Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – NSW

 

www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491

Applications open for state sponsorship with New South Wales

NSW are now accepting applications for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

Applications must be lodged by 5pm Friday, 26 June 2020.

Who can apply?

You can only apply for NSW nomination if you are eligible for this visa subclass AND:

  • have an occupation on the NSW regional skilled occupation list (ACCOUNTANTS, IT PROFESSIONALS, ENGINEERS, TRADE OCCUPATIONS, CHILD CARE, NURSE, SOCIAL WORKERS ALL ON THE OCCUPATION LIST PLUS MANY MORE OCCUPATIONS), and;
  • are currently living in a designated regional area of NSW.

 

Please call our office for any further information required.

LATEST UPDATE FOR QLD 190 & 491

𝐐𝐋𝐃 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 – 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝟏𝟗𝟎 & 𝟒𝟗𝟏

• BSMQ has applied for a small quota to commence state nomination in July 2020.

• They will receive their formal quota in Oct 2020 as a part of the commonwealth budget release.

• The 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟒𝟗𝟏 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟗𝟎 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 as compared to previous years.

• BSMQ will change their process for state nomination and 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬.

• If no quota is received by BSMQ for July 2020, they will open for state nomination in October 2020.

𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒕 (07) 3216 0052 𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝑩 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔!

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VICTORIA STATE SPONSORSHIP CLOSED

As of today, Victoria state sponsorship is closed. Applications received prior to 28th May 2020 will continue to be processed.

To read the official post from Victoria state, please see this link https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-events/news/2020/close-of-victorias-skilled-nominated-visa-subclass-190-and-491?fbclid=IwAR1y5m54pZYNeSSpsLjTkmGeHa4WV6r8-H0-Z1BromYf5-ZJA08VjVorLdg

 

 

QLD BSMQ Skilled Migration Program for Subclass 491 visa – Open

Business Migration and Skilled Migration Australia (BSMQ) has opened to processing OFFSHORE Subclass 491 for Selected Medical Professionals.

Please refer to the BSMQ Website for list of occupation via this link https://migration.qld.gov.au/skilled-occupation-lists/

Please note that due to the closure of The Australian Border should you receive a offshore grant you will need to apply for a travel exemption however, your entry to Australia at this time cannot be guaranteed. For  more details please see this link  https://migration.qld.gov.au/

Updated on the 24th April 2020

Attention

Attention!!!

NSW State Sponsorship (Regional) is now available for Civil Engineers and Accountants/Management Accountants. Accountants/Management Accountants must have 6 months of work experience in the nominated occupation anywhere in Australia,  possess proficient English and must be living and working in the sponsoring regional area of NSW.

If you meet the above and wish to discuss your eligibility further, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Attention: Changes to Pass and Pool Marks

Legislative Instrument-IMMI18/067-Pool and Pass Marks for General Skilled Migration Visas Instrument 2018.

Part 2 of this instrument increases the pool and pass mark to 65 for the following three subclasses where an application is made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018:

  • Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189
  • Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190
  • Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489

Transitional provisions 

For visa applications made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018 the pool and pass mark will be 65. 

For visa applications made before, on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given prior to 1 July the pool and pass mark remains at 60. 

Part 3 of this instrument maintains the pre-existing pool and pass marks for outstanding applications for the following repealed visa subclasses:

  • Subclass 175 (Skilled-Independent) visa
  • Subclass 176 (Skilled-Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 475 (Skilled-Regional Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 487 (Skilled-Regional Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 885 (Skilled-Independent) visa; and
  • Subclass 886 (Skilled-Sponsored) visa

This instrument revokes IMMI 12/107 and commences on 1 July 2018.

Tasmania State Sponsorship Requirements – Subclass 190 Visa

Current international students who have commenced an eligible course in a CRICOS registered Tasmanian tertiary institution before 31 July 2017 will continue to be eligible for Subclass 190 visa nomination, if they complete the following:

  • completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania
  • course undertaken must be either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)
  • must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks) must be full time and on site in Tasmania
  • currently in Tasmania and lived in the state for at least 12 months during your period of study
  • Score at least 60 points for the DIBP points test (state nomination provides 5 points for the Subclass190 Visa)
  • Have a valid and positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation, which needs to be on the Migration Instrument 2017 (IMMI 17/072: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities)

NEW MTLSSL OCCUPATION LIST – ACCOUNTANT, IT AND ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS SAFE


The NEW Occupation list is now released and the following occupations have been removed:

  • Equipment Hire Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Picture Framer
  • Property Manager
  • Psychotherapist
  • Real Estate Agent Principal
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Representative
  • Ship’s Engineer
  • Ship’s Master
  • Ship’s Officer
  • University  Tutor

Source: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/removed-skilled-occupations

Below is the updated skilled occupation list:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00850

NEW Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa


The new Temporary Sponsored Parent visa is due to be released in late 2017 if the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures) Bill is passed. More details will be made known on its introduction. What do we know for now?

  • Granted for 3 or 5 years, maximum stay is 10 years in total
  • 3-year visa costs AUD$5,000
  • 5-year visa costs AUD$10,000
  • No Balance of Family Test
  • No bond required
  • No work rights
  • Only can undertake short-term, informal study
  • Maintain health insurance from an Australian provider through the period of their stay
  • Cannot have outstanding public health debt in Australia
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Only one set of parents per household (that is maximum two people) can be sponsored for this visa at a time.

Sponsor requirements:

  • Biological, adoptive, or a step child of their parent
  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • 18 years or older
  • Have lived in Australia for at least four years
  • Meet a household income requirement
  • Meet character requirements
  • Accept legal liability for any outstanding public health debt their sponsored parent accrues

The sponsor and applicant will be assessed separately. The sponsor application must be approved before the visa application for the parent can be made.