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Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Solicitor specialising in corporate immigration.Registered Migration AgentSpecialities: Migration Law, Employer Compliance in Immigration, Business Stream Visas, Family and Partner Visas, CPD Training. Contact me on ross@visacorp.com.au or call +61 2 9283 6500.

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have published statistics on latest number of invitations issued for General Skilled Migration (subclass 189/489).  The last round of invitations took place on 23 August 2017 with the next round of invitations expected take place between 6th and 20th September.

Some interesting facts to take away from the invitations issued on 23 August.  Approximately 1133 invitations were issued in total, with 1000 relating to subclass 189 visa.  This is consistent with the around of invitations issued in July with a slight increase in the number of invites for the 489 visas.

Overall the financial year to date demonstrates the number of invitations concerning 186/489 visas remains steady which must be a welcoming relief to many applicants waiting for the invitation.

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Over the past 12 months there has been substantial increase in compliance and monitoring exercises conducted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  A monitoring exercise conducted by the Department is not just limited to business sponsors, individual visa holders are also being targeted.

 

What is monitoring?

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Australia has always been and will continue to be demand driven immigration system and opportunities for skilled migrants continue to arise from time to time.

Employers often struggle to find candidates who are the right fit and who have relevant work experience in order to perform a particular role.  This includes skilled Carpenters!

If you are looking to migrate to Australia as an experienced carpenter, this post is for you.

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The dust following 1 July changes is beginning to finally settle, yet many foreign nationals who are currently living in Australia or those wanting to move to Australia are scratching their heads in figuring out the best strategy to do so. Just before 1 July, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced major changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186 Visa) as well as Regional Migration Scheme (Subclass 187 Visa).  The impact of these changes left many applicants no longer eligible to pursue permanent residence through their nominating employer.

The following changes have been implemented with immediate effect on 1 July:

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Some welcomed news for working holiday travellers wishing to visit Australia to work and holiday. Applicants must be no more than 35 years of age at the time of application.

A Subclass 417 Working holiday visa is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries.  Once in Australia, an individual is able to apply for a second working holiday visa assuming they meet the requirement of having completed work in regional area.

Currently the following list of countries are eligible for subclass 417 working holiday visa:

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