The 2023–24 State & Territory nomination allocations have been released by the Australian Government
The numbers show a significant decrease in available slots compared to the previous year. New South Wales and Victoria have the highest allocations because they are the most populated states in Australia. Northern Territory has by far the least places available and the program is currently closed for new applications.
Were you planning to apply for a Skilled Visa? What to do now?
The 190 + 491 Visas are points-based. Every applicant needs at least 65 points to qualify. However, 65 points is the bare minimum. Especially popular occupations such as accountants or marketing specialists don’t get far with low points.
The best way to succeed is to achieve higher scores in the points test and be better than the other applicants you are competing with.
Book in for a consultationwith our Migration Team and we give you more tips and tricks on how to make an application with the best chances of success!
Dreaming of a new life in Australia? Whether you are a skilled worker, a young professional, or an employer seeking talent – Australia offers a range of work visa options to help you achieve your goals.
189 Skilled Independent Visa
The 189 Visa is for skilled workers who do not need to be sponsored by an employer, state or territory, or a member of their immediate family.
This visa gives you and all dependents Permanent Residency upon visa approval. This means you get the right to live and work in Australia including access to Medicare (the Australian health care system). The application process can be lengthy and competitive, and you must satisfy the eligibility requirements, including a high level of English proficiency.
The 190 Visa is for state and territory-nominated skilled workers. The benefits of this visa include expedited processing and additional points for the visa application, as well as the opportunity to reside and work in a particular Australian state or territory.
You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government and satisfy the eligibility requirements.
The 186 ENS Visa is best for skilled workers who have been offered employment and sponsorship in Australia. This visa gives you and all dependents Permanent Residency upon visa approval. This means you get the right to live and work in Australia including access to Medicare (the Australian health care system).
The 482 TSS Visa is intended for skilled workers with a job and sponsorship offer from an Australian employer. Compared to the 186 Visa, the 482 Visa is a temporary visa which can lead to Permanent Residency after 3 years. The 482 visa is a very good option for migrants with lower English language skills. The 482 Visa has no age limit!
The 417 and 462 WHV Visa subclasses are intended for young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 who want to work and travel in Australia for up to 1-3 years. The ability to work in any job for up to 6-12 months with each employer is one of the benefits of this visa, also the opportunity to travel and explore Australia throughout your stay. Some passport holders have an extended age limit up to 35.
This visa type, however, is only available to citizens of specific countries, and you must meet certain eligibility requirements.
From the Skilled Independent Visa to the Working Holiday Visa: each visa has its own set of advantages and requirements. Do your research, talk to the experts, and start planning your life in Australia today! EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS WITH OUR TEAM TODAY!
The Skilled Migrant Visa is intended for individuals who possess in-demand skills and qualifications in Australia. To be eligible for this visa, you need to meet certain criteria, which we outline in more detail below:
Check your Occupation First, make sure your profession is listed on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The SOL is a list of occupations that are in high demand in Australia, including a wide range of professions from engineering to healthcare to finance. Additionally, you must be able to pass the Points Test, which evaluates your eligibility based on elements including age, job history, and English language skills. You require a score of 65 or above – the more points the higher are your chances to be invited.
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect after making sure that your profession is listed on the SOL and that you meet the point requirements. SkillSelect is an online system that allows you to enter your details and indicate your interest in applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa. The Australian Government will review your EOI and determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for the visa.
Be under 45 years of age When you are invited to apply for a visa, you must be under 45 years old. If you turn 45 after the invitation to apply you may still submit a visa application.
Meet the relevant English language criteria To be eligible for a Skilled Migrant Visa, you must demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements. This can be accomplished by submitting proof of English language proficiency, such as the results of an approved English language test, IELTS or PTE.
Meet Australia’s Health and Character requirement You must meet Australia’s health and character criteria. This means that you are required to undergo a medical examination and provide a police clearance certificate to demonstrate that you are of good character.
Apply for a visa within 60 days of receiving an invitation Finally, if you are invited to apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa, you must submit your application within 60 days. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your invitation.
The Australian Government is seeking individuals with skills and experience in high-demand occupations, as well as English proficiency and relevant qualifications.
