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10 Jul

Changes to Onshore Medical Assessments for Australian Visas

In July 2014 the Department of Immigration will change to a new migration medical services provider. The current Onshore Medical Services Contract between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the current service...

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02 Jul

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

Immigration SA has updated their State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and related policies as at 1 July 2014. These include:  Adding further occupations to their State Occupation List Simplifying the state nomination process, including receiving an...

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29 Jun

IELTS Scores Explained for Australian Migration

IELTS Scores Explained: There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking....

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29 Jun

How Powerful is Your Passport? 29 June 2014

An Australian passport holder has access to 167 countries without a visa or by receiving one upon arrival, the same number as a passport holder from Singapore and Greece.  British travel documents were cited as among...

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27 Jun

Skills Assessments – Further Clarifications 27 June 2014

06/27/2014  All visa applications made on or after 1 July 2014 will be subject to the new regulatory requirements concerning the validity of skills assessments. Applicants who have been invited to apply are encouraged...

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25 Jun

Australian Migration for 2014 – 2015

A total of 190 000 places make up Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, as announced by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on Budget Day. Breaking down the numbers, next year’s programme planning levels comprise:...

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23 Jun

English Language Tests Equivalency Scores for Australian Migration – Effective November 2014

English Language Equivalency Scores for Australian Migration - Effective November 2014 A summary of test score equivalencies for all English language tests accepted by the Department from November 2014 is provided above. Test scores from the...

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08 May

ATO to Begin Financial Data Matching with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will collect information on some people who held temporary work visas between 1 January 2012 and 30 June 2014 in an effort to "identify potential fraud, and other non compliance". These will...

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05 May

ILM Australia celebrates the release of its new Website

Immigration Law Matters (ILM) celebrates the release of its new Website: To celebrate our websites launch, ILM is offering the first 20 Australian Skilled Migration Visa applicants who engage in our Professional Service a free one...