Category: Skilled visas

Changes to Health Requirements for Certain Visas

On 18 November 2017 new visa condition 8602 was introduced as well as changes to the health insurance requirements for subclass 457 visas, as explained below.

New Condition 8602

New Condition 8602 has been introduced which requires the visa holder not to have any outstanding public health debts while in Australia. Public health debts are those reported the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by any Commonwealth, State or Territory health authority but do not include health costs which are covered by health insurance or Medicare, or are for treatment for certain community health risks (eg tuberculosis).

Breach of condition 8602 may result in visa cancellation. Accordingly, visa holders who accrue a public health debt should arrange to repay any this debt with the relevant provider as soon as possible to avoid their visa being cancelled.

Visa Condition 8602 will be discretionary for some visas and mandatory for several visas including (but not limited to):

  • Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment)
  • Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist))
  • Subclass 407 (Training)
  • Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) (certain streams only)
  • Subclass 417 (Working Holiday)
  • Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled))
  • Subclass 461 (New Zealand Citizen Family)
  • Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday)
  • Subclass 476 (Skilled – Recognised Graduate)
  • Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate)
  • Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional)
  • Subclass 500 (Student)
  • Subclass 600 (Visitor)
  • Subclass 601 (Electronic Travel Authority)
  • Subclass 651 (eVisitor)
  • Subclass 676 (Tourist)

Health Insurance Requirements for Subclass 457 visas

Subclass 457 visa applicants no longer need to provide evidence, or a letter from their insurer confirming their health insurance arrangements when applying for a visa – they simply need to indicate they have made adequate arrangements on the online form.

However Condition 8501, “maintain health insurance” itself has not been changed – that is, 457 visa holders must still maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia.

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Contact our firm at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for more information regarding the most appropriate Australian visa strategy for your circumstances.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

general skilled visa

Return of the Australian General Skilled Visa

With an increasingly restrictive (and soon to be more expensive) permanent Employer Sponsored visa regime, we are beginning to see a return of the Australian General Skilled visa program, which does not require employer nomination or sponsorship, as potentially a more popular visa option for skilled overseas workers.

The Australian General Skilled visa regime was much more expansive prior to the Government’s overhaul back in 2010, when the list of over 400 occupations was reduced to 181. However, it seems that since the Prime Minister’s announcement on 18 April 2017 to seriously restrict Employer Sponsored visas and abolish the subclass 457 visa, the Australian General Skilled visa may need to fill a necessary gap to ensure that Australia is able to continue to build its economy and attract overseas workers in areas where there are skills shortages.

Restrictions to the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Visa

On 18 April 2017 the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced a series of reforms to the Australian work visa program which have restricted and changed the way the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa functions.

Proposed and actual amendments to the subclass 186 visa have included the following:

  • The first change introduced on 19 April 2017, was a stark reduction in the number of eligible occupations for the Direct Entry stream subclass 186 visa.
  • The maximum age limitation for the subclass 186 visa through Direct Entry was lowered on 1 July 2017 from 50 to 45.
  • English language proficiency requirements for the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the subclass 186 visa was increased from ‘vocational English’ to ‘competent English’ on 1 July 2017.
  • Caveats introduced on 19 April 2017 applying to certain occupations within the Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visa program now also apply to Direct Entry subclass 186 visa applications from 1 July 2017.
  • The Australian Government has proposed a work visa levy to be introduced in March 2018 which would tax businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million a levy of $3,000 per overseas worker sponsored for permanent residency and businesses with a turnover of more than $10 million a levy of $5,000 per overseas worker sponsored for permanent residency.
  • The Government has also announced that the eligible list of occupations for the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), can be changed every six months, which will lead to increased uncertainty for Australian businesses and visa applicants applying through the subclass 186 visa program.
  • The Government has announced that from March 2018, only those Temporary Skills Sponsored (TSS) visa holders with occupations included on the MLTSSL list will be eligible to apply through the subclass 186 visa Temporary Residence Transition stream. The period of time a TSS visa holder must hold and continue to work for the same employer to be eligible for the subclass 186 visa is set to increase from two years to three years.

Comparison of the Australian General Skilled Visa Program

The Australian General Skilled visa program until recently was more restrictive than the subclass 186 visa, given that a different limited Skilled Occupation List (SOL) applied to Skilled Independent visas whereas the expansive Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) applied to both permanent and temporary Employer Sponsored visas.

