Immigration News

State and Territory Nomination Allocation Numbers – SC190/491/188/132

The Australian Government have allocated a small number of nomination places to the States and Territories for Subclasses 190 and 491 nominations and the Business Innovation and Investment classes up until the Federal Budget on 6 October 2020. The specific number of places allocated to each State and Territory are below: State & Territory SC 190 SC 491 & 489 Business Innovation & Investment ACT 250 45 4 NSW 550 150 200… Read More

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Further inbound travel exemptions – Update

The Department Of Home Affairs have announced a further category of persons to be automatically exempt from travel restrictions.  Holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa can now enter Australia, without obtaining an individual exemption. Who is exempt from applying for a travel exemption? Those exempt from requiring individual exemptions are: an Australian citizen a permanent resident of Australia an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent… Read More

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Victoria business and investor visa nomination program (subclass 188 and 132) – Update

The Department of Home Affairs has provided the Victorian Government with a limited allocation of visa nomination places for the Business Innovation and Investment Program. The interim allocation is designed to assist Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Competition for these places is expected to be high. Applications will close at 5pm AEST on 21 September 2020. Additional Requirement to the Nomination Criteria For applicants seeking to be nominated there is… Read More

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New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List for Employer Sponsored Visa Program

This Minister for Immigration released a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). Applications for occupations on the existing skilled occupation lists will still be processed but priority will be given to applications with occupations on the PMSOL list. The17 occupations on the PMSOL are: Chief Executive or Managing Director Construction Project Manager Mechanical Engineer General Practitioner Resident Medical Officer Psychiatrist Medical Practitioner nec Midwife Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Registered Nurse (Critical… Read More

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New Australian COVID visa for temporary visa holders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Australian Government have announced a new COVID visa stream under their existing Temporary Activity Visa scheme (subclass 408). The purpose of the visa is to provide a pathway for certain former and current holders of temporary visas to lawfully remain in Australia who would otherwise be required to depart, but for the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to leave Australia. Criteria for all applicants: Must hold… Read More

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