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Skills in Demand in Queensland

February 1, 2015 by News No Comments

Each Australian State assesses which skills are in short supply in their economies. People who have those skills are able to apply for specific visas to allow migration to that State to work. Queensland has skills shortages across a number of areas and the full Queensland Skilled Occupation List is below along with the corresponding ANZSCO code. Australian Migration Advice have significant experience in State nomination and sponsorship, for example, a Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa or a Skilled Regional (Provisional) […]

Happy Australia Day!

January 26, 2015 by News No Comments

Monday 26 January is Australia Day. It’s a chance to celebrate all that is great about Australia including the many peoples and cultures that make up our great nation. It’s a day to reflect on how fortunate we Australians are to live in such a beautiful country, with good quality healthcare and schools. Many Australians were born elsewhere in the world but have chosen to make Australia their home. At Australian Migration Advice, nothing makes us happier than when one of […]

Partner Visa Application fee rising on 1 Jan 2015

December 16, 2014 by News No Comments

The Australian Government has announced a significant increase in the fee for an Australian Partner Visa.If you are planning to apply for a partner visa, you should consider lodging before 1 January 2015. The change was revealed as part of the mid-year budget review and will see applicants paying 50 per cent more for partner visa application fees. Provisional and partner visas, prospective marriage visas as well as temporary and permanent partner visas will all be affected. We have contacted existing […]

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Occupation List update – August 2014

August 4, 2014 by News No Comments

At the start of August, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government released their new Occupation List for State Sponsored Migration. This change is effective immediately and lists the occupations that are open for State Sponsored Migration under the Subclass 190 Visa.  Below, we have listed the occupations that are currently open for applications. Those listed as “limited” require additional verification by the ACT Government prior to lodgement of a visa application. If your occupation is on the list and you […]

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 […]

FAQ Number 1 – How much does an Australian Visa cost?

June 16, 2014 by FAQ No Comments

How much does an Australian Visa Cost? The Australian Government charges a fee to apply for a visa. This varies according to visa type. Fees for our services also vary according to the type of visa you are applying for. Our promise is that we will provide a full breakdown of all costs at the start. Please note, though, that the fees charged by the Government can change at any time. To get an up to date estimate of the […]

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