New South Wales invites applications from foreign skilled workers for Subclass 190 visa!

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December 5, 2019

Skilled workers who wish to move to Australia permanently may now apply for nomination from the Australian state of New South Wales(New South Wales) under the Subclass 190 visa. Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) helps NSW to attract highly skilled foreign workers with work experience in a range of occupations to meet the labour market demands of the state. Subclass 190 visa A foreign skilled worker may apply for nomination from New South Wales if … Continue reading New South Wales invites applications from foreign skilled workers for Subclass 190 visa!

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Migrants’ contributions crucial for Australian economy’s growth, shows latest data

December 3, 2019

Migrants are making significant contributions to the growth of Australia’s economy, shows new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics(ABS). As per the data, median employee income of migrant taxpayers has increased from $49,438 in 2016-17 to $49,412 in the current financial year. Last year, the median employee income of skilled migrants was $59,304, which is much higher than the median income of all Australians. The median employee income of humanitarian migrants was $32,792 … Continue reading Migrants’ contributions crucial for Australian economy’s growth, shows latest data

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Recurring cases of visa fraud highlight the need for choosing authorized immigration consultants

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November 21, 2019

In the past five years, the migration fraud division of Australia‘s Home Affairs Department has received a total of 2,796 visa scam-related complaints, says a report by SBS News. All these complaints were filed during the period between July 2014 and September 2019. According to immigration experts,many more such cases go unreported because victims of visa fraud are reluctant to file complaints. Moreover, the victims whose visas have been refused or cancelled owing to fraud … Continue reading Recurring cases of visa fraud highlight the need for choosing authorized immigration consultants

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New 491 visa replaces 489– What does it mean for regional migration to Australia?

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November 19, 2019

The 491 visa is a new points-based visa introduced by Australia replacing 489 visa, with an aim to promote regional migration to the country. The introduction of the new visa is part of the changes that are set to be introduced in Australia migration system in the near future. Introduction of 491 visa: Phases The 489 visa, which has been replaced by the new 491 visa, was phased out in November 2019. The last day … Continue reading New 491 visa replaces 489– What does it mean for regional migration to Australia?

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Migrate to Australia through Victoria Nomination Program with Visa 491

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November 18, 2019

Victoria Nomination Program, which will come into effect on November 18, 2019, will be a great pathway for international skilled workers to migrate to Australia. The program allows the Australian state of Victoria to nominate applications to migrate to Australia under the skilled work regional (Subclass 491) visa. Before accepting applications for the skilled work regional visa 491, the eligibility of the applicant is assessed on the basis of points test. The international skilled workers … Continue reading Migrate to Australia through Victoria Nomination Program with Visa 491

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Australia decides to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities

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November 9, 2019

The Australia government has decided to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities and the decision is beneficial for international students and skilled workers, according to immigration experts. The re-classification would become effective from 16th November 2019. The Australia government decided to re-classify Perth and Gold Coast to bring down the population pressure on the major Australian cities–Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Almost 70 per cent of the population growth of Australia is attributed to … Continue reading Australia decides to reclassify Perth and Gold Coast as regional cities

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Australia releases skilled migration occupational ceilings for 2019-20!

August 7, 2019

Australia has released the occupation ceilings for skilled migration programs for the year 2019-20. Occupational ceiling means the maximum number of ‘Expressions of Interest’ (EOI) or invites that would be issued from an occupation group in a year. Australian government sets ceilings for occupations to make sure that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. A person who applies for Australia migration through one of the skilled migration programs … Continue reading Australia releases skilled migration occupational ceilings for 2019-20!

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Report says Australia citizenship approvals increased by 88% in one year!

August 5, 2019

The number of applications for Australian citizenship that got approval witnessed a significant increase this year, says a report released by the Australian Immigration Department of Home Affairs (DHA). According to the report, the processing time of applications for Australian citizenship has come down and the backlog of applications has also reduced. Australia approved more than 132,000 citizenship applications during the period between 1st July 2018 and 31st May 2019. It indicates a significant increase … Continue reading Report says Australia citizenship approvals increased by 88% in one year!

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South Australia’s new immigration rules operational from July 2019

July 3, 2019

The new immigration rules of South Australia are now effective from July 2019. These new changes may concern the applicants of State Sponsorship from South Australia through Subclasses 489 and 190 Visas. South Australia has announced a revised and expanded State Nominated Occupation List for 2019-20 and also published the new Skilled Occupations List along with a Supplementary List. Eligible candidates with experience in 275 occupations including those related to trade, STEM, social welfare, ICT, … Continue reading South Australia’s new immigration rules operational from July 2019

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Australians appear to have softened on migration rate, finds poll

June 29, 2019

The latest Lowy Institute poll has found that Australians are now more positive on the rate of migration to Australian cities. Fewer Australians now believe that the number of migrants settling in cities is too high, as compared to the poll results last year. Positive outlook on the rate of immigration comes from younger Australians with just 20 percent of the younger population concerned about the number of immigrants coming to Australia each year. The … Continue reading Australians appear to have softened on migration rate, finds poll

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Migration behind Australia’s rapid population growth

June 28, 2019

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the recently released data series, has pointed out that the rapid population growth in the country was owing to Net Overseas Migration. The preliminary estimate shows an annual population growth rate of 1.6%.   The annual contribution to population growth by Net Overseas Migration was 61.4% as against natural increase in population that stood at 38.6%. A separate study conducted by an Australian demographer, Dr Bob Birrell, found that … Continue reading Migration behind Australia’s rapid population growth

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Expert opines Australia annual immigration target should have been kept at 190000

June 19, 2019

The Australia annual immigration target should have been kept at 190,000, according to Peter McDonald, professor of Demography at the University of Melbourne. In an Australian Financial Review report, he was quoted as saying that Australia is facing a potential “labour-supply crunch” as two million Baby Boomers are retiring from the workforce. The professor is of the opinion that the retiring workforce is not going to be replaced at the young end, because the young … Continue reading Expert opines Australia annual immigration target should have been kept at 190000

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Processing time of Australian Citizenship applications comes down

June 15, 2019

Data released by the Australian Department of Home Affairs show that the processing time of applications for Australian citizenship came down by 10 percent in 2019. The number of citizenship applications approved by Australia has also increased during the current year, according to data. To be precise, the number of Australian citizenships granted doubled during the period between 1st July 2018 and 30th April 2019, compared to the same time period in the previous year. … Continue reading Processing time of Australian Citizenship applications comes down

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