New visa program to attract entrepreneurs to South Australia

The world’s ‘best and brightest’ start-up entrepreneurs will be encouraged to move to South Australia to develop their business under a bold new Federal Government visa arrangement launched today. South Australia has been selected as the pilot state for the three-year Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) visa which will encourage budding foreign entrepreneurs, with…

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Skill Select Invitations to be issued once a month

SkillSelect invitation rounds for Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) will occur once each month, on the 11th day of each month, effective 11 August 2018. There is no change to the overall number of invitations provided each month.  https://migrationalliance.com.au/immigration-daily-news/entry/2018-07-tss-and-skill-select-update.html  

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New Pass Mark of 65 Points For General Skilled Migration

From 1 July 2018, applicants wishing to apply for the following visa subclasses will be required to obtain a pass mark of 65 to be eligible to receive an invitation to apply: Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189; Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190; and Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489 This is an increase of…

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Migration Planning Level for 2018 – 2019

In 2018–19, the planning figure for the Migration Program remains unchanged at 190,000 visas, marking the seventh consecutive year this figure has been used. This was announced in the Regional Australia ministerial budget statement, unlike in past years where the figure was in the Department of Home Affairs Portfolio Budget Statement.  This continues the highest planning…

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Our Brief Guide to Australian Skilled Migration Costs

Our Brief Guide to Australian Skilled Migration Costs If you are considering Australian immigration through the skilled pathway please consider possible costs involved. Indeed, by skilled pathway here we mean: Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa And subclass 489 Skilled (Regional) Provisional visa Actual Costs So, your minimum immigration costs would…

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