESS would be the assessing authority and would handle inquiries,

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Student Visa – requirement to demonstrate that you are a genuine student (GS) – effective 23/03/2024

The Department have updated their website to include information on the genuine student requirement which commences on 23 March 2024.  This does not apply to applications that were submitted prior to the 23/03/2024. The Department’s website contains an overview of the GS requirement as well as was evidence and information should be included in the application. All

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English Language Requirements changes – Effective from 23/03/2024

Further to the Migration Strategy announcement released on 11 December 2023, the Australian Government is raising the English language requirements for Student and Temporary Graduate visas.   The English language reforms will support international students and recent graduates to have a positive educational experience in Australia and give students who earn a degree in Australia

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NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1 NSW State government is pleased to announce that applications for New South Wales nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa under Pathway 1 are now open. In the following sections, a detailed explanation has been provided about the nomination

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