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New Temporary Sponsored Parent visa (subclass 870)

On 17.04.2019, a new visa category will come into force: the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (subclass 870).

Changes to family sponsored visas

On 17.04.2019, the family sponsorship framework will change:

Introduction of SAF

A new tax to be paid by the employer when sponsoring an overseas employee

Skills Visas - Points test increases to 65

In July 2018, the passmark for general skill visas increases from 60 to 65

Recherchons Coiffeur/euse

Pour un client à Karratha

Free Immigration Advice - Skanör (Sweden) Friday 7 and 14 July 2017

30 minutes session for people interested in migrating to Australia - explore your options!

19.04.2017: new skill lists in force

The new MLTSSL is 200 occupations shorter than the former SOL

End of 457 visas

The Australian government announces the end of the 457 visas.

Skilled Occupation List 2017-2018

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) 2017-2018 will come into effect on 1.7.2017. A lot of engineering/medical practitioner occupations will be removed

Changes to WA's RSMS programme

On 13.3.2017, WA's RSMS programme was frozen

On 19.11.2016, changes to the temporary activity visa framework

From 7 visa subclasses to only 4

On 19.11.2016: changes to 457 visa conditions

457 visa holders are only allowed to stay 60 days in Australia if they cease working with their employer

Free Immigration Advice - Joondalup

Free immigration advice - Tuesday 7th June - Joondalup

SOL and CSOL after 1 July 2016

Some occupations are going to be moved from the SOL to the CSOL

Free immigration advice

Free immigration advice each 1st Tuesday on the month between 10am and 4pm in Leederville and Joondalup

“Self-sponsorhip” no longer available on 457 visas

Until November 2015, it was possible for a person to “self-sponsor” themselves with a 457 visa.

457 visa changes

New English requirements

Partner fees increase

Partner visa fees have increased significantly from 1.01.2015.

Re-Introduction of the Temporary Protection visa

On 18.10.2013, the Federal Government re-introduced the Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785).

Free Seminar: 457 visas: How to hire overseas workers.

Register for our free seminar to be held on the 15th of October 2013 in Joondalup for employers wanting to hire overseas workers.

457 visa holder to pay school fees from 2015 in WA

From 2015, the families of 457 visa holders in Western Australia will have to pay fees to send their children to a Government school.

1st July 2013: changes to the CSOL and SOL

Some occupations have been added / removed from the SOL and CSOL

1st July 2013: changes to the Subclass 457 program

On 1st July 2013, lots of important changes were introduced to the 457 program

Annual Update of Skilled Occupations List on 1 July 2013

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2013. The five following occupations will be removed...

New visa charges expected on 1 July 2013

On 1 July 2013, changes regarding the visa application charges (VAC) will be introduced.

1 July 2013: Important changes to the 457 program

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced a number of reforms to the subclass 457 program. These reforms are aimed at strengthening the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s capacity to identify and prevent employer practices that are not in keeping with the criteria of the subclass 457 program.

1 July 2012: important changes

1 July 2012: important changes to the General skill migration program and the employer sponsored program

New Options from 457 to PR

Important changes for holders of 457 will be in effect 1 July 2012

RSMS - Perth is now "regional"

Employer sponsoring - new options for Perth from August 2011

Introduction of ANZSCO on 1 July 2010 instead of ASCO

From 1 July 2010 The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations...

New Skilled Occupation List

A new skilled occupation list (“SOL”) was issued on 1 July 2010.

New Skilled Occupation List - July 2010

New Skilled Occupation List are in force from 1st of July 2010

New Skilled Occupation List (May 2010)

A new Skilled occupation list has been announced and will take effect on 1 July 2010

Important change in skilled migration rules

Migratus on Radio SBS Italia

Citizenship Test

Some very useful links for the Citizenship Test
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