Your lack of knowledge with the entire Australia visa application programme might make you a target for swindles or fraudulent acts by unregistered migration agencies. While we would like to believe that all organizations are working diligently, there are still many reasons why we might be susceptible to fraud.
Sure, every year, the Department of Home Affairs in accepts thousands of Australian visa application from Singapore and all over the world, especially for skilled migration programme. Some receive positive outcome, while some cases will be rejected.
Applications with innocent mistakes, inconsistencies in the information and misunderstanding with the criteria, will certainly be denied. And just because you were denied once, doesn’t mean you can easily lodge application again in the future. To avoid wasting thousands of dollars and preventing you from getting your Australian visa, you might want to consider the following advice below:
Occupation Ceilings for 2017-18 Program year has been released, carrying a good news for Accountants, Software Engineer and Mechanical Engineers. For this fiscal year, significant higher ceilings are given for the abovementioned occupations.
Prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 fiscal year, the government announced that the Australia’s permanent migration programme for this program year will remain stable at a ceiling of 190,000 intakes despite the abolition of the 457 visa and removal of some occupations on the list.
Breaking News: 1st of July 2017
An updated skilled occupation lists has just been released and takes effect today, being the start of Australia’s new Fiscal year 2017-18. This list was finalized after the authorities evaluated jobs in shorter supply and the long-term needs of the economy.
Below is a summary of these changes:
MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (*highly sought after skills)
STSOL – Short-term Skilled Occupation List (*less sought after skills)
The 2016 Australia Census shows Australia is now becoming more Asian than European.
The statement was supported by data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that despite England and New Zealand remained the most common birthplaces after Australia, the number of people born in China and India increased compared from 2011 census. The Philippines swapped positions with Italy, moving from the 8th place to 6th. Moreover, Malaysia is now appearing in the top 10, representing 0.6% of the Australian population.
Permanent Residency (PR) or Australian visa application is more than just filling out application forms and submitting documentations; it is a very demanding process that requires patience and the ability to cope up with the ever-changing regulations all at the same time.
Australia, just like about any other country across the globe, constrains immigration laws in order for the government to remain in control of the surface of the economy.
New Australian visa programmes only for Singaporeans have been announced on 2nd June 2017 by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his visit in Singapore.
An exclusive visa will be effective by 1st January 2018, allowing Singaporeans to enter Australia for 3 months at a time within the period of six years. Alongside with this visa, a new Work and Holiday Maker programme will also begin on 1st August 2017, which allows eligible applicants from Australia and Singapore to undertake short-term work or study.
Truth be told, the best time to migrate to Australia was way back years ago, when the immigration policies was not as tough as it is today. Following the immigration changes implemented prior to the 2017-18 fiscal year on the 1st July 2017, many would-be migrants have been affected, especially those occupations that were removed from the occupation lists.
However, despite the changes, Australia’s permanent migration programme for the fiscal year 2017-18 will remain stable at a ceiling of 190,000 intakes. The government has decided not to cut the number of migrant intake for the coming fiscal year in spite of the abolition of the 457 visa and the removal of the 200 occupations from the list.
The 2017-18 fiscal year has yet to begin, but a number of changes on the Australian visa application process will take its effectivity today, 19th April 2017.
Sure, Australia welcomes thousands of skilled migrants yearly. However, in the effort to protect Australian citizens’ employment opportunities, revisions on the occupation lists and immigration process are being set.
Revised Occupation List
Effective 19th April 2017, the previous Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is now replaced to Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is now called Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Occupations which are listed in a legislative instrument containing two schedules are only the approved jobs for use under permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes.