Migrating to Australia is quite tedious. Before jumping into the process, you need to thoroughly research about your eligibility criteria. When you start reading online, information for different types of visa to apply for can get very overwhelming. We always reiterate to our clients that no application is similar to another, thus, doing your application based on your friends or relatives’ submission is not recommended. The timeline, including the procedure and documents needed, vary on a case-by-case basis. Make sure that when doing research, all of these are covered not to miss any important detail that can harm your submission.
Thousands of families are migrating to Australia year after year, and some have disclosed their reasons to us for doing so; better career opportunity, better education system for their children and improved quality family life were some of the reasons cited.
Quality universities in Singapore, for example, will cost families a fortune. For some who have younger children, being able to be with their kids most of the time without sacrificing their (hectic) work schedule is a continuous dilemma, both for locals and non-locals. Nevertheless, most think that they can get the life they are dreaming about for their family in Australia.
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.