Guidelines

Can I Migrate to Australia in 2020? What You Can Do

One of the many unfortunate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is the drop in migration to Australia. The number of migrants is not quite zero, but for the time being, migration to Australia will remain very difficult whilst the strict lockdown measures remain in place. If you have been dreaming of migrating to Australia, you …

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10 Facts About Australian Permanent Residency and Citizenship

There are plenty of benefits to becoming an Australian permanent resident, one of which being the opportunity to work towards citizenship. Below are 10 facts about Australian citizenship and permanent residency: Australian Residency is not the Same as Citizenship The terms ‘resident’ and ‘citizen’ are sometimes thrown about seemingly interchangeably. This is not technically the …

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SIV Overview

Subclass 188 Significant Investor Stream The Significant Investor stream of the Subclass 188 visa offers many advantages to aspiring business skills migration applicants. Whilst attracting a higher investment threshold, this stream exempts prospective applicants from many of the criteria applicable to the Business Innovation or Investment streams. In particular, the Significant Investor stream imposes no …

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When Will I Get My Invitation? – Skilled Visas (Subclass 189, 190 and 491)

How To Get Skilled visas Invitation One of our solicitors, Andrew, at Visa Plan, talks about Skilled visas. We get many inquiries asking ‘When will I get my invitation?’ from our clients. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is often complex and always changing. In this video, we will provide an overview of the Australian …

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Guideline to Permanent Residency

Guideline to Permanent Residency   What occupations? What are the necessary qualifications and experience? What are the available PR pathways? What is the specific criteria for each pathway? What occupations? Given its geographical size and economic potential, Australia’s population cannot independently source all necessary human capital. It, therefore, relies on overseas migration. Australia devises various …

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Skilled Occupation Lists

Australian Visa – Job Lists   Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List Persons who are issued an invitation to make an application for a Subclass 189 (Skilled—Independent) visa. Persons who are sponsored by an eligible family member and issued an invitation to make an application for a family sponsorship stream of a Subclass 491 (Skilled …

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Subclass 491 & Subclass 494

491 visa – 494 visa The Department of Home Affairs announced two (2) new provisional visas to be introduced on 16 November 2019 to assist skill shortages in regional parts of Australia: Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 491 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – Subclass 494 Definitions of ‘Regional’ Prior to the amendment, …

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