Update on NSW Sponsorship Options before July 2013
By Natalya Khodan
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Many of our readers were concerned about this announcement, and we want to clarify a few matters and let you know about some other possibilities:
1. You can still apply for 489 NSW regional sponsorship. Accountants as an example can obtain a state nomination through the Sothern Inland region of NSW and you could also get 10 points rather then 5 points for your regional state sponsorship.
2. The Skilled Independent subclass 189 is still available for applicants with a score of 60 and does not require state nomination.
3. NSW state sponsorship is not closed permanently and will reopen on 1 July 2013. Do not wait until 1 of July to start your application process as you can get prepared and be rather proactive about it.
4. Employer sponsored visas can also be a good option for many applicants.
If you are interested in finding out your eligibility and receiving an immigration advice, please contact us on (02) 9230 0888 for a consultation.