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Dan's blog

Dan's weekly blog.

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Immigration Influx

Immigration Influx

2015 is set to see an influx of immigrants into Australia, with more than; 5 million visas; predicted to be issued! With such a significant change in population demographic within the nation, a reconsideration of policy is inevitable. The challenges to Australian policy that will evolve in 2015 are expected to be of a scale so large that the last comparable period of change was in World War II.

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Minor changes on all forms & place of lodgement

Minor changes on all forms & place of lodgement

Approved forms and the location for lodgement on applications for Subclass 461: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00568 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (Subclass 400) Visa Applications – the Specification of Arrangements: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00565

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Important Updates to Visas & Requirements

Important Updates to Visas & Requirements

Read about the latest updates to the New TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold) & 457 and ENS (Employer Nominated Scheme) highly paid position, Lowered English requirements for subclass 457 visa application, and English language test scores for subclass 476 and 485 applications, Specification of Arrangements for Special Category Visa Applications and other important visa updates.

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Latest changes to immigration rules

Latest changes to immigration rules

Changes to the English language requirements for Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 visas came into effect from 18 April 2015. The change amends the requirements applicants must meet to satisfy the English language criteria while continuing to ensure that applicants have a sufficient level of English language ability to perform effectively in their nominated occupations. The amendment gives effect to a recommendation from an independent review conducted in 2014, the 457 Integrity Review. The required English test scores for 457 visas are now as follows:

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457 changes – April 2015

457 changes – April 2015

The Federal Government has made changes to the Subclass 457 visas. These changes action the recommendations in the 457 Integrity Review.

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