Australian Migration Seminar Sat 9th September

Join us at this great migration seminar hosted by the Down Under Centre in London, where you can speak to an experienced Migration Agent and industry employers!

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Ian Harrop Migration Seminar at the Down Under Centre London this Saturday!

Moving to Australia?

This April 2017, The Down Under Centre London will be hosting an event with Ian Harrop and Associates for those who are looking to migrate to Australia. Join this seminar and meet with migration experts who can assist with your migration journey!

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Vetassess announces new advisory service

Australian Skills assessment authority Vetassess is creating a new advisory service to assist with skills submissions. The new service, which will be launch later this month, aims to clarify requirements for skills assessments prior to submission.

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Australian Priority 5 applications to be closed

DIBP has announced that all outstanding Priority 5 applications will be closed after the end of this financial year. Thousands of applicants have been left in limbo for several years due to the long delay in Priority 5 processing. The announcement will now bring this period of uncertainty to an end. It likely that all affected applicants will have their visa fees refunded.

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Australia releases updated Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

Australia has released its new Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

There have been no major changes this time. Known changes are as follows:

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IT and Accountant occupations – current status

The quota of invitations for ICT Business and Systems Analysts has been reached and no further invitations to apply will be issued for these occupations under the sub class 189 Independent and subclass 489 Regional visas until the next financial year which begins on 1st July 2015.

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Demand increases for Nurses and Allied Health Workers in Australia

Recruitment companies in Australia are forecasting an increased demand in nurses and allied health professionals. New hospitals are opening up in all regions and nurses with specialist skills in mental health, theatre and palliative care are in demand, as well as midwives, physiotherapists and dieticians. Demand is highest in regional and remote areas and particularly in Northern Territories.
If you are a nurse or allied health professional and would like to apply, contact us, or fill in our free assessment form. If you have a Diploma in nursing, it’s advisable to upgrade this to a Degree and it’s cheaper to do this in the UK. Conversion rates from Diploma to Degree in Australia are around $15,000 Australian. For more advice, please contact us.

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Partner Visa fee increase

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has increased the application fees by 50% for all types of partner visas, effective from 1st January 2015.

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New Vetassess work experience requirement in effect

The Australian skills assessment provider Vetassess has announced skills assessment changes from 1st January 2015. The organisation will now disallow the FIRST year of work experience after obtaining a qualification (Degree/Diploma) to be counted as skilled work. It is likely that the DIBP will follow suit and discount this first year of post qualification work experience in the points test. This will affect applicants for 187, 189, 190, and 489 visas. For more information, check the Vetassess link HERE, or contact us.

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DIBP announce credit card charges

DIPB announced credit card charges for Visa Application Charges (VAC). Please remember to factor in an extra 1.08% (visa/MasterCard), 1.99% (AMEX, JCB) or 2.91% (Diners).

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