July 26, 2017

There have been significant changes in Australian immigration law this year. We have been receiving many enquiries from people who are unsure if they still qualify for a visa. The Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 489 is still a great visa option!

In particular, changes to the age limit to 45 years and higher English language skills requirements seem to be causing frustration. Further, many occupations from the Skills Occupations List have been removed, or certain occupations have been imposed with caveats. Having caveats apply to your nominated occupation indicates that there are additional requirements that need to be fulfilled.

We have been helping clients to understand their situation and find solutions and strategies to obtain a visa that leads to Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Australia. It definitely has become harder and sometimes it’s like searching for the needle in the haystack. But we never give up and work hard to assist you in making your Australian dream come true!

Watch the video below. Our client Katherine from China was in a difficult situation when she asked us for help. The 28 year old Marketing Specialist was sponsored on a 457 visa when her employer in Sydney went bankrupt. She needed a urgent help to be able to stay in the country. We did a comprehensive assessment of her case and analysed her visa options and requirements. Katherine was over the moon when we told her that she’s eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489 which is a pathway of the General Skilled Migration program. We quickly prepared all the required documents and lodged the application immediately. Only a few months later, Katherine got her visa granted and is now living and working in the Northern Territory: “That was the greatest moment in my life. I was so happy and I feel my whole world opens up. Thanks to Northern Immigration Australia I have the right to work in Australia, I have the freedom to go for the job that I like!”

It was a very stressful time for Katherine and her family.  At Northern Immigration Australia we are migrants too and we understand what our clients are going through. We are happy to hear how much Katherine appreciated our support: “While waiting for the new visa I was very worried and concerned since I’ve been through that bankruptcy drama in my life. I keep contacting them, however they’ve been very positive and supportive. They replied my phone calls, they replied my emails immediately and always make me trust and believe I’ll be able to get a visa.”

Please contact us, if you require help with your visa, permanent residency or citizenship in Australia.

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