In conclusion, the Skilled Migrant Visa is an ideal choice for those wanting to immigrate to Australia. By understanding the aforementioned eligibility requirements, you can better prepare for the visa application process and increase your likelihood of success.
Are you unsure, if you meet all of the requirements? Our team of migration experts is here to help and assist you at every step of the process. Let us work together and make your Australian dream a reality!
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The age eligibility for UK citizens applying for Subclass 417 has been extended. The previous age range of 18-30 will now include individuals up to 35 years old and will have the opportunity to stay in Australia for a total of 3 years.
3. Increase in Visa Application Charges
In accordance with the projected Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 2023-24 period, adjustments have been made to the Visa Application Charges (VACs). Below is the summary of several highly sought-after visa subclasses:
4. Work Restrictions for all Student Visa Holders
Work limitations for all Student Visa holders have been reinstated reducing work hours to 48 hours per fortnight.
Student visa holders working in the Aged Care sector in Australia can continue to work unlimited hours until 31 December 2023.
5. New Zealand Citizens can apply directly for Australian Citizenship
New Zealand citizens who hold a Special Category (subclass 444) visa and entered Australia after 26th February 2001 and have resided in Australia for a minimum of four years, will be eligible to apply directly for Australian Citizenship. No need to get PR before. This is saving money and time!
International students who are successfully completing qualifying degrees in fields such as science, medicine, healthcare, engineering, and technology have the opportunity to extend their post-study stay in Australia.
The duration of this extended stay will be as follows:
Bachelor degrees will increase from two years to four years.
Master degrees will increase from three years to five years.
Doctoral degrees will increase from four years to six years.
There are NO additional visa application charges! Plus, here’s the best part: You don’t need an English test!
7. Occupation & Skills Assessment – Graduate Work Stream
Individuals applying for the Graduate Work Stream visa are required to meet certain criteria. These include holding a qualification that is pertinent to an occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and undergoing a skills assessment in the nominated occupation. BOOK A CONSULTATION TODAY
SKILLED VISA PROGRAM
The Australian Government has allocated 30,375 visa positions for the Skilled Independent program in the 2023-24 period. This substantial allocation aligns with the government’s proactive approach to meeting the increasing demands and attracting highly skilled individuals.
Notably, in the preceding fiscal year, more than 66,000 invitations were given for the Subclass 189 visa, demonstrating the Government’s commitment to prioritising and promoting skilled migration.
These initiatives provide many opportunities for professionals to make meaningful contributions towards the progress and advancement of Australia.
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Are you dreaming about living and working in Australia? Do you feel overwhelmed with the visa application process? You can relax, now that you have found us! We are Immigration Lawyers, Registered Migration Agents and Education Agents. We have over 50 years combined experience in Australian immigration law. The best part: our whole team consists of migrants who have been through the process so we know first hand what it’s like to be in your shoes. We understand the stress and uncertainty that can come with applying for an Australian visa. We have helped thousands of migrants like you and our success rate is 98.9%.
Migrants come from all over the world because of the Australia’s breathtaking natural beauty, high standard of living, and prosperous job opportunities. But, if you are unfamiliar with Australia’s immigration system, the visa application procedure might be confusing, challenging, and stressful.
Here are 6 tips to increase your chances of visa success
GATHER ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Make sure to gather all of the required documentation for your visa application, such as passport photos, birth certificates, financial statements, and academic transcripts. It is important to provide accurate and complete information to avoid delays in the process.
FOLLOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS CAREFULLY: Follow the instructions for the visa application process carefully, including completing all of the forms, providing all of the required documentation, and paying the appropriate fees.
PREPARE FOR THE VISA INTERVIEW: Some visa applications require an interview, and it is important to prepare for this interview to increase your chances of success. Make sure you understand the purpose of the interview and be prepared to answer questions about your background, motivation for moving to Australia, and plans for living and working in the country.
HAVE A MIGRATION AGENT: If you want to navigate through the migration process easily and effortlessly, engage a Migration Agent or Lawyer! At Auspire Immigration we have both 🙂 We are experts in immigration law and provide guidance and support to our clients from start to finish.
BE PATIENT: The visa application process can take several months, so it is important to be patient and allow enough time for the process to be completed. Keep in mind that there may be delays due to factors outside of your control, such as processing times and the volume of applications being received.
At Auspire Immigration Services, we have a thorough understanding of the Australian immigration system and have helped thousands of individuals like you achieve their dream of living and working in Australia. We want you to know that your goal is our goal too, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help make it a reality.
In conclusion, getting an Australian visa can be a complicated process, but with the right help and planning, you can increase your chances of visa success. Follow our tips and reach out to our experienced Migration Team for assistance.
Our team can help you research your visa options, prepare your documents, and understand the conditions of your visa. We work closely with you to ensure that your application is complete, accurate, and submitted on time, giving you the best possible chance of success.
Are you ready to take the 1st step towards a life in Australia? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents. We take the time to understand your unique situation and goals, and work with you to develop a personalised strategy to help you achieve your dreams. Your Australian dream is within reach – let us help you make it a reality!
Are you looking for a promising career path in Australia? If YES, this blog post is for you! We explain the top 20 occupations in demand for each state and territory in the country. The data is based on the 2022 Skills Priority List ratings and other resources which have revealed the fields that offer excellent job prospects and growth opportunities in the coming years.
Healthcare, IT, Construction, and Education are sectors that made it to the top of the list. Let’s take a closer look at the key sources of data used in the survey:
The 2022 Skills Priority List ratings of current skills shortages (for each state and territory) and expected future demand (national rating only)
The Skills Priority List ratings assess the current and future demand for certain skills in each state and territory in Australia. The list rates the top occupations in demand, based on the skills shortages that exist in each region.
Job vacancy data, based on the average number of internet job vacancies from October to December 2022 in each State and Territory.
Job vacancy data provides insight into the actual number of job openings in each state and territory. The survey considered the average number of internet job vacancies from October to December 2022 to determine the top occupations in demand.
Projected growth in national employment over the next five years, from November 2021 to November 2026, measured both in terms of the total number of jobs and as a percentage change
The survey also analysed the projected growth in national employment over the next five years, from November 2021 to November 2026. The growth was measured in terms of the total number of jobs and as a percentage change.
TOP 20 OCCUPATIONS IN AUSTRALIA – FOR EACH STATE AND TERRITORY
In conclusion, the TOP 20 occupations in demand for each state and territory in Australia provide valuable insights into the job prospects and growth opportunities available in various fields. Whether you’re a recent graduate or considering a career change, exploring these options can help you make an informed decision about your future.
With the right skills and qualifications, you can take advantage of the current and future demands in these fields and secure a fulfilling and rewarding career in Australia.
Take the first step today and start exploring your options. Time is precious. The earlier you start, the sooner you are making a change and move towards your goals. Book a consultation with us today! We are a team of Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents with over 50 years of experience and a 98.9% success rate. Meet the Auspire Immigration Team here
Australia is suffering from significant workforce shortages in all industries. The Australian Government announced that International Students allowed extra hours in all sectors of the economy. This takes effect immediately for all ongoing students as well as new student arrivals. This means that international students are allowed to work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy. This also includes secondary applicants, e.g. partners.
New student visa arrivals are allowed to commence a job prior to course commencement. This means that international students and their dependents can work before their course commences and work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy.
This is a temporary arrangement and will be reviewed by the Australian Government in April 2022.
Good news also for Working Holiday Visa holders who will have no limit on the time they can work for the same employer. This is effective immediately until the end of 2022.
Furthermore, Student Visa holders may be eligible for a visa application charge (VAC) refund if they travel to Australia between 19 January to 19 March 2022. Further details on the refund policy are yet to be announced but it looks like it will only apply to applicants who applied whilst offshore.
Any Working Holiday Maker visa holder who is currently offshore and travels to Australia between 19 January and 19 April 2022 will be eligible for a refund of their visa application charge.
The current VAC for a Student visa is AUD630 and for a Working Holiday Maker it is AUD495. The VAC refund includes secondary visa holders, e.g. partners and children.
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