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  • SkillSelect and State Nomination Update March 2017

    Thursday, 16 March 2017 – This article looks at recent SkillSelect invitation rounds and changes to state nomination requirements. The situation remains difficult for pro-rata occupations, but this may change as the number of invitations being issued is well below planning levels. A few states have restricted their state nomination programs, but state nomination remains a very effective way to improve your eligibility for migration to Australia.... read more
  • Maintaining Your Permanent Residence in Australia

    Monday, 13 March 2017 – Many people do not realise that when they are granted their permanent residence they receive a travel facility which is only valid for 5 years. To maintain your Australian permanent resident status, you must either meet a residence requirement in Australia or show that you have close ties to Australia. This article goes through the requirements to extend your permanent resident status.... read more
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement for Student Visas

    Wednesday, 08 March 2017 – One of the most common reasons for a student visa is refused is because insufficient evidence has been provided to meet the "Genuine Temporary Entrant" or GTE requirement. This article goes through the main factors used by Immigration in assessing this requirement and some practical guidance on how to improve your chances of getting your student visa for Australia.... read more