Applying through the General Skilled visa program may now be a more attractive option for skilled overseas workers to remain in Australia permanently for the following reasons:

  1. It may be a less expensive option, especially given that no work visa levy will apply.
  2. Employees previously eligible for the subclass 186 visa may no longer be able to apply based on language restrictions, occupation caveats and a reduction in the number of eligible occupations for the subclass 186 visa. However, the same overseas employee may be eligible for a General Skilled visa.
  3. The eligible occupation list for the Direct Entry subclass 186 visa is now identical to the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visas. From March 2018, the Temporary Residence Transition stream eligible occupation list will be identical to the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa.

For Australian employers needing to sponsor skilled overseas workers on a permanent basis or overseas employees in Australia seeking permanent residence, the General Skilled visa program may be preferable to the Employer Nomination Scheme, especially going forward if the Government continues to restrict Australian work visas.

Need Assistance?

This is a time of significant change in governmental policy in relation to Australian visas and immigration law. It is critical for Australian businesses requiring skilled overseas workers to remain permanently in Australia that the correct visa pathway is selected.

Contact our firm at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for more information regarding the most appropriate Australian visa strategy for your situation.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australian Skilled visa changes from 1 July 2017

Australian Visa Changes from 1 July 2017: Skilled Visas

The Australian Skilled visa program is an important means of growing the Australian workforce and ensuring that labour shortages in particular occupations in Australia can be filled by skilled overseas workers. The Australian visa changes from 1 July 2017 have heralded in an expanded Skilled visa program in terms of eligible occupations.

Australian Skilled Eligible Occupations- 1 July 2017

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will apply to the following classes of visas:

  1. Skilled- Independent (subclass 189) visas;
  2. Skilled-Regional (Provisional)(subclass 489) visas; and
  3. Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will continue to amend the occupation list, which has been announced will occur on a six-monthly basis.

Additional Occupations for Skilled Visas:

  • chief executive or managing director
  • corporate general manager
  • chief information officer
  • faculty head
  • university lecturer
  • environmental manager
  • musician (instrumental)
  • statistician
  • economist
  • mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
  • petroleum engineer
  • engineering professionals (nec)
  • chemist
  • food technologist
  • environmental consultant
  • environmental research scientist
  • environmental scientists (nec)
  • geophysicist
  • hydrogeologist
  • life scientist (general)
  • biochemist
  • biotechnologist
  • botanist
  • marine biologist
  • microbiologist
  • zoologist
  • physicist
  • life scientists (not elsewhere classified)
  • conservator
  • metallurgist
  • meteorologist
  • natural and physical science professionals (nec)
  • multimedia specialist
  • software and applications programmers (nec)
  • ICT security specialist
  • horse trainer

Skilled Visa Age Requirement- 1 July 2017

The maximum age requirement for Skilled visa applicants has been reduced from below the age of 50 to below the age of 45 for applicants applying from 1 July 2017. An exception to this is the newly created ‘New Zealand pathway’ for Skilled visas.

The new age requirement of below 45 will affect the following visas:

  1. Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa;
  2. Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa; and
  3. Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa.

Skilled Visa- New Zealand Pathway

From 1 July 2017, the Australian Government has introduced an additional pathway to Australian permanent residence as part of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa for New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holders.

This creates an additional option for New Zealanders seeking Australian permanent residency.

Need Assistance?

For specific enquiries regarding applications for Australian Skilled visas, please feel free to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Australian visa changes

Preparing for 1 July 2017 Australian Visa Changes

As the 1 July 2017 Australian visa changes rapidly approach, we are bracing for the system, financial and regulation modifications that will occur.

System Changes

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that the lodgement portal will be closed from 9:00 pm (AEST) on 30 June 2017.

Also, on 1 July 2017 new electronic forms will be introduced for all stages of the 457 visa.

The DIBP has instructed that any partially completed, ‘saved’, or ‘in progress’ 457 forms that are not submitted by 9:00 pm on 30 June 2017 will be lost, and the forms will be set to a status of ‘discontinued’ within the ImmiAccount. Therefore, applicants are strongly advised to ensure that any urgent applications are completed and submitted before this date.

From 1 July 2017, applicants will need to start a new 457 sponsorship, nomination of visa application form to continue the visa application process.

Financial Changes

Australian visa application fees will be increasing on 1 July 2017. The Government has published information of the exact changes that will occur.

The new Australian visa application fees can be accessed here.

Regulation Changes

A number of regulation changes will be introduced on 1 July 2017 affecting eligibility criteria for Australian visas.

The changes that have been announced so far include the following:

  • Skilled visas: The requisite occupation lists are expected to change and the maximum age requirement will be reduced from 50 years to 45 years.
  • Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visas: A number of changes are expected to occur including changes to the eligible skilled occupation lists, requirement for mandatory police checks for visa applicants, change in the training requirements and changes to English language exemptions.
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa (ENS visa) & Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) visas: The English language requirement will change for the Transitional visa stream from ‘vocational’ to ‘competent’ English, eligible occupation lists will be amended, and the maximum age requirement of 45 at the time of application will apply to Direct Entry stream applicants and a maximum age requirement of 50 at the time of application will continue to apply to Temporary Residence Transition stream applicants.

We will keep our clients and contacts informed of the upcoming 1 July 2017 changes to the Australian visa program.

For more information on Australian work visas, please feel free to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Skilled visas

Updated Occupation Lists for Australian Skilled Visas – Commencing 1 July 2016

The Australian Government annually publishes a Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupation List (SOL) relating to skilled visas.  It is a hurdle requirement that applicants for skilled visas meet the definition of an occupation on either the CSOL or SOL.

The updated CSOL and SOL have now been published and will come into effect on 1 July 2016.

Updates to the CSOL

The CSOL relates to the following visa types:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa;
  • Training and Research (subclass 402) visa; and
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa.

There have been no amendments to the CSOL for the July 2016 list which apply to the relevant employer sponsored visas.  The CSOL can be accessed here.

Updates to the SOL

The SOL relates to the following visa types:

  • Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa;
  • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa;
  • Temporary Graduate (subclass 485); and
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489).

Occupations added to the SOL:

  • 251912  Orthotist or Prosthetist; and
  • 252711 Audiologists.

Occupations removed from SOL:

  • 233611  Mining Engineers (excluding Petroleum);
  • 233612  Petroleum Engineers;
  • 234912  Metallurgists ;
  • 251311  Environmental Health Officers;
  • 251312  Occupational Health & Safety Advisers;
  • 411211  Dental Hygienists;
  • 411212  Dental Prosthetists;
  • 411213  Dental Technicians; and
  • 411213  Dental Therapists.

The SOL can be accessed here.

For advice regarding Australian skilled visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as at 1 July 2016

OCCUPATION ANZSCO CODE COUNTRY ASSESSING AUTHORITY
Construction Project Manager 133111 All VETASSESS
Project Builder 133112 All VETASSESS
Engineering Manager 133211 All Engineers Australia/AIM
Production Manager (Mining) 133513 All VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 All TRA
Medical Administrator 134211 All VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 All ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 All VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 All ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General) 221111 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Accountant 221112 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation Accountant 221113 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
External Auditor 221213 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Internal Auditor 221214 All VETASSESS
Actuary 224111 All VETASSESS
Land Economist 224511 All VETASSESS
Valuer 224512 All VETASSESS
Ship’s Engineer 231212 All AMSA
Ship’s Master 231213 All AMSA
Ship’s Officer 231214 All AMSA
Architect 232111 All AACA
Landscape Architect 232112 All VETASSESS
Cartographer 232213 All VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 All VETASSESS
Surveyor 232212 All SSSI
Chemical Engineer 233111 All Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer 233112 All Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer 233211 All Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 All Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor 233213 All AIQS
Structural Engineer 233214 All Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer 233215 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer 233311 All Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer 233411 All Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer 233511 All Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer 233512 All Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer 233513 All Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer 233912 All Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer 233913 All Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist 233914 All Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer 233915 All Engineers Australia
Naval Architect 233916 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant 234111 All VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist 234112 All VETASSESS
Forester 234113 All VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 All AIMS
Veterinarian 234711 All AVBC
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 All ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 All AITSL
Secondary School Teacher 241411 All AITSL
Special Needs Teacher 241511 All AITSL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 All AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 All AITSL
Special Education Teachers (nec) 241599 All AITSL
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 All AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 All AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 All ANZSNM
Sonographer 251214 All AIR
Optometrist 251411 All OCANZ
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 All VETASSESS
Chiropractor 252111 All CCEA
Osteopath 252112 All ANZOC
Occupational Therapist 252411 All OTC
Physiotherapist 252511 All APC
Podiatrist 252611 All APodC/ANZPAC
Audiologist 252711 All VETASSESS
Speech Pathologist 252712 All SPA
General Practitioner 253111 All Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist 253211 All Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 All Medical Board of Australia
Cardiologist 253312 All Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Haematologist 253313 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Oncologist 253314 All Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist 253315 All Medical Board of Australia
Gastroenterologist 253316 All Medical Board of Australia
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 All Medical Board of Australia
Neurologist 253318 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician 253321 All Medical Board of Australia
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 All Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist 253323 All Medical Board of Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 All Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec) 253399 All Medical Board of Australia
Psychiatrist 253411 All Medical Board of Australia
Surgeon (General) 253511 All Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 All Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon 253513 All Medical Board of Australia
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 All Medical Board of Australia
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 All Medical Board of Australia
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 All Medical Board of Australia
Urologist 253518 All Medical Board of Australia
Vascular Surgeon 253521 All Medical Board of Australia
Dermatologist 253911 All Medical Board of Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 All Medical Board of Australia
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 253913 All Medical Board of Australia
Ophthalmologist 253914 All Medical Board of Australia
Pathologist 253915 All Medical Board of Australia
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist 253917 All Medical Board of Australia
Radiation Oncologist 253918 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec) 253999 All Medical Board of Australia
Midwife 254111 All ANMAC
Nurse Practitioner 254411 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) 254413 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) 254415 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) 254417 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 All ANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec) 254499 All ANMAC
ICT business Analyst 261111 All ACS
Systems Analyst 261112 All ACS
Analyst Programmer 261311 All ACS
Developer Programmer 261312 All ACS
Software Engineer 261313 All ACS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer 263111 All ACS
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 All Engineers Australia
Barrister 271111 All SLAA
Solicitor 271311 All SLAA
Clinical Psychologist 272311 All APS
Educational Psychologist 272312 All APS
Organisational Psychologist 272313 All APS
Psychotherapist 272314 All VETASSESS
Psychologists (nec) 272399 All APS
Social Worker 272511 All AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 All Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician 312212 All VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 All TRA
Radio Communications Technician 313211 All TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 All Engineers Australia
Automotive Electrician 321111 All TRA
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 All TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 All TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 All TRA
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 All TRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 All TRA
Metal Fabricator 322311 All TRA
Pressure Welder 322312 All TRA
Welder (First Class) 322313 All TRA
Fitter (General) 323211 All TRA
Fitter & Turner 323212 All TRA
Fitter-Welder 323213 All TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 All TRA
Locksmith 323313 All TRA
Panelbeater 324111 All TRA
Bricklayer 331111 All TRA
Stonemason 331112 All TRA
Carpenter & Joiner 331211 All TRA
Carpenter 331212 All TRA
Joiner 331213 All TRA
Painting trades workers 332211 All TRA
Glazier 333111 All TRA
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 All TRA
Solid Plasterer 333212 All TRA
Wall & Floor Tiler 333411 All TRA
Plumber (General) 334111 All TRA
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 All TRA
Drainer 334113 All TRA
Gasfitter 334114 All TRA
Roof plumber 334115 All TRA
Electrician (General) 341111 All TRA
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 All TRA
Lift Mechanic 341113 All TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 All TRA
Electrical Linesworker 342211 All TRA
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 All TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 All TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 All TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 All TRA
Chef *** 351311 All TRA
Cabinetmaker 394111 All TRA
Boat Builder & Repairer 399111 All TRA
Shipwright 399112 All TRA

 

For advice regarding Australian skilled visas, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@hartmanlawyers.com.au for Australian immigration assistance.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Suspension of Subclass 175, 176 and 475 Visa Processing

As of today, the Skilled (Independent) (subclass 175), Skilled- Sponsored (subclass 176) and Skilled Regional Sponsored (subclass 475) visas will be capped and ceased by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Visa applicants whose applications have been ceased will be refunded their application fee by the DIBP, but will be deemed never to have made their application.

This is an unfortunate situation for many visa applicants who have waited in uncertainty for years to receive a decision on their visa application. Many of these applicants met the requirements of the subclass 175, 176 or 475 visas they applied for, but are now no longer eligible under the new Skilled Migration regime.

The DIBP has announced that it will continue to process subclass 175, 175 and 475 visas for visa applicants who are onshore in Australia.

For advice regarding Skilled migration to Australia, please feel free to contact the author by email at rebecca@hartmanlawyers.com.au or by telephone on +61 3 9021 0986 or +61 (0)423 701 747 for advice.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.

Legislation for New Points Test

Arrangements for the new skilled occupation test to come into effect on 1 July 2011 are currently being made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The new points test will effect visa subclasses 175, 176, 475 and 487.

DIAC has published Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 74n regarding the amendment of the points test for skilled visas. The new Legislative Instrument can be accessed here.

This is general information only and does not constitute legal advice.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on relevant matters. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute legal advice. You are advised to seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content contained in this website.