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  • Employer Sponsored Visa Update - October 2017

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017 – This article explains some of the recent and upcoming developments in employer sponsored 457, ENS and RSMS visas, including: - The importance of lodging a complete application - Current Processing Times for Employer Sponsored Visas - 457 Visas - Requests for Priority Processing - Training Benchmark Update - New Occupations Lists from 1 January 2018 - Transitional Arrangements for ENS/RSMS from March 2018 - Training Levies from March 2018... read more
  • Graduate Temporary 485 Visas - 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

    Wednesday, 04 October 2017 – The Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 visa is a great option for international students who have completed studies in Australia. The 485 gives you full work rights in Australia for between 18 months and 4 years, depending on the course you complete. Many students use the 485 as a stepping stone onto a permanent residence visa. However, the 485 is more complex than it initially appears - this article goes through 10 common pitfalls experienced by students in applying for 485 visas.... read more
  • General Skilled Migration Update - September 2017

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017 – SkillSelect results for the 20 September round have been released. For most occupations, the required score continues to decline. The required score for Accountants to receive an invitation has increased to 85 points. NSW has released its Priority Skilled Occupations List for 2017-18 and should soon start nominating applicants for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa. This article looks at the latest SkillSelect invitation round and at the NSW State Migration Plan for 2017-18.... read more