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Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Australia’s 2014-15 Migration Programme

July 31, 2014 by News No Comments

 The Australian Government recently announced the 2014-15 migration programme which sees a  total of 190 000 places available. These are the planned levels unveiled as part of the budget: 128 550 places for skilled migrants, including employer sponsored, general skilled and business migrants 60 885 places for family migrants sponsored by family members in Australia 565 places for special eligibility migrants, who include former permanent residents who have maintained close business, cultural or personal ties with Australia. The migration programme […]

Change to migration health check provider – for applicants already in Australia

July 29, 2014 by News No Comments

From 25 July 2014 Medibank Health Solutions will cease operations as the migration medical services provider for the Department of Immigration. The department has selected Bupa Medical Visa Services to deliver these services from now on. If you need to arrange an appointment to undergo your immigration health examinations in Australia on or after 28 July 2014, you will need to contact Bupa Medical Visa Services and arrange an appointment at one of their clinics – or with one of their […]

Polio vaccination – changed requirements

July 24, 2014 by News No Comments

The Australian Government  is introducing additional measures in response to the recent World Health Organisation declaration that polio virus transmission is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Visa applicants applying from outside Australia and those who have spent a period of 28 days or longer on or after 5 May 2014 in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria, or in any combination of these countries, should be vaccinated against polio prior to their departure. Applicants lodging new applications will be […]