Latest Blog

  • Can I submit more than one EOI – SkillSelect

    First all of, are you allowed to submit more than one EOI at SkillSelect? Yes, you can. Submitting multiple EOIs is legitimate. Secondly, when should you submit multiple EOIs? Two scenarios: Scenario One: for 190 visa applicant only If you are applying for 190 visa and are eligible for state nomination from more than one...
  • Proficient English: IELTS VS OET

    Applicants for GSM skilled migration must have COMPETENT English language proficiency. Additional points are awarded to applicants with better English language skills as below: English Level Points Awarded Competent English 0 Proficient English 10 Superior English 20 To claim 10 points for having Proficient English, applicants must sit a prescribed language test to demonstrate their...
  • Changes to Accountants Skills Assessment Criteria from 1 July 2015

    **IMPORTANT ALERT: NEW IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS** From 1 July 2015, new changes will be introduced by skills assessment authorities CPA Australia/CA  which may affect you if your nominated occupation is in the accounting area. Please note, We have a confirmation from CPA Australia that the new changes also apply to those who has passed the provisional...
  • What’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

    The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is a list of skilled occupations which are reviewed and updated by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) every year to reflect the skilled needs of the Australian economy. It is to attract highly skilled occupations such as professional and skilled worker to migrate to Australia. If you have an...
  • How to prepare NSW 190 Nomination Oct 2014

    As we known NSW has made some changes in regard to the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) application process for this financial year, such as using online application system, issue 4 intakes ONLY throughout each year.  After experiencing some technical issue with the 1st intake due to huge demand (1000 places snapped up within the first 45...
  • How to move to Australia from New Zealand – 461 NZ Family Member Visa

    How can a New Zealand citizen bring his/her partner to Australia, if they are not New Zealand citizen. Well, there are two types of New Zealand citizens defined in the Migration Regulation in Australia. One is Eligible New Zealand citizen, and the other is Non-eligible New Zealand Citizen, known as subclass 444 Special Category Visa...
  • What does Immigration Dept think of Migration Agent

    Immigration Department has published a post on their migration blog in regard to “What to expect from a registered migration agent’. Here is the summary of the things mentioned in the post: It’s against the law for anyone who is not registered to advise about eligibility for a visa or provide assistance  Registered migration agents...
  • NSW 190 Nomination – Most crazy application I ever seen

    NSW 190 Nomination is the most attractive visa option given its lower threshold to qualify, and that additional 5 points are very critical to lots of applicants, particularly to the international students. As other states tighten their policy on 190 nomination, NSW 190 remains pretty much the same for 2014- 2015 program year, which makes it...
  • Partner Sponsor Limitation – When did the past 5 years start to count

    In order to prevent people abusing partner visa program, the migration regulation has placed some limitations on partner sponsorship. A 5 years ban is one of such limitations, that is, Your sponsorship might not be approved if you: a) were sponsored for a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa within the past five years or b)...
  • When can my employer nominate me for PR

    Today I like to address a type of question I often got from my clients: “I don’t have a skills assessment and I only work for my 457 employer for 3 months, when can my employer nominate me for PR?” Here are the summary to answer this type of question: There are a number of...