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New Australian 457 visa rules announced for January 2017

21:03 27/09/2016
New, Australian 457 visa rules that come into force in January 2017 are expected to affect visa holders, with children, living in Southern Australia. 457 visa holders with children will be hit with...

Increasing concerns about Irish overstaying their visas in Australia

15:28 09/02/2016
There are increasing numbers of Irish citizens remaining in Australia after their visas expire. Some Irish nationals who are no longer in work simply cannot afford the flight and resettlement costs...

Australia lowers visa passmark - more skilled immigration

14:41 05/07/2012
We are happy to report that it is now easier for UK workers and others to immigrate to work in Australia since the Australian government has lowered the current pass mark for their SkillSelect...

Australian immigration announces new points requirement for SkillSelect applicants

14:28 19/06/2012
Australian immigration has announced that the pass mark to qualify for EOI - SkillSelect (Subclasses 189, 190 and 489) will be 60 points. Currently, applicants are required to earn 65 points. The new...

Australia's Working Holiday visa popular among youth in Hong Kong and Taiwan

13:29 29/05/2012
More young people from Hong Kong and Taiwan are taking advantage of Australia 's Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417 visa) attracted to Australia's strong economy and high wages. Latest Australian...

Increase in Indian Students opting to study in Australia

12:23 06/07/2011
More and more Indians are studying in Australia . This represents a significant resurgence in demand for student places after two years of declining student immigration levels. Declining